The struggle continues

Yesterday I feel like I made an important discovery.  I worked out at night for the first time in my new endeavor, and loved it.  I commented in a prior post on the stories I have heard about people that work out in the morning and how it gives them more energy thoughout the day.  I have not experienced that yet.  Usually, when I work out in the morning I have been getting worn out quickly during the workout and go home exhausted and remain so for the rest of the day. 

I went to work out at about 6 last night, had an protein energy shake before working out, and then had the best workout I have had since I began.  I went 15 minute strong on the eliptical, I bench pressed 250 pounds (which is more than I have done in over 10 years, and I did it without much difficulty).  I then did 225 twice, and 185 10 times.  I curled, did triceps, back, more chest work, a super-fast set of 100 jumping rope, and more ab work than I have been able to do.  I worked out for about an hour and a half.  Then had dinner, and was tired at 9 p.m. instead of 11 a.m. 

There are still benefits to working out in the morning, but I can’t help but feel like my bio-clock is set for afternoon/evening activity.  I wonder if anyone else has had similar or different experience when they start working out regularly?

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  1. Nina

    I’m a night worker outer as well. I usually prefer between 8:30 and 9. then, I use every last bit of energy I have in the workout that ends at 10. Then, I’ve used all I have, and can go home, relax for a while, and go to bed. I don’t have the discipline to work out in the morning and it makes me tired too. Keep up the great work, it inspires me to work out more.

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