My local area experiences serious weather fluctuations.
- We often have snow accumulated on the ground on halloween as well as Easter.
The Winter cold lingers for approximately 8 months, with temperatures often dipping below freezing. It’s not unusual for us to face temperatures down to twenty-five below zero. The wind chill makes it downright dangerous to spend much time outdoors. We expect the Spring and fall seasons to be rainy, muddy and chilly. Summer doesn’t last long but it’s common to experience temperatures in the upper eighties with excessive humidity. Whenever I have the opportunity, I prefer to handle my daily workout outdoors. I enjoy running, riding my bike or unrolling my yoga mat on the back deck. I like to lift weights and complete my ab crunches, lunges and squats outdoors. I am energized by the feeling of the sun on my skin. I am more motivated when I’m breathing fresh air. I’ve purchased all sorts of clothing specifically designed to offset weather extremes. I have gear that is lightweight yet manages to retain body heat. I have other outfits that wick away moisture. Unfortunately, I’m still kept indoors the majority of the year. I’ve had to set up a workout space in the house. I’ve spent considerable amounts of money on a treadmill, stationary bike, weight bench, free weights, resistance bands, jump rope and a series of kettlebells. I appreciate having the luxury of the thermostat. I can control the temperature and I’m not affected by rain, wind and humidity. I don’t worry about icy pavement. I’ve thoroughly outfitted my home gym. However, I just don’t enjoy the workout as much when I’m forced inside. I am not as happy working out. It’s more difficult to push myself.