This is my predicament:
If I go to the gym at night, there’s a good chance I hit the creative zone after I come home and I can go full steam until 3 or 4. (I guess it’s the endorphins?). Of course, waking up the next morning becomes a definite challenge – I either bite the bullet and live tired for a few days.
You would think switching to morning gym would solve that problem and put me in the zone right in time for the day to start – but instead, I get antsy and don’t really hit my stride until the evening.
If I go to bed before midnight, I can wake up with enough motivation to get in the zone after some coffee – but I find I don’t work with anywhere near the amount of speed or energy that I do in my night sessions, and by the time the afternoon swings around, I’m ready to hit the gym.
If I’m working out, late night is when I do my best work, but I end up staying up way too late. If I don’t work out, my schedule is normalized a little bit, but I definitely feel the loss on every front and and because I don’t have the energy to push through the late night, I miss my window for the best work.
I’m going to have to figure this one out.