Day 23: The Mid-Day Workout Experiment

Today I tried something different. I worked out on my lunch break. Here’s what I thought:

  1. I really like working out in the middle of the day.
  2. Lunch breaks are a good time to squeeze in some high intensity interval training.
  3. Got good and sweaty.
  4. Hardly had time for lunch after.
  5. Did not have time for a shower.
  6. Returned to work feeling pumped but gross.

So I have always enjoyed working out in the middle of the day, but because I have to pay the bills and such, I never have the time. Work, ya know? They say it’s important. Whoever they are.   It has bummed me out that since college I have not been able to workout in the middle of the day. So today, I decided to give it a go on my lunch break. I had already lead my tour group through the museum and did not have any meetings scheduled for the afternoon. It seemed like an ok day to try it out.

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Postly post workout pic – proof of exercise and stuff

Again I chose a FitStar Quick HIIT video. It’s a quick 24 minute butt buster that truly does get me moving, sweating, and utilizing all muscle groups throughout the body. What I didn’t factor into my workout was the time needed to change shoes and clothes and purely getting into the mindset of working out. By the time I started the exercise routine, I only had 40 minutes left on my break!

I made sure to eat a high protein lunch following the workout but found that I did not have time to sit and enjoy it. Then I had to quickly changed clothes and bolt out the door to make it back to work. Like I said, I didn’t have to see anyone in office for the rest of the day, so my appearance did not matter as much as it did in the morning, but still. I felt grimy. There was a sticky layer of salty sweat stuck to my skin that made me feel like ugh.

So what I need is advice. I really enjoyed the afternoon workout!! But I need to know how others pull off the mid-day exercise with work routine. Any tips you can tell me would be greatly appreciated!

Oh! And I do live literally three minutes away from my office, and I am currently still working out at home. I’m all kinds of shy and self-aware to go to the gym where I pay a monthly membership.  *Rolling my eyes*

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