Post # 32
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
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
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
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 # 36
Thanks everyone for sharing.
I used to always work out in the AM. I would get up at 4 for spinning class and other days to run. I did this for a few years but we just moved and I got a new job/schedule. So, for some reason after 3 months I still cant get back into it. I walk on my lunch break (like 20-30 minutes). I do sweat and get my heart rate up but its not enough.
you are a beast! I wish I had energy to work out that much! 🙂
Post # 37
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I workout after dinner or late at night. I am definitely not a morning person I run and lift weights
Post # 46
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.