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5/5/13 9:56 P

I am definitely not a morning person, but I've done it both ways--before and after--and as much as it pains me to get up at 5:30am, I much prefer working out first thing in the morning. It makes me feel good for the rest of the day, knowing that no matter what else happens that day, I've at least done that good for myself. It's also a lot less likely that something comes up to throw my plans off and make it impossible (or at least much harder) to get my run in.

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5/5/13 8:36 P

Evening works best for me. I'm not a morning person, and I always find excuses not to go in the morning. I don't skip work outs in the evening.

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5/5/13 8:22 P

I prefer to exercise after work. I gratefully have a husband who supports me, so I don't have to worry about rushing home to fix dinner. Ideally I would wake up at the crack of dawn, but that hasn't happened yet.

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5/5/13 8:17 P

I feel that a workout before work is a great way to start the day. I also do know that no excuses get in the way of a morning workout. After work you can be tired and make a million excuses. Working out in the morning takes planning but it is so worth it. Just getting to bed earlier the night before and waking up early to get the workout in is the way to go.

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5/5/13 7:07 P

What works for me is breaking up the exercise. I take a walk in the morning before work. We take walks during lunch. Then in the afternoon I do the strength training that I have planned. Adding exercise minutes thru out the day, helps you reach your goals without using a big block of time.

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5/5/13 6:45 P

Hi...I love Spark... Unfortunately I have been away for awhile,and gave up on myself health wise, life happens,but I MUST remember to make my health a priority.

I'm a single Mom with a full time job.(very thankful)
Just wondering what some of you prefer? Do you feel as if working out before work helps you throughout the day energy wise,also helps make better food choices... emoticon
Or do you prefer working out after work? emoticon
Any advice would be helpful...Thanks so much!!! God Bless~Christina emoticon

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