In my head, I’m a morning person. Call it wishful thinking, I guess. In my head, morning people are more productive, and they represent power. They’re the people who are up at 5am to workout for two hours, enjoy a healthy breakfast, head to work early (and are the first ones there), and still have time before work to scan the Internet for news relative to their industry. In reality, I sleep at 12am and I wake up around 10am. I’ve had the luxury lately of being unemployed, and therefore getting a really, really good amount of sleep. I’m just now coming to terms with the fact that I am not a morning person. I’ve tried the whole ambitious, “Okay, I’m going to wake up at 8am and go running” routine, but once that alarm goes off, I’ve found that I am very good at convincing myself to go back to sleep.
With the wedding just a little more than two months away, it’s time to end this endless inner battle of “Will I/Won’t I work out in the morning?” My piece of advice to you (and to myself) is this: Know your body and work out at a time you have the most energy. If you’re not a morning person, that’s fine. Find time in the afternoon or evening to work out. Even when I think about my college work-outs, my ideal time to go to the gym was around 4pm. I’d work out for a couple of hours, and because I felt more healthy afterwards, I’d eat a healthier dinner.