Post # 16
After work, in the evenings, I’m at my gym. On the weekends, in the morning, I use a weight set in my garage. I actually look forward to the gym more than I do meeting friends for a drink after work. Even if we do meet up, I go to my gym afterward. If you find a routine that works for you, it’s easier to.stick with it. 😊
Post # 17
I work out after work, the class I take is at 5:45. I’ll occasionally go to a 5 AM class which means waking up at 4:40! It sucks, but it’s actually pretty nice to get the work out out of the way. I’ll also sometimes go on my lunch break which is a nice break up to my work day and gives me a lot of extra energy.
Post # 18
- Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY
I’m not a morning person at all, so I’d be setting myself up for failure if I tried to do morning workouts because I already struggle with getting out of bed by 6:45 on a typical work day. The only time it ever worked was when I actually worked as a martial arts instructor because we had our staff meetings on Saturday mornings, which were group training sessions. I like to work out shortly after I get home from work. I’m usually not hungry for dinner at that point so I can put my time in and enjoy the rest of the evening with my husband. Sometimes he joins me, which is nice too.
Post # 19
- Wedding: February 2019 - City, State
I’m a morning workout person. It definitely wasn’t easy at first, but I was able to train my body to get used to working out before work. Get up once your alarm goes off, sleep in clean workout clothes or have them right by your bed or in the bathroom ready to go.
Post # 20
- Wedding: July 2019 - City, State
I go after work, around 3pm. I already get up at 4am so there’s no way I’m getting up any earlier!
Post # 21
I have to be at work by 7 AM and I have a 45 minute commute, so I am up at 4:45 AM, working out by 5:30 (gym is on my way to work) and leaving the gym at 6:45 AM to be at work. It was definitely rough at first, but trying to work out in the evening was just too hard. My evening commute is at least an hour and I work at least a 10 hour day. I wouldn’t get home in the evenings until 7:30 ish and we wouldn’t be eating until like 8:30…it was just too much. It helps that my husband has to get up super early as well so we both just get up together, it’s just super early! I love working out in the morning, the gym is less crowded (especially this time of year) and I feel accomplished all day! Good luck with your training goals!
Post # 22
Wow! Why would you do this too yourself! That is so early. You must finish work early – why not go then and then you will have plenty of time still left of your evening. Getting up at ridiculous o-clock may give you a long evening but you will be asleep for most of it.
Each to their own but I am not a morning person and I would rather chew my own ear off than consider this!
Post # 23
I spent much of my 20s telling myself that I can and would be the kind of person who works out in the morning, but eventually I came to terms with the fact that I will never, ever wake up an hour and a half early to go for a run. Nope. Never.
I go through phases with working out. When I am in a working out phase it’s usually after work. We have a home gym in the basement with a treadmill, weights and yoga mats. I will usually work out for an hour and a half, including some stretching.
Most of the time though, I get my exercise from hiking/snowshoeing/snowboarding (Saturdays or Sundays), playing soccer (schedule is random throughout the week, and games are any time from 7pm to 10pm start), yoga (once or twice a week, sometimes less, sometimes more. I usually go for classes around 6 pm or 8 pm), and walking my dog (every morning for half an hour, and some evenings though my fiance usually does the after work walk. I usually take him on longer walks or to the park on weekends).
Post # 24
I go to 6am classes during the week and I try for 8am classes on the weekends…maybe 9am depending on what my plans are during the day.
Post # 25
I normally aim to be at work for 7.30-7.45am. I get up at 5am, do a 45 minute f45 at 5.30am and back at 6.30am to get ready and head to work.
I am NOT a morning person by any means but the feeling of knowing that by 6.30am I have done my workout trumps the extra snoozes, also leaving work at 4.30pm knowing I can go do whatever is awesome too. My hubby tb is on this schedule too so it makes it easy to wake up to toast and peanutbutter that he always prepares for us as a pre workout snack.
Post # 26
I am a morning person is general so I go to the gym at 5:15am. My FH and I wake up together, it’s motivation to get out the door so he can leave for work on time. I have a decent commute, ~45 minutes, and my evenings run long due to taking care of my grandmother who lives in a home. I don’t love waking up so earlier but it allows for me to have time in the evening with my FH and grandmother. I wish we could get to bed earlier, but that’s a work in progress.
Post # 27
I workout 2x a week at 5:30am and 1x at 6:30 am with a personal trainer & then go to the gym in the afternoon/evenings with FH when he gets home from work.
I am NOT a morning person but I get up for my trainer! And very often I will go and take a nice nap after.
Post # 28
It really depends on how I feel that day, sometimes I won’t go, sometimes mornings, sometimes afternoons
Post # 29
I love working out at around 10 AM because that’s when my body is ready for it. I’m not a morning person and am too tired after work. Unfortunately, that 10 AM hour only belongs to me on weekends and holidays, so…6 AM it is. Yuk. It’s horrible. Like, my eyes don’t even come into focus until about 7.
Ladies who workout over lunch or after work, how do you handle the shower situation? Do you take 2 showers every day or is it just me that sweats like a boar during a run?
Post # 30
I always go right after work, from 5 to 6 pm 🙂 I could never be a morning person lol total kudos to the ladies that do XD