Memorial Day was the un-official start of summer here in the U.S. The ridiculous humidity on the East coast let us know that Spring this year is a dream; it’s just not going to happen! I’m already hearing the excuses between me and my friends right now:
- It’s too hot to go to the gym
- I can’t with this heat
- Set me down in front of an A/C; I can’t do anything else
- It’s too hot to walk
- Wake me up when this heat is gone
You know what I’m talking about. 😀 I’m sure there are even more excuses to add to the list.
Since the heat and humidity are wilting so many of us already, here’s a FFF tip — put that A/C on, get your water and bust your moves at home. For those of us who have not been working out consistently or might be having trouble getting started, here’s a little beginner’s list of exercises that can be done without having to go to the gym, without having to be bothered about the heat outside. Do not be fooled, the plan might look easy but it’s challenging enough if you do it right. Adding hand and leg weights really ups the ante with this plan.
Don’t let the summer heat wilt your enthusiasm! Just get moving! Here’s a little more encouragement to get you started today.
Disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor, physical therapist or any of the like. These posts are suggestive only with the expectation that you know your physical needs and limitations and therefore take full responsibility for yourself. Please exercise responsibly.
oh I could definitely use those exercises! I love to walk… haven’t done a jumping jack in years… I might scare the cat!! hope your healing is going well. k.
LOLOL! I haven’t done jumping jacks for a while either; we can definitely do this!
Healing’s going well, still discomfort but nothing like the first few days post surgery. Thanks for asking. 😀
Good for you! I didn’t realize how much I loved walking until I hurt my toe. Now, I’ve been doing crunches, dips and sit ups, aaarrrrghh!
LOLOL!!!! Arrrrrrrrrrrrrgh indeed to crunches. I love squats, bench presses, lunges and the like, but crunches … no maam! The only crunch I like is the chocolate one. 😀
I laughed out loud when I read your post today, it’s so true. For me I can add …it rained and now the [dirt] road is too messy to go out and ride my bike/ run!
I’m ready for winter!
LOLOL! I know between all of us we could come up with hundreds of excuses. I’m kinda ready for fall too. Not looking forward to summer at all.
Most of my exercise thus far has been in 2 places: anywhere outside (walking) or in the house (SparkPeople website content). We truly don’t have any excuses.
Agreed. We really don’t.