When do you work out?

  1. Since it's that time of the year again, where people make resolutions and all that, I'd like to get some feedback from other nurses. I work nights and I'm trying to figure out when is the best time to work out. I'm very lucky to have a 24/hour gym just 4 miles down the road. I know a lot of people say not to work out on days they work, but I think working out at least every other day helps get you into a routine. So fellow nurses, when do you work out?
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  3. by   mtsteelhorse
    I try to work out after work early evening. If I don't exercise I am NOT a happy person. Now that it's winter skiing counts as one of my workout days...I'll hit the gym at least 4 days/week. New year...fresh start. If I worked nights I'd go right after work for 30 mins then jacuzzi or steam, shower...bed.
  4. by   Cauliflower
    I work night shift, so I usually go for a run b/w the time i wake up and have to go to work. I often skip it on the days of my 2nd and 3rd shifts b/c sleep is more important to me
  5. by   anotherone
    when i wake up in the evenings on days off. and early morning before going to sleep on the day of my first day (night) on at around 5-7am. not as much as i woukd like as i do not have a 24hr gym anywhere near me and it is too dark , snowy and icy to go walk or run outside. so when i go to the gym , i try to work out at a minimum 1.5 hrs of cardio
  6. by   SionainnRN
    Thanks for the replies, great ideas on when to work out!!
  7. by   jennilynn
    In the morning of my first night back, every day when I am off, the evening after sleeping my last night.