Late-Night Workouts: The End Result of Procrastination
I know I recently posted that I was thinking of committing to early-morning workouts, but I really, REALLY am not a morning person, so if I have the opportunity to workout later in the day, I’ll usually choose to do that. Today was that kind of day. I actually had lots of time to get a workout in. My kids were in skating camp for four hours this afternoon and my husband was home during the evening, so I could have done my workout shortly after supper.
This afternoon, I did some quick grocery shopping because we were completely out of fruit, and then I met with my nutritionist for a great session. I would have had time to workout, but felt that I’d be rushed and possibly end up not having time to shower – not the best situation (especially for my nutritionist – ha!).
After supper, my husband ran out somewhere (Home Depot, maybe? dunno), but I still would easily have had time to fit my hour-long bike in there. Instead, I read some really great blogs about fitness, weight loss, and healthy eating – so inspiring! Still, working out should have been my priority, and I didn’t treat it as such.
I put the kids to bed, and then suddenly it was 10pm! I spent some time debating whether or not to still workout. Thankfully, I checked my e-mail and my trainer reminded me that our workout is in the afternoon tomorrow, not our usual morning session. That did it – I needed to workout more than I needed to go to bed!
I changed into my gear, cued up True Blood on the PVR, and started to pedal. I don’t usually watch TV when I stationary bike (see this post where I explain why), but my iPod was dead for some reason and it was a steady bike ride, not intervals, so it worked out just fine.
While I’m happy to report I got today’s workout in, I’m scratching my head a little, wondering why it is that sometimes I put off my workout until it’s really late or I decide not to do it.
Do you ever do this, or am I the only one spinning in the basement at 11pm? Any secrets on how to overcome workout procrastination?