Monday morning. The alarm goes off an hour before you’re due to get up because last night you vowed to yourself (while eyeing up that last slice of pizza) that you would start the week with good intentions and get a workout in ready to face on the day. But isn’t it funny how quickly you can break a promise to yourself? I often get asked when is the best time for a workout. And the answer? Well, there isn’t one really. It’s all down to YOU as an individual and what suits YOUR lifestyle. Too often we make promises of sticking to a strict regime and then punish ourselves for not keeping to the original plan. If you can’t face the morning workout then don’t force yourself. You may find you function better in the evening so make sure you take a detour via the gym after work before you go and slump yourself on the sofa for the evening. But whichever time of day you choose to do your workout, try to keep the appointment like you would a meeting with a client or your boss.
I’ve had a hectic weekend myself what with running around entertaining my nephews, seeing family, socialising with friends (yes guilty of drinking) and working, so I didn’t fancy the thought of doing a run this morning but that’s because I know I will make up for it later on in the day. I’m not going to beat myself up for not going in the morning. I’ve just adjusted my workout to suit me for today. Who knows tomorrow morning I’ll be full of beans and then find myself running along the Thames towpath for a seven miler at 6am! Believe me I’ve done crazier things at that time of the morning. Happy working out boys and girls!