I can’t remember the last time I stepped foot in a gym for a class or a workout. And I used to be a very devoted gym-goer. The bike, treadmill (oh yes I did), weights, aerobics, the pool, the locker room. Yep. Did it all.
But now? Nope. Can’t do it. Won’t do it. I prefer to take my workouts outside. I like the fresh air, the elements, the changing scenery. (Not such a big fan of critters but luckily encounters are few).
Luckily I live in a place where it works most of the year. Because I’m an early-morning exerciser I get my exercise done before it heats up. If it’s cold I’ll layer up and when it rains I’ll add a jacket. What’s the adage? There’s no bad weather, just poor clothing choices? So true.
I don’t think of exercise as an option so I have to adapt. We had a particularly rainy winter which proved challenging for my long runs, but I was training for a marathon so I had to get out. Weather be damned.
Which brings me back to a previous post. Have a goal and it takes care of any excuses.
So if you want to take your workout to another level, take a page from the Mom Handbook, circa 1976; just go outside and play.
Now go run!