When do you workout? Let’s pretend that the time that you workout is irrelevent because I really do believe that it is. There are a few times that you can workout, morning, lunch, evening, and weekends. The real decision is based around your schedule and the stresses of the day. One thing is important though and that is that you should make sure that hte time that you workout is consistent so that it fits in as a part of your day instead of you just rying to fit it in.
Exercise in the morning. If you are going to workout in the morning you have one problem to deal with and that is tiredness, some people just are not morning people. This is a plan to try out and see how well it works though because you probably will not have any distractions and you really can get the workout in without something getting in the way, unless of course the alarm clock fails you.
Exercise at lunch. I used to have a gym in the building that I worked in and this was a really great way to get my workout in. I would go downstairs to the gym abd play squash or do cardio or get in a workout. Working out at work also allowed me to have built in workout partners from the office. This of course is only an option if you work bearby a gym but I like this option best.
Exercise in the evening. Evening workouts are the most popular I believe. There is this idea that you have dinner, sit around for an hour and then go to the gym. This is my least favorite workout time but for many people it is the best time. The real problem with evening workouts is that they take the place of your social life so it is very easy to socialize at the gym instead and also there are a lot of things that can go wrong with the day that will either cause you to miss your workout or have your workout suffer because of the day.
Exercise on weekends. I hope that you realize that you need 5 or 6 workouts a week but one of the nice things that you can do on the weekend is have extended workouts and exercise that have nothing to do with your regular schedule. In the summer you can do outdoor hiking or long runs or bike rides and in the Winter you can do indoor rock climbing, skiing or snowboarding.
As you can see when to exercise really does come down to what is most conveninet to you. If things are working out well right now then this is not important. If you are not consistent with your exercise then you should look at some other options so that you can get that consistentsy into your exercise and not have to try to just “fit it in”.