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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.

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    I like from 60 to 75 but a lot depends on the humidity. I don't ever like it in the 20s or below or in the 90s.
    2489 days ago
    I don't know how some people can exercise in the heat and perform well, but then I grew up where cold weather is the norm so moving to a place where it's humid most of the year, isn't fun.
    2496 days ago
    ew! I feel for ya. Not a fun way to spend the day!
    2498 days ago
    I'm like you, Tam, I loathe summer! I would much rather be out and about when it's cooler outside. It's been horrible here in MN too, dew points in 80s and temps in 90s-100s. I feel for you.
    2498 days ago
    I'm the same way - my body just shuts down in the heat, but living in Southern California its pretty hard to avoid. It just means I need to work out very early in the morning and I am so not a morning person, so that makes things even harder. I could do it late at night when it cools down, but then I have no energy. I joined a new gym recently and it's pretty airconditioned in there which is great so that definitely helps!
    2498 days ago
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