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What Time of Day Do You Prefer to Exercise?

Some of us are early birds, while others are night owls. Regardless of my sleep pattern, I prefer to work out in the late afternoon.

Often though, the only time I can fit exercise into my life is the early morning or after my girls are in bed. But what about you . . .

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Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 6 years
MORNING!!!!! I love getting it out of the way because for the rest of the day you can focus on other tasks at hand without thinking: oh man I still have to work out!!!
Eva-Link Eva-Link 6 years
I totally don't understand how people can run in the morning! Like, I have trouble breathing in the morning as it is- I tried running 1st thing in the morning once, I almost died. Not to mention that exercising with nothing in my stomach causes more cramping.
CarmenP CarmenP 6 years
Morning. If the city is your playground.
Allytta Allytta 6 years
noon if i can.
Allytta Allytta 6 years
noon if i can.
audrina audrina 6 years
I exercise in the evening. It relieves my stress level from the day and makes me sleep like a baby.
opentypeA opentypeA 6 years
Morning for sure! I like to do it and have that post-exercise rush all day! :-)
Spectra Spectra 6 years
Mornings, by far. I usually work out at around 8 or 9, which is perfect because I generally work the second shift. If I waited until after work to work out, I wouldn't be able to sleep until like, 4 am or so.
susanec susanec 6 years
I am not a morning person, I don't do well popping out of bed and going for a run. Swimming is okay but it's a pain getting ready at the gym (hateful facilities). Much easier just to do it after work, or whenever on the weekends.
runningesq runningesq 6 years
Both - swim in the am, bike or run in the pm. OR run in the am, bike or swim in the pm. etc.
runningesq runningesq 6 years
Both - swim in the am, bike or run in the pm.ORrun in the am, bike or swim in the pm.etc.
JudieN JudieN 6 years
I wish I was a morning person, the few times I have managed to work out in the mornings, it was nice knowing that my workout for the day was done and out of the way. Alas, I have a hard enough time just getting to work on time! So I work out after work...usually from about 6-7pm. I am a night owl, so I don't usually go to bed before 10 or 11...so the evenings work for me. If I didn't have to work I would love to work out at 10am everyday! And I agree, it is a great way to decompress after a day at work...
tsp tsp 6 years
so, i end up doing afternoons about half the time, but i actually prefer mornings. mostly because i love getting it out of the way early. i do find that sometimes my body is slow to start in the am, though. another benefit of the morning workout is being able to toss in a bonus workout in the afternoon, if i find the time. that bump in my metabolism twice a day is helpful, i think.
tsp tsp 6 years
so, i end up doing afternoons about half the time, but i actually prefer mornings. mostly because i love getting it out of the way early. i do find that sometimes my body is slow to start in the am, though.another benefit of the morning workout is being able to toss in a bonus workout in the afternoon, if i find the time. that bump in my metabolism twice a day is helpful, i think.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 6 years
Late afternoon, early evenings.
mondaymoos mondaymoos 6 years
My perfect time to work out is around 11, but since I have a day job now, it doesn't really lend itself to that time. I usually work out anywhere from 5-7pm now, and it does keep me awake later than I want it to, but that's the only time I can squeeze it in.
telane telane 6 years
I would love to work out in the mornings but even with two large dogs I am afraid of running in the dark alone. So afternoon it is. :0(
dunnonuttin dunnonuttin 6 years
I'm up at 5am and work out for about an hour about everyday. Then I have kickboxing and/or yoga classes in the evenings three, sometimes four nights a week.
shiningeyes shiningeyes 6 years
Morning. Although I'd probably prefer to go in the afternoon, the gyms are just too crowded then and it's easier to talk myself out of it.
ilanac13 ilanac13 6 years
i'm an afternoon person. i go to the gym during lunch when it's a weekday and when it's a weekend i typically go around 4. it breaks up my day and it's an excuse to take a shower and get ready to go out .
Ayu Ayu 6 years
Social sports in the afternoon in the fresh air, running in the nature towards the sunset, pilates and weights almost at night (at 11pm+ when my mother gets away from the TV, haha).
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