Happy Friday! This is my 2nd DFQ post and I am really curious about when you prefer to work out. With my crazy work-at-home schedule, I don’t know when or how to fit gym workouts in. Getting up early requires me to get enough rest. And that is so hard because I stay up late, after all my kids are sleeping, trying to accomplish work. I paid for 2 children to do childcare at the gym and end up working out in the middle of the day or morning, but if the kids are sick or I have appointments, that doesn’t work.
Sometimes, working out in the evening is the best option for me.
I am curious, is that good for me? Or is working out in the morning/afternoon better?
I asked my fellow FitFluential ambassador Jennifer from Savoring The Thyme when she preferred to work out. Jennifer is a fabulous healthy food blogger. Her entire blog will make you hungry, and yet the recipes are so healthy! Follow Jennifer on Twitter @SavorTheThyme and tell her I sent ya!
Jennifer said she prefers to work out in the morning.
In my opinion, workouts in the morning are ideal for a few reasons:
a. The workout is done and you do not need to fret about it all day.
b. No worries about getting to tired or too busy to fit it in later (I guess you could combine that into a)
c. Your metabolism already got a kick start!
d. I find that I make better nutritional choices during the day if I have already worked out first thing in the morning!
She makes an excellent point about the nutritional choices. If I wake up and don’t go to the gym first, my will power is just weaker and I eat bigger portions of comforting foods. After working out, I just don’t feel like eating a ton of sugar/starch/large portions.
Now I just need to work smarter and get my rear out of bed first thing. Easier said than done. Totally.
When do you like to work out? Any night owls out there work out late?