(Closed) When do you work out/exercise?

posted 9 years ago in Fitness
  • poll: When do you exercise

    In the AM

    During my lunch break

    right after work

    after dinner

    weekends only

  • Post # 32
    2236 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I get home from work around 5, change into workout.clothes, cook dinner, workout (in my basement – I use fitness DVDs) and then go eat. While I’m working out fi cleans the dishes and gets our plates ready. I try to plan my long workouts to be on days we eat leftovers so I can workout sooner (no cooking dinner) and then eat.

    Post # 33
    284 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Right after work I eat dinner and go ride the horses. Then I get home and try to do 45 minutes of pilates 2 times a week. And 15-30 minutes of yoga/streatching. On the weekend I try to do the same pilates/yoga routine one day and go hiking the other day. I also ride horses on the weekend. (Certain styles of riding get my heart rate up almost as much as jogging).

    Post # 34
    368 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I work out in the AM before work.. when I first started.. it was soooo difficult.  Once I did it more often, it was easier.. BUT then daylight savings happened and it got HARD!  Back to it though, but every so often I have a day where I’m like “I’m sleeping instead” and end up having to workout in the PM, thus messing up after work activities. 

    Post # 35
    1249 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I am SO not a morning person and so working out in the morning is painful for me. I do yoga or pilates at 6pm on Tuesday/Thursday (respectively), after which I run for about an hour. On days when there is no yoga or pilates, I just run, usually at around 7 or 7:30pm (or later, depending on my schedule for the day).  With that said, I’ve heard that if you’re working out to lose weight, morning work outs are most effective.

    Post # 37
    952 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    My job is exercising a large group of people for about 4 hours 3 days a week. I also have a treadmill, rowing machine, bench and free weights at home so I do those as soon as I get home. It has to be done as soon as I walk in though or else it won’t happen. I would like to be a person who wakes up at 5 am and go for a 5k but that just isn’t going to happen. 

    Post # 38
    369 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    During the week come home from work, eat dinner, wait at least an hour, and then head to the gym.  I usually get to the gym somewhere in between 7:00 and 7:30.  On the weekends I try and go first thing in the morning, shower, and then start my day.

    Post # 39
    4885 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I work a pretty whack schedule of Tuesday – Saturday 11a-8p.  I voted for two: in the AM (which is actually 9am for me) and right after work (which is 8:30p).  Now it still sucks getting up in the morning to work out because I go to bed MUCH later, and I’m still tired when I get out of work… BUT my eating schedule is still the same.  I still eat dinner around 6pm so going to the gym at 830p is no problem, and then I have a banana or something to tide me over before I go to bed.  And I find that the harder I work, the more I’m riled up for about an hour, but then I sleep like a freaking baby.

    I take a yoga class at 710pm on Monday nights, and I LOVE it.  I’d take yoga everyday if they offered it at a time that would work.  Spinning also rocks, and I recommend that group class for the early mornings to help wake you up.

    Post # 40
    5117 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’ve tried so hard to be a morning-gal, but I’ve given up. I’m just dead. I think that after my finals are over this semester and I’m working a regular job, I’ll just force myself to change into work clothes ASAP when I get home and get out there an exercise.

    I’ll be living w/ Mr.ND’s folks *and I think Mr.ND won’t even be there this summer :-(* so having some ‘me time’ will be faaaabulous! I have a feeling I’ll be outdoors/working out a lot in the evenings, so I’ll be a fit-chick in no time!

    Post # 41
    5571 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’ve also tried REALLY hard to get up in the mornings but I can’t depend on myself to get up, I always talk myself into staying in bed. Then I tried working out while dinner was cooking in the evening but lately I’ve been running longer distances and I don’t like eating dinner any later than 7:30 so I stopped doing that. Currently my workout schedule involves me getting home at 6, eating dinner around 6:30 or 6:45 and then I run from about 8-9pm, sometimes later. It works really well for us because it gives me a chance to eat dinner and unwind with Fiance and he usually has something he can do (a show he wants to watch but I don’t, playing COD with his brother, doing work stuff) while I work out.
    I also walk on my lunch breaks for about 40 minutes.

    Post # 42
    2495 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    I get out of work at 3:30 being a teacher, so I lift weights at home on Mon/Wed/Fri and go run at the gym on Tues/Thurs.  It’s great because DH has late nights on Tues/Thurs, so it gives me more motivation to run longer!

    Post # 43
    518 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I work from home so I like to go to the gym after I eat lunch. It’s when I have the most energy. If I have to go out of town for work then I workout first thing in the morning.

    Post # 44
    145 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    i am not as motivated to work out alone so i love to do group X classes @ 24hour fitness… the “good” classes like zumba, kickboxing, cycling and hot hula usually start around 4:30 – 5:30pm so im in there right after work =D

    Post # 45
    606 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I workout after dinner or late at night.  I am definitely not a morning person  I run and lift weights

    Post # 46
    2408 posts
    Buzzing bee

    i’m not working at the moment so i work out in the morning. i have no idea what i’m going to do when i do start working because waking up super early in the morning is the least appealing sounding thing ever.

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