(Closed) Gym goers: morning, afternoon or evening?

posted 12 years ago in Fitness
Post # 32
2022 posts
Buzzing bee

It sort of depends on my FI’s wacky schedule.  He’s a surgical resident and has crazy hours that are not consistent.  Some months he has to get up really early (like 4:30) for work and I can’t help but get woken up too (and can’t fall back asleep…) so during those months I go in the mornings before work. 

When his schedule is more normal (or, again, wacky when he gets home at 3 am and can’t help but wake me up), I go after work / before dinner.

I actually really like the morning routine…it is great to get your work out done and go about your day without worrying about it.  

I wish my schedule was more consistent!

Post # 33
65 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I hate getting up early, but I have to go to the gym in the morning or else I won’t have the motivation or time to do it later in the day.  I commute pretty far to work;  if I sleep in I have to deal with more traffic so it’s a good incentive to get a good work out in the morning since I’m early for work anyway.

Post # 34
2403 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

this sounds funny, but during the summer months i tend to work out in the mornings and during the colder months i like working out in the evenings. (something about a chilly winter morning and working out doesn’t seem to work for me).

i’ll probably be changing up my workout routine from evenings to mornings pretty soon!! i do love the energy rush i feel in the mornings after a workout though ( i don’t consider myself a morning person, but it helps start the day! )

Post # 35
3 posts

i go to the gym in the afternoon straight after school. my gym is onsite at my school so its easy . i workout from 3.30pm to 4.30pm

Post # 36
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Post # 37
6518 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Mrs. Bruschetta:  after work. I work 9am to 5pm. As soon as i get I get on the train, go one stop to the gym for 1 hpur and then go home. Im home by 730.

Post # 38
1710 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I have tried to get up in the morning and do it before work, but I always just end up hitting snooze on my alarm clock! I really wish I could do my workouts in the morning though! I usually do it right after work, before I sit down on the couch (because I know once I sit down I won’t have any motivation for working out!). Unless I’m really hungry after work….then I eat a lighter dinner and work out around 7pm.

Post # 39
145 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’m a late night work-outer. In grad school especially, I’d go at 9-10pm. Now I average around 8:30. For me its enough time to have gotten most everything done for the day, and I’ve had enough time for my stomach to settle after dinner. 

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