Learned something new
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Well kind of. NEVER EVER WORK OUT when I've been in the hot weather outside for more than 20 to 30 minutes.
Heat destroys any energy I might have had to devote to exercise. Truly.
I hate heat. Can't stand it, hence the reason why I loved Alaska so much. Doesn't really get REALLY hot except for maybe 1 to 2 weeks a year.
Give me low to mid 70's and I'm happy. Give me 60's and I want to start moving and get stuff done.
Give me 30's and I'm like a frisky puppy.
So recently I went to the gym on Monday. I had to drive 10 minutes to my son's daycare.
Next drive an additional 30 minutes to the gym. I have no AC in my Jeep.
By the time I got to the gym, my shirt was plastered to my back and chest, sweat was rolling down my neck, and I was miserable.
Got my son checked into the daycare there and went to go get dressed in my workout clothes.
I lethargically walked back up the stairs, book in hand and headed to a stationary bike.
While the workout wasn't painful it was not enjoyable like it is during the winter months. Within 15 minutes my temples throbbed, sweat is still pouring down my back. By 25 minutes I simply felt nauseated. If I had been sitting on an iceburg I probably would've melted the entire darn thing.
Lesson learned? NEVER work out at the gym after being out in the heat.
Only work out at home from now till the cooler months.