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I love to workout on Friday night, because...

Friday, May 30, 2014

... anyway I am just mentally tired after the week.

I used to wait for the Friday night: finally I'm free, I can do something, no work coming on Saturday, and so on.

However, over the years, I learned that it's not worth to plan high-value things, creative tasks, and very engaging "private-work" projects for Friday evening.

It turned out I was already too tired to study something new, plan big personal projects, or solve big problems.

So lately, I started to use this time for sports.

Today, I did a 1h bike ride to the nearby Weiz, then had Yoga for 1h 40 minutes, then rode back to Gleisdorf.

All the stress of the week was digested in my exercise. Clean head, re-energized mind!
And I look forward to the weekend refreshed, and I have this good feeling that I have accomplished something good already for the weekend.

The only thing about it that I have to plan ahead and organize my environment in a way that can easily start doing it.

Otherwise, my mental tiredness builds up an anti-motivational resistance, and I just wander around in the apartment, without doing anything sensible, I mean I don't really do anything, but I don't have a good rest either.

When is the best time to plan a Friday workout?
Monday of course, at the beginning of the week! When I don't plan it on Monday already, chances are on Friday I don't have enough energy to plan it in.

This picture is on the way to Weiz (from Gleisdorf).

It says "Vulgo", which means that before the family Färder was there, and people know it as "Bauernhof Färder" (Farm of family Färder). However, the family Schwarz bought the place and uses it now. But they continue to use the name "Färder", as this how everybody refers to it in the region.
It's kind of branding/franchise of local agriculture.

I learned this word last week in my German class, and was happy to see it immediately in real life! Funny! :-)


Do you exercise on Fridays?
If yes, what is your experience about it?
If no, why?
Any tips, ideas, suggestions welcome!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
INGMARIE 5/31/2014 11:49AM

    Being a morning person ,not by choice at first(because my dear husband is)
we go to gym early before work and the weekends we sometimes go some not
If I run 5 k races ,they are usually on Saturday mornings.
But it is a great feeling no matter when you go ,you clear the head of all sorts of stuff.


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KANOE10 5/31/2014 10:39AM

    That is a great way to work off the stress of the week and to enter the weekend. I stopped in the gym on my way home on Friday. I felt better also.

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DONNABRIGHT 5/31/2014 9:59AM

    I am definitely a morning person so I have learned that intentional exercise must happen early in the day for me to stay consistent. That doesn't mean I sit the rest of the day but plan less strenuous activities for the afternoons. Right now I am refinishing two side chairs so have had fun sanding, painting, etc. I found some material yesterday so will begin re-covering them next week. For the weekend we plan to have fun with our granddaughter.

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ZELLAZM 5/30/2014 7:20PM

    Actually, my Saturdays are kind of like that too - I mean, that I'm too tired to do anything very mentally challenging! But I like that you are listening to your body's signals on Fridays and setting yourself up for success.

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DIANNEMT 5/30/2014 6:46PM

    You have the right idea! Just working out the stress of the week!! I am trying to finish up "stuff" that didn't get done this week but working out all evening would have been a great idea! I did my run this AM--felt good!

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