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What Time of Day Do You Prefer to Work Out?

Before I had kids, I loved to get up before work and get in a good workout. It felt so great to do something for myself and to get in some "me time" to clear my mind for the day ahead. I also loved feeling so energized and awake (it was better than any cup of coffee). Not only that, but if I didn't do it first thing in the morning, I'd be so busy all day and too tired to go to the gym after work. Now that I have kids, I work out whenever I can fit it into my schedule and sometimes it doesn't happen until 9 PM, which for me is not ideal.

So I'm wondering. . .


insanitypepper insanitypepper 9 years
My preference is mid morning, after breakfast has digested and the coffee has kicked in. I only get to do this on the weekend, however. On work days, I just fit it in whenever I can.
classysassy classysassy 9 years
i'm trying to workout ideally early in the morning because my classes don't start until 11 or so, however it usually depends on how much sleep i get the night beforehand. to function properly i usually need at least 7 hours of sleep. otherwise if i don't get enough sleep in the morning i usually workout after my classes end around 1pm.
cereal_please cereal_please 9 years
I exercise at different points throughout the day. Ideally I'd like to work out after class/before dinner (I'm in college) but the gym is beyond busy (1+ hour waits for cardio machines!). So I'll go before class which is anywhere from 8am to 12pm because I start late. Otherwise I'll work out at 10:30pm or later when the gym isn't as busy.
georgie2 georgie2 9 years
I prefer the afternoon but with work, I can't squeeze it in, so I go after work... I just can't get myself out of bed to go before work...
veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
midmorning, I work at night & can go after school
bushra bushra 9 years
gal321: snap!
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I like to workout in the afternoon.
javsmav javsmav 9 years
whenever I can. I usually aim for an early morning workout but if I don't make it out of bed then I'll just go after work. I like going to classes at my gym and the only time I can make those is in the morning.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
uptown_girl I like your idea...
michelleannette michelleannette 9 years
well, work definitely gets in the way and is the deciding factor on when we work out. we go in the evening after dinner. we normally arrive at the gym around's not ideal, but the only other option would be in the morning and there's NO WAY i'm getting up at 5am to work out. if i didn't have a job, i think i would work out mid-morning around 10am or so.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Whenever I can! Mostly, I work out after work. but sometimes I try to at lunch or during the day :P
MissyE543 MissyE543 9 years
I went before work a few times but lately I've been too tired to get up at 6am, so I go after work at 6 pm. I just hate getting home at 8:30...stupid hour long subway ride in ny!!
millarci millarci 9 years
I used to love doing it in the morning, but now that I'm working full-time I have to wait until after work.
ccsugar ccsugar 9 years
After work is best for me.
tabloidprincess tabloidprincess 9 years
morning time.
angelfromlsu angelfromlsu 9 years
I work out after work every day. The gym validates my parking so I have to go no matter what. So...if I'm there, might as well work out! On weekends I sleep in and run around the lakes with friends.
gal321 gal321 9 years
i love working out late at night. straight to the shower and then bed! i find that i sleep better too. i am NOT a morning person :)
dubyah dubyah 9 years
I work out at five every day. It's a little sunny out and by the time I am done running, the sun sets. It's really nice. (it's been way to cold this past week though, running in gloves is not fun!)
cubadog cubadog 9 years
If I don't go in the morning before work I won't go. I have gotten better about going in the evening if I miss my morning workout but sometimes I get lazy especially when it is cold.
tshellyedwards tshellyedwards 9 years
Well - I PREFER (which is the one that I marked ;)) to get up early in the morning and do my cardio (I like to switch off every day from cardio and strength training) and weights. But lately I've been doing it after work because I've been going to bed too late to get up in the morning. I like to do a good one-hour long workout, so that means I have to get up at 5am to fit it in on time and then get ready for work. 5am isn't ideal... :)... but like Tutta shared, I don't like feeling that my entire night is almost gone by the time I get back from the gym and make some dinner.
hottpink hottpink 9 years
I wish I could make myself get up early and go before work but most of the time I make it after work.
Tutta Tutta 9 years
I prefer to go in the mornings but lately it's been more after work. I hate feeling like my entire night is gone by the time I actually get to sit down. One of these days I'll start getting up on time again :)
Dana18 Dana18 9 years
I like to go after work.
Buffy2103 Buffy2103 9 years
I run at 5:30 AM before work and either lift, run again or do some easy cardio after work with my boyfriend at the gym.
DeviousMuse DeviousMuse 9 years
I prefer to work out in the morning, but since I've been going with two girls from work, we usually head over right after work... and then we run in the morning on Saturdays.
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