Challenges/ Fitness

My Pre and Post Workout Routines

Hey guys! Today is the first day of the September Blog Writing Challenge and I’d like to welcome all of you back, and send out a warm welcome to everyone who’s new to the challenge.  If you’re new, all you have to do is:

  1. Add a new post to your blog – today we’re sharing our pre and post workout routines
  2. Share a link to your post in my comments below.
  3. Read, comment & share others’ posts.
  4. Rinse, lather and repeat for each day of the month.

Here’s my pre and post workout routines:

Pre workout:

  • Coffee… Coffee is a must.  I cannot function without it:

    Coffee Cup

    Mmmmm coffee

  • Fuel… I cannot workout on an empty stomach. I’m one of those rare people who can still run with a steak dinner in their tummy, but do not ever ask me to try that with nothing in me.  It doesn’t work.  My favourite fuel lately is a pack of Dole Live Right Bites and a hard-boiled egg:

    Dole Live Right Bites

    Dole Live Right Bites

  • Charge the iPhone… Actually this step comes before coffee:

Post workout:
My post workout routine may be a bit different from most people’s because 5 times a week, I workout on my lunch hour.  I’m sharing this though, because I get asked quite frequently what I do before returning to my desk.

  • I don’t shower.  Instead I towel dry my body.
  • I get changed into my work clothes.
  • I re-apply my deodorant.
  • I splash fresh water on my face to remove the sweat and dirt, then dry my face off.
  • I blow dry my hair with a small travel blow dryer.
  • I brush my hair & return to my desk.

What’s your pre and post workout routines?


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  • iam300poundsandrunning
    September 1, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Charging my iPhone is a giving!

  • sheslosingit101
    September 1, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    I’m so glad you’re doing another challenge! I used to run during lunch break too.

    Here’s my post:


  • Clarinda
    September 2, 2012 at 12:39 am

    My routines are pretty minimal.

  • Cindy
    September 2, 2012 at 10:05 am

    I have such a boring routine, if you can even call it that!

  • Kayla in the City
    September 2, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    I’m all about the food as well, I can’t work out on an empty stomach!

  • flowersofmoss
    September 2, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    Usually…there’s a lot of food involved

  • Holly (
    September 2, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Here is my routine, I should have pictures, it’s so boring without them. Sorry!

  • BGRuns
    September 3, 2012 at 1:59 am

    Since I missed yesterday due to my half marathon (first ever at 2:10) I did 1 & 2 tonight with 2 minutes to spare MDT.

  • MizFit
    September 3, 2012 at 6:33 am

    my BIGGEST ROUTINE is there is no routine.


  • Melissa
    September 3, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Mine is pretty boring and, sadly, does not include coffee.

  • dirtygirlrunning
    September 9, 2012 at 12:28 am

    Joining the party a little late, but here is my pre and post workout routine. I think I learned from this post that I actually need a routine. And a new gym where I won’t get distracted so easily.

  • Maria
    July 29, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    Awesome article, Janice! Personally, I do not eat before workout becasue I cannot train when my stomach is full. I eat in the morning, then wait about an hour or more and go to the gym =)


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