Miles Run: 3
Beers Consumed: 0
Bruises: I find one everyday – I think I have 4 and the one on my arse is so dark – ouch!
So, this morning, I came into work early and I made a deal with my boss that I could take an extra half hour, or so, so I could go to the gym. All I have to say is, AFTERNOON workouts ROCK! I feel ready to go and happy.
Once I was done working out, I was really hungry though, and I had eaten before I went to workout but overall I have eaten less today than normal days. Less in a good way not an “I need to eat” way.
But is working out midday really good for you?
I did some online research and here is what I found:
The only research I could find was from 2004 – of course this was a ten minute internet search result and I kinda gave up after that because I had to get to other things – that stated working out LATE afternoon is most beneficial due to the circadian clock. That same study said that
- Strength and endurance tend to be higher in the LATE afternoon (not sure what constitues late)
- People are less injury prone in the afternoon.
Other benefits I found online included gym is less crowded and work productivity increases.
Now, I went to workout at 1 PM. At this time the gym was pretty dead and I had the locker room to myself, which is AMAZING, because none of the old ladies who like to stand around talking while completely nude were there. I could not do the workout and get showered in an hour though because I work too far from the YMCA. However, I would totally be willing to come in a half hour early for that extra half hour at lunch. Mow, is the boss gonna go for that? Maybe I’ll send him the productivity article.