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MOVETHATBIGBUTT
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12/29/12 1:10 P

I like the mornings b/c my older 2 are in school and Me and the baby can play around or go for walks.



MARITIMER3
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12/29/12 12:58 P

Start off with 10 minutes whenever you can... instead of a coffee break at work, go for a quick walk. Try to find 10 minutes, 3 x each day. Do 2 cardio and 1 ST. it can be as simple as walking up and down the stairs at home. When you've done 10 minutes 3 x a day, try to increase it to 15 minutes, 3 x a day. It doesn't matter when you exercise, just do it!



BERRY4
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12/28/12 7:34 P

My schedule is quite varied, so it's just a matter of blocking it into each day.

* "Make a plan and work it!"
* "If you fail to plan, you plan to fail."



MRMRMMR
Posts: 5,152
12/27/12 4:09 P

morning



VRS8440
Posts: 4,016
12/27/12 3:23 P

What works best for your schedule



KEEP_GOING247
Posts: 1,754
12/27/12 2:43 P

For me, morning is the best time to workout ``before my body can figure out what i`m doing` lol.



BUBBLEJ1
Posts: 2,802
12/21/12 10:49 P

There is no way that I am getting up early to exercise. Ain't happening. So, I exercise after work instead. No excuses, no 'I'm tired', none of that. I go straight to the gym, get changed and get going. I have my gym classes/times in my google calendar and I treat them like every other appointment.

For the first few weeks you will have to force yourself to workout. After that it will probably become a habit and it won't be as hard.



EMILYDOODLE
Posts: 1,678
12/21/12 9:56 P

morning



MEANREDS92
Posts: 818
12/21/12 9:51 P

I like to do it first thing in the morning, or mid afternoon so I have time to shower afterwards.



WAY2GOCAT
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12/21/12 8:31 P

I exercise when I'm at my best which happens to be in the early morning. That's when I have the most energy and motivation to put into a good workout. If I wait, I often don't because I'm a morning person. Do it when it works best for you.



MOTIVATED@LAST
Posts: 14,104
12/21/12 8:14 P

You get the same benefits working out at any time of day.

Go with whatever time suits your schedule the best. Some people find that working out in the morning before 'life' intervenes works for them. But if a different time of day works better for you, then go for it.

M@L



DAKOTA50
Posts: 909
12/21/12 6:27 P

morning if possible ... by the afternoon I'm too apt to put it off and not get it done



NBARNES
Posts: 1,302
12/21/12 3:38 P

I agree, although I feel stronger in the afternoon - if I don't do it in the mornings it usually won't happen. I record t.v. shows and watch them while I work out on either the elliptical or treadmill I have at home.



JENMC14
Posts: 2,707
12/21/12 3:13 P

The best time is when you'll do it. I do mornings. You have to pick and make it a habit. No excuses.



ROSE-LITE
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12/21/12 3:06 P

definitely morning for me



GEORGIEGURLZ
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12/21/12 12:42 P

I find it is best to exercise first thing in the morning. If I don't, I won't. Make an appointment to exercise. Pick your time such as 7:00 a.m. I have an appointment to exercise. Make that appointment just as important as any other appointments that you need to keep.



LUANN_IN_PA
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12/21/12 12:13 P

Ditto all DRAGONCHILDE said!

Do what work for you.



DRAGONCHILDE
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12/21/12 11:43 A

Exercise when you'll do it. For me, though I hate mornings, I have to work out then. If I don't, the day gets in the way, and I procrastinate until there's no day left.

There's no "best" time for exercise; it's just when your schedule and motivation allow!



AKRAEMER21
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12/21/12 11:31 A

Anyone know a good time a day it is to exercise when I dont want to get up in the morning and i feel like i if i do it later in the day im slacking off bc then most days i chose not to do it... please help emoticon



 
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