What time do I "like" to start my workout or what time "do" I start my workout?!?
I always find this interesting for me - I workout so much better if I can do workouts around noon (I have the energy, desire, lucidness, etc.) That is the timeframe I exercised all through school since my schedule allowed it. (Although thinking back, I don't think I actually woke up until 11:59am - haha)
My second preference is in the evening, around 5-6pm. I find I still have energy, a little less desire, lucidness, and I sleep much better). However, I can only do that if I am the only one at home - otherwise I get intruders bugging me or ringing the bell, or phone calls, or chores, or errands, or dinner, etc. I find that although I really want to exercise at the end of the day, there are just too many instances where I don't get to it. I also found that when I had a bad or frustrating day, I was more likely to blow off my workout. And the bad/frustrating days kept happening more and more.
My last preference, is in the morning. However, this is when I exercise. I start between 5am-6am. It is like clockwork for me now and isn't a big deal. The house, phone and doorbell are quiet and I am usually done, sauna'd, showered and fed before any of those distractions start. I also feel accomplished to have finished all of that while others still haven't gotten their day started.
I think when I retire, I am going to shift my workouts back to midday. In the meantime, I workout early and have just lately been incorporating a mini workout before bed since it seems to help me sleep better (10 min yoga, 100 rep challenge, PiYo, stretch, rebound, etc.)