Best Time to Exercise?
copyright 2003 by Greg Landry, M.S.
In a recent issue of my Weight Loss Newsletter newsletter,
I asked subscribers to tell me their favorite time to
exercise and why.
I received hundreds of responses. 92% said their favorite
time to exercise was in the morning. (Read my article
on morning exercise - email.. Morning@Landry.com ) Their
notes will inspire you..
I HATE to exercise but I love the results. I try to exercise
in the morning, so I'm done for the day! _____
Hi again. My favorite time to exercise is first thing
in the morning. I find if I get up an hour earlier than
I have to and go ahead and get my Tae Bo done, It's done.
If not I may be too tired and talk myself out of it. But
if it's done I'm proud of myself and in the evening I
can relax and not feel guilty because I was just too tired
to do it. _____
My favorite time of day to exercise is early in the morning
before the rest of the house wakes up. The reasons for
this are; 1. The air outside is still fresh (no vehicles
out yet) 2. I can spend time alone with myself (rare for
a mother) 3. No other demands on my time 4. The rest of
the day is too busy (carting children up and down) 5.
Later in the day I'm too tired from working and being
a mother/housewife and wife for my husband. _____
I am starting to enjoy working out first thing in the
morning. This is only because I recently read your article,
"Top 10 Reasons to Exercise in the Morning." I HATE to
get up, however, the exercise is important to me and it
doesn't seem to get lost or pushed around this way. I
also have no interruptions, as my kids, ages 2 and 1,
are still sleeping. I have been exercising for 15 weeks
now. I have lost 15 pounds, gone down in jean size, and
gained self discipline I never thought I had. I can't
wait to see what I will look like when summer brings shorts
and sleeveless shirts!! Thank you for the great articles
and encouragement. _____
I prefer to exercise right after work when I get home.
It gives me the opportunity to release all the stress
of the work day so I can make a clean and stress free
transition to my evening at home with my family. It helps
me to release all workday stress so I don't take them
out on my family and also allows me to enjoy my relaxation
time better. _____
My favorite time of day to exercise would be, hand's
down, in the early morning before all the daily distractions
My favorite time of day to exercise is morning because
it energizes me for the rest of the day. Unfortunately,
I work the very early shift so I have to exercise in late
afternoon, but I still feel more energized! _____
I like to exercise first thing in the morning. If I can
wake up a little early in the morning, I work out and
then get showered and head to work. The rest of my day
is always so much better after a morning work out. _____
My favorite time of day to exercise is in the afternoon.
However, the most practical time is right away in the
morning before my day gets gets crowded with other things.
Therefore, I usually exercise around 5-6 am. _____
Morning--it gives such a great sense of satisfaction
for the whole day to know that I have done something good
for myself. _____
My favorite time to exercise is first thing in the morning.
On the weekends, when I have the luxury of time, I'll
get up at 6:30 AM and take a 3 mile walk with my husband
and our golden retriever. It is a great time to catch
up with each other and compare notes about our weekend
plans. I feel like we have the outdoors all to ourselves,
and we still have the entire day ahead of us without anything
jeopardizing our exercise game plan! _____
I know this sounds crazy coming from someone who spends
6 to 9 hours a day on her feet (waitress) but, after I
get off work on Wednesdays, I meet a friend at the local
walking track around our little airport and we do the
whole 4 miles in an hour. Of course we didn't start out
that way. Took us two months to get clear around it in
that time. We haven't been able to get it done in under
an hour though--we talk too much! The talking and walking
have been a great stress relief therapy so we don't much
care how long it takes. _____
I prefer to do my exercise in the morning @ 5:30 am.
This wakes me up and gets me going. I am a morning person.
My favorite time of day to exercise is in the early morning.
I have the most energy then, and the time to do it. I
also have a feeling of well being, when I start my day
this way. _____
Favorite time of day to exercise is first thing after
getting out of bed. _____
Definitely the morning! I am a difficult to motivate
person. If I wait until the end of the day, every excuse
in the book comes up, including being too tired. If I
do it in the morning, it's done and I have energy all
Favorite time of day to exercise is morning. It provides
lots of energy, a good outlook on the day, and a healthy
self esteem. Afternoons tend to be too busy to fit in
the exercise and evenings the body is slowing down and
feels a little heavy. _____
I get up between 4:30 and 5 a.m. - exercise usually at
5:30 a.m. This is the best time for me and it starts my
whole day out great.
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copyright 2003 by Greg Landry, M.S.