I spend 60 minutes every morning on my fitness regiment.
Today, my workout was a challenge.
I held off too long before exercising. At this time of year, in the area where I live, the heat and high humidity are horrendous. By ten o’clock in the morning, the temperature had already soared into the low nineties. I need to get up extra early and complete my workout right away. I switch between going for a jog, riding my bike and going through a series of exercises on my lanai. The lanai is constructed across the back of the house and offers quite a bit ospace. It features cement floors, eight-foot-high ceilings as well and the entire back wall is just screens. For most of the year, the lanai offers the perfect home gym. I get to take advantage of a fresh breeze and lovely view of the lake. However, the screens make it so I can’t temperature control that area of the house. During the middle of winter, the conditions are uncomfortably cold. I have to wait for the day to warm up and dress in layers of warm clothing. It’s difficult to workout when I’m restricted by a ton of clothes and shivering. It’s impossible to get my muscles warm, and my entire body feels tight. During the summer, I have the opposite complaints. Although I run an electric box fan and workout directly in front of it, I’m saturated in sweat before I’ve even begun my workout. It’s hard to get motivated and get a strenuous training session accomplished when I’m so hot as well and feeling lethargic. This morning, the alarm went off, and I hit the snooze button more than once. By the time I got out of bed, brushed my teeth and put on my workout clothes, the outdoor temperature was already 88 degrees. I knew there was no way I could stand to run or bike in thesun, so I headed out to the lanai and suffered.