12 March 2012

21 DAY CHALLENGE - Day 4, December 17

When you picture a vacation in Hawaii, getting up at 5:45 AM is not really what I had in mind. However, my husband and I wanted to go on a tour of Pearl Harbour while we were on Oahu and the tour start time was 6:45 AM

The tour took us to the decommissioned USS Missouri battleship (which was massive), walked around the portion of the harbour where you would have been able to see the attack Dec 7, 1941, and then we were on taken by ferry to the USS Arizona memorial. The tour finished by 2 in the afternoon and had clocked about 7000 steps well before noon. Despite having such an early start, we felt pretty good the rest of the day and it didn’t take us long to clock another 3000 steps by the end.

There are articles online debating on the merits of changing an exercise routine, either time of day or the exercises completed. The thinking is that you could get bored and lose motivation if you exercise consistently the same exercises or at the same time of the day. But if you’re looking for “results” then apparently you don’t get any because there are no benefits.

Really, in this day and age it comes down to whenever you can get your workout in is when you should do it: whether it’s consistently in the morning or at night, or a combination of both. At the end of the day how a work out makes you feel is more important than “getting results”.

Any activity is better than no activity.

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