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Do You Exercise in the a.m.?

Written on June 7, 2011 at 10:25 am , by

Morning workouts...Do I have to? (Photo by Sara Forrest)

I’ll be honest: I am not a morning person. I’ll wake up bright and early and be on time for races, appointments and work, but not with the perky enthusiasm of a natural morning person. (Coffee! Stat!) This is why I choose to work out in the evening after work. The thought of going to the gym first thing in the morning is foreign to me. I couldn’t understand how you morning gym-goers do it!

When I looked at my calendar this week, however, I noticed that I had a lot of after-work events lined up and meetings throughout the day. Instead of ignoring my fitness for the week, I decided to suck it up and wake up before 6 a.m. for a workout before work. I expected to find lots of busy professionals at the gym, crowded locker rooms and no available machines or equipment.

Boy was I wrong! I hopped on the elliptical right away and had lots of space for free weight exercises and stretching after. Even showering and getting ready in the locker room was stress-free. And I made it to work early! Though I’m not sure if I’ll do all my workouts in the morning, I know now that post-work plans don’t have to get in the way of my fitness.

What about you guys? Are you a morning workouts person, or more of a nighttime exerciser like me?

  • Casandra101

    Alot of women dont have self confidence thats why.

  • Casandra101

    your right but the main reason is that women dont have self confidence

  • Casandra101

    Exactly its called lack of self confidence its not because you want to impress anybody.

  • Casandra101

    Try going to the sauna because that is very good for the face trust me ive experienced it.