2 a Day is Better than 1 a Day
Thanks to the wonderful opportunity to work out at the Y with our free membership, plus the nicer spring weather and longer days, I have made a change to my workout schedule effective today. This decision was based on a chat I had with Ron Graham after my last health assessment.
The topic of discussion was the best time to exercise - morning versus evening. Ron made the point that HGH levels are higher in the morning, so taking advantage of that has some benefits.
All my life, I have hated one thing about evening workouts - getting pumped up so much that sleeping is troublesome. Lately, I can't fall asleep quickly, even if I watch American Idol or Dancing with the Stars. Not even Piers Morgan's show on CNN causes drowsiness, as one would expect.
Now, I have decided to heed Ron's advice and then some. Do a little of both.
Since she is already a member there, while my dear girlfriend puts in her crazy Diana Nyad-like number of laps in the Y pool, I put in my laps at the Y track and mix in a few weights. All this starts before 6 am. During this time, I used to just sit around drinking coffee at home while she swam. Now, off I go with her.
With an official workout completed by 7:30 am, I can now do whatever I want after work. This can be yard work or another workout, short of course. This is where the "2 a Day" comes in.
I can even take an afternoon off, if I want, since my morning workout got the exercise out of the way early.
We will see how this goes. I expect to sleep like a baby, unless I die of exhaustion first. All this without the use of a sedative, like watching Piers Morgan on CNN.