I don’t have central cooling, so the inside of the house is terribly hot and sticky.
My local area is famous for the horrific Winters, cold temperatures and endless amounts of snow accumulation. Conditions often stay in the negative digits for multiple weeks. We typically deal with snow on the ground on Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and even Easter Sunday. It’s not all that unusual to need to scrape ice off the windshield on Mother’s Day. Because of the weather, we are forced to remain inside for more than half of the year. I’ve found it necessary to set up a home gym. Outdoor workouts are rarely an option. The investment into the bigger exercise machines is expensive, so I’ve added to my inventory gradually. I initially began with basic, smaller and more affordable options such as a weight bench, free weights and a yoga mat. I saved up to add kettlebells, resistance bands and finally a treadmill. I recently bought a stationary bike. Despite a decently equipped home workout area, I definitely prefer to head outside. I enjoy going for a run, riding my bike or jumping rope on the back deck. The fresh air is helpful. The Spring and summer seasons in this area are traditionally quite moderate. However, this current year, we are experiencing an unusually hot and humid summer. I wake up as early as I can tolerate, trying to workout before the heat of the day sets in. I still deal with temperatures in the mid eighties. I don’t have central cooling, so the inside of the house is terribly hot and sticky. There is no relief from a breeze outdoors. It doesn’t matter where or when I exercise, it’s a challenge. I am perpetually drenched in sweat before I even begin my warm up.