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Do You Prefer Working Out Before, During or After Work/School?

Most of us have to get up every day, Monday through Friday to go to work or school - that's a fact. We also have to make time to take care of ourselves, and fit exercise into our busy schedule. So I want to know...

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millarci millarci 9 years
I totally agree with ashcwebb. My energy isn't always there, but after I work out for an hour, I always feel better about myself.
millarci millarci 9 years
I would love to go to the gym in the morning before work. However, I have a very long commute and I don't think I can go to the gym at 5:30 am. So I go after work which is hard as well after a long day.
kendallina kendallina 9 years
I have much more energy throughout the day if I go to the gym before work/school. Unfortunately, I cannot drag my butt out of bed in the morning, so I am stuck going to the gym after night classes.
Swangeese Swangeese 9 years
I like working out in the morning because the rest of the day is yours. That way if something comes up I don't have to stress about missing a workout or trying to fit a quick one in.
melda melda 9 years
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orangeflower orangeflower 9 years
its not that I have more energy at night, it's more that I am horrible, i mean really horrible at waking up early and there's not enough time @ lunch to do it, so the evening just fits my life. if a gym were closer to my house then i'd go in the a.m. *maybe* but so far, i'm a nightie
Lavinie Lavinie 9 years
i used to work out really early in the a.m. and i loved it... not the beginning part - but when your done and everything is quiet and the air is still cold... but it got hard to wake up earlier than i already did. so i started running at night, and even though i feel sometimes it becomes harder for me to sleep, i do like it - because it helps me relieve all the stress i accumulated throughout the day
whtevjenny whtevjenny 9 years
I've done both pre- and post- work workouts, and right now, I'm really preferring the morning. I feel like it's more effective, and it also frees up my afternoon for whatever I want/need to do! And if I have nothing on tap, sometimes I just make it a "two-a-day" and throw in a pilates tape in the evening.
rubialala rubialala 9 years
smart-blonde smart-blonde 9 years
I'm nocturnal but I work 9-5, so morning exercise is not really an option (I can't get up before 8 because I don't usually go to bed before 1.) 5:30 in the afternoon is the perfect time for me to work out, right after I get home from work.
mlmoreno47 mlmoreno47 9 years
I would prefer to work out in the morning but I just can't get up that early!
misstsapinay misstsapinay 9 years
I actually work out 30 minutes in the morning before work, and then 30 minutes in the evening after work. It really helps me maintain myself.
gumdrops334 gumdrops334 9 years
to people who go at lunch--how long do you exercise for? and do you shower after you exercise? I just can't fathom how you can fit exercising, showering, changing, etc into an hour lunch break
Saturn9 Saturn9 9 years
I like going at lunch. It's not crowded, and it's a great break in the middle of the day.
mizz_jennii mizz_jennii 9 years
I want to start working out in the a.m. but it's SO hard for me to wake up that early!! Currently I hit he gym after work, it helps me burn off the stress that's accumulated throughout the day. But I will try for the a.m. work outs.
gumdrops334 gumdrops334 9 years
i'm starting school up again in a few days and realized that all my exercise will be walking to and from class. its a 15-20 minute walk each way. woot!
piraterie piraterie 9 years
It's hard to get out of bed earlier, but once I'm actually exercising, I love working out in the morning. It puts me in a much better mood and I'm much more relaxed when I get to work.
koolbr33z3 koolbr33z3 9 years
It's hard to get up that early in the morning.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I don't really have the time to hit the gym during or before work, but I pass the gym on the way home, so I make myself go...sometimes my energy isn't up there...but after an hour there I feel better about myself.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
If I don't work out in the morning, I'll find a million excuses to not work out later in the day. I try be at the gym by 7 AM when it's less crowded; for the rest of the day, I feel energized and more ready to face the day ahead.
graldi19 graldi19 9 years
i hit the gym every morning and it definitly wakes me up and makes me feel better about the day :) also, the gym is less crowded so i'm not fighing for any machines or equiptment
mem952 mem952 9 years
i used to work out after work. but it is so nice to get it out of the way in the morning, the gym is quieter and i feel so much more awake by the time i get to work. the only difficulty is making sure i go to bed early the night before!
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