There are a lot of different factors to consider when deciding when you want to get your workout in. First thing is first, you need to plan on when you’ll have some extra time on your hands which can get a little difficult at times, especially during the weekdays. Don’t let that stop you! There is always room to fit in at least a little physical activity no matter how busy your schedule is. Sometimes you just need to get a little creative and realize that a little bit of activity is better than nothing. After you find time indoor schedule, you want to think about when you’ll have the right energy to workout. A lot of people force themselves to go at very late or early hours but sometimes it can be hard to have gym-energy when its super late/early. Don’t get me wrong, if thats the only time you have available then this is still a better option than not going at all, but if you have other options I encourage you to try to make a more usual time to work. I say this not only because of energy, but also because of the importance of maintaining a steady sleeping schedule. These are both very important when considering when you want to get a workout in. Finally, the last thing to consider when deciding when you’re able to make time for the gym is how busy it is going to be. Everybody hates a packed gym. Obviously every gym is different, but I know for every gym I’ve been to it has been insanely busy from at least 4-6pm or even later. A packed gym can turn an hour workout into a 2 hour one easily which gets very annoying when you’re waiting for machines the entire time. In an ideal world it is best to avoid these times at the gym.
Considering all these things is important in a perfect world, but let’s face it… We don’t always live in a perfect world. I’m guilty of all the mistakes I’ve listed above, and yes, it often causes me to not get the best workout in. Don’t let it get you down! Just make it up the next day. Get that work ethic back and find that right path again! Not every workout is going to be the best, but do every thing you can to put yourself in the best situation to have the right attitude when gym time comes around.
What time of day do you usually find time for the gym? Let me know in the comments below!