Skip Nav
Healthy Recipes
If You Want to Lose Weight and Still Drink, Read This
Healthy Snacks
Beyond the Lattes: 30+ Healthy Pumpkin Spice Treats, Snacks, and Foods
Beginner Fitness Tips
If You've Always Wanted to Try Running, Read This

Fit Tip: Exercise at the Same Time Each Day

Are parties and preparations for the holidays interfering with your workouts? If yes, I have a simple way to stay committed to your fitness regimen. Schedule your workouts at the same time every day whether it be to hit the gym, meet a buddy to jog with, or go to a class. Once you make exercise part of your daily schedule, it will become habit, and just like any other important appointment, it will be something you can't skip out on.

Tell me, do you already exercise at the same time each day?

Image Source: Getty
deanna024 deanna024 7 years
during the work week, I exercise before work. But on the weekends, I exercise later in the morning or in early afternoon. It's nice to be flexible then and I have more time to work out and enjoy myself, versus feeling like I'm ticking off something on a list. I think you have to flexible during the holidays -- especially if you're traveling or staying with family. People have different schedules and some times, you have to fit things in when you can.
kclulu kclulu 7 years
I workout right after work during the work and first thing in the morning on the weekends. I prefer to workout in a structured way because it is easier for me to schedule things around that then it is to try to fit in a workout around other things. I make it a priority because I am a much happier and pleasant person to be around when I regularly exercise so despite the fact that some people see that as selfish, really it is very unselfish because I am thinking about my friends and family. I wouldn't want to subject them to such bitchiness:)
ckeller825 ckeller825 7 years
Yes!!! I have a set eating schedule at work, and then head to the gym RIGHT after. And while I'm driving home, I make sure I have a mini snack to hold me over for dinner. It all works out perfectly. Otherwise, I would find every excuse in the book not to go to the gym.
bonniebonnie bonniebonnie 7 years
Since I am new to working out (only been exercising regularly for a year and a half) I definitely agree in scheduling workouts. Making it a habit helped me incorporate it into my life so that now if I can't go at my regular time, I'm willing to put in an hour wherever I can fit it.
darc5204 darc5204 7 years
Great tip for people who work out in the mornings and whose holiday events won't keep them up late, or who have time during the day. For me, though, workout "appointments" would mean giving up social events and/or sleep. To keep my lifestyle balanced, I find flexibility is the only way to handle the holiday season.
clearskies clearskies 7 years
First thing first, exercising at all is GOOD! Second, recently I've been able to have a nice little routine of going to the gym at the same time every day, and it has really helped me be consistent.
Randilizm Randilizm 7 years
I somewhat disagree. Most of the time I exercise at the same time of day (meaning either the morning or the evening) but it really all depends on my mood. Sometimes I love to workout in the mornings other times in the evening. I say if you just make a schedule to exercise in general and what you will be doing that should be enough.
insanitypepper insanitypepper 7 years
I usually do this.
Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 7 years
Yes Yes Yes! Every day I am at the gym between 8:15 & 8:30 am!!! It works like a charm... which is how I make it every day! It's ingrained in my mind!
Venus1 Venus1 7 years
This is all very well for those that lead such structured lives that they can work out at the same time every day. Personally I can neither work out or eat at the same time every day; it's called reality!
Spectra Spectra 7 years
Sort of...I always work out as soon as I wake up, which is usually the same time each day, but every so often it's earlier or later than normal. I do find it easier to stick with my workouts if I do them at the same time each day, though. When I have to do them at a different time, it screws with my schedule.
Mila_83 Mila_83 7 years
I have to agree - I find it a lot easier to stick to my exercise routine and stay on track if I exercise at the same time each day.I workout every morning at 6am before heading to work.Also,I don't have to worry about not having time for my workout during the day.
califab califab 7 years
DISAGREE! I don't know if anyone else's work and personal lives are out of control, particularly around the holidays, but if I weren't flexible about when I work out, I would be in trouble. I do it any possible hour I can squeeze in, before work, during lunch, leave work 20 minutes early to hit gym when it's slow, then work from home, whatever. I always have to remind myself that if 4:00 is when I don't have calls, that's the only time I can go, so take lunch at 4:00 and hit the gym. Sometimes leaving work at 10:00 am 2 hours into the day feels weird, but I'll do if it's that's the only time I have free. The days are so short right now!
7-Day Gratitude Challenge
Gifts For People Who Travel
Hallmark Channel's Holiday Movie Schedule 2017
Harry Potter Gifts
From Our Partners
Latest Fitness
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds