Dear motivational posters that tell me that an hour of working out is only 4% of my day: wrong.
If I were awake and had full power of choice over all 24 hours of my day, you would be correct. If you take away the 8 hours of sleeping, 8 hours of working, hour of commute, hour of cooking/eating breakfast and dinner, and half hour of showering and getting dressed, you’re left with five and a half hours over which I have any sort of real say. And let’s not forget that an hour of working out also involves at least twenty minutes of changing clothes before and after, and that if that hour involves anything other than running or biking in my neighborhood, I also have to commute to the gym (20 minutes to an hour, depending on the time of day).
What this means is that on a good day, an “hour workout” is actually 24% of my day. On a bad day: 42%.