Best Time of Day to Workout

When is the best time of day to workout?

I get asked this question ALL.The.Time! Honestly, the best time of the day to workout is whenever you WILL actually do it!!! There is no magic time since everyone is different. If you’re a night owl, work out at night. Morning person? Work out first thing in the morning. Any time you’re in the mood to do it will work because, by far, the biggest physiological changes happen to your body when you push yourself further than you’ve pushed yourself before. The point is, just get it done whenever and however you can.

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Personally, I like to workout mid-morning. My “golden hour” is somewhere between 9:00 – 11:00 am. I try my best to start at 9:00 and go for about an hour most days. I eat a light breakfast (either Shakeology or eggs & toast) around 7:15 and then drink my pre-workout drink (the bomb diggity) right before I start. If I have something going on in the mornings, like a doctors appt or school event to attend, I most definitely try to workout before my kids get home from school…otherwise, it’s likely not going to happen.


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What to Eat Before Your Workout

The best pre-workout bite contains some form of complex carbohydrate and a protein. Here are some of my favorite meals and snacks to keep me energized during my workout without weighing me down.

  • Banana with almond or cashew butter (2 teaspoons)
  • Multi-grain crackers (8) with hummus (2 tablespoons)
  • Oatmeal (1/4 cup uncooked) with frozen mixed berries (1 cup), cashew butter (2 teaspoons) heated in the microwave
  • Apple and walnuts (8 halves)
  • Shakeology

Regardless of the time of day you work out, consistency is key. In theory, this means it’s best to work out whenever you’re able to stick with it on a daily basis. Your metabolism does not care about the time of day, it will burn the same amount of calories!

So WHAT is YOUR favorite time of day to workout? Comment below and share!


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Shakeology Review

A guest post from 12 Star Diamond and founding coach, Traci Morrow When Shakeology was added to our exclusive Beachbody Coach store, it made a lot of sense to me: the idea of a meal replaced with a shake that in effect, filled in the large gaps of my present diet’s nutrition. An unhealthy accumulation of days – even years – stacked up where my body wasn’t getting what I was needing and I felt it. Tired, feeling run down from my busy life, and out of time to prepare what I thought I needed – or did I even know what that was? Fruits that don’t taste all that great anymore because they’re pulled from the trees or vines too early for mass crops, vegetables that came from a frozen bag and devoid of flavor as well. I’m a terrible pill taker, so my multivitamin consumption was more hit than miss. A shake that “acted like a salad but tasted like a dessert” is what it said, and as a protein shake consumer, I was game.

Shakeology turned out to be far more than I knew to hope for. A complete system: two workouts (30 and 50 minutes), a month of recipes for both flavors, and a meal plan (through the Club) for how to incorporate the shake into my day? This wasn’t just a meal replacement shake that was going to require me to figure out how to incorporate it into my day – this was a lifestyle shift and one I desperately needed if I wanted to LIVE healthy. I love being able to speak from personal experience of how the Shakeology system has helped me regain energy, and have everyone I love on it! My 70+ year old parents, my 86 year old father in law, my siblings, my teenagers, and my 6 & 7 year olds love it too. All ages, both genders; experiencing health in a shake and a lifestyle shift that helps “End the Trend” of obesity, fast food diets, and highly processed foods that harm our generation..starting with us. ☺ If you’d like to try Shakeology for free, ask for a free sample and I’ll be happy to send you one!

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