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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 . . .


Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 8 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 8 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 8 years
Morning. If the city is your playground.
Allytta Allytta 8 years
noon if i can.
audrina audrina 8 years
I exercise in the evening. It relieves my stress level from the day and makes me sleep like a baby.
opentypeA opentypeA 8 years
Morning for sure! I like to do it and have that post-exercise rush all day! :-)
Spectra Spectra 8 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 8 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 8 years
Both - swim in the am, bike or run in the pm. OR run in the am, bike or swim in the pm. etc.
JudieN JudieN 8 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 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 8 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 8 years
Late afternoon, early evenings.
mondaymoos mondaymoos 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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).
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
Evening. After work. I am not a morning person.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Morning. I like to be done before the day starts, and I'd rather not to have shower twice a day.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 8 years
I'm trying to get back into a normal routine and mornings are my favorite... the world is quiet, the city's just waking up, its cooler than the rest of the day but is still increasingly brighter... there really is something about being up before everyone else that is sort of ethereal
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