When is the best time to workout???
You can look into the science of this, but you will find mixed reviews. Some say morning, while others say night. Let me give you the real answer.
The best time to workout for you is when you can be the most consistent. Look at your week ahead and find what works best for you. Different seasons in my life I have worked out at different times.
When I was in college. I didn't have classes until the later afternoon and into the evening, so I worked out in the morning. It was the "nice" morning time like 9am. When I graduated and started working I had to be there at 9. That wasn't super early, but it did cause me to re-configure my schedule. I found that after work I could NOT get my buns to the gym. I could make every excuse possible. I'm hungry, my feet hurt, I'm tired, the gym is too crowded at that time, the list could go on. What I found to work for me is learning some discipline and getting my butt out of bed early. I made a goal to be at the gym by 6:15.
Working out early has its advantages. It gets you up and moving. My workouts were focused because I had a specific amount of time to get in, and get it done, and be on my way. I found I was more awake and alert for work and overall I had a positive happy demeanor.
My advice is make time for yourself. You make time for everything else, so make time for the most important thing. YOU! Look at your schedule and schedule your gym time. Schedule it in your calendar. Make an appointment with yourself. Show up and don't be late. Don't skip out on yourself.
We have all had that flaky friend before. The one that you make plans with and at the last minute is sick or something comes up and they have to cancel. You still love them anyway, but you just know they are that flaky friend. Don't be the first person you break a promise to. I think most of us work hard on keeping our promises, but when it comes to ourselves we are the first person we break a promise to.
My point in all of this is find what works for you. If that be waking up an hour earlier, or if thats going at night when your kids are in bed, or doin an at home workout with your kids or during nap time . Find what works best and what makes you feel good. Don't be the flaky friend that finds excuses. Getting in 3 days a week is better than getting in none.
You wouldn't skip a meeting with your boss in his office, right? Don't skip the time you invest on yourself!!!