Physical fitness is extremely important to me, and my daily workout is a priority.
- I make time to exercise for an hour every morning.
I prefer to workout outside and enjoy the fresh air whenever possible. I either go for a run or utilize the open space on my back deck to jump rope, lift weights, lunge, squat and crunch. Unfortunately, the weather in my local area rarely cooperates. It’s either too hot and humid or too cold and wet, and I’m forced indoors. I got tired of attempting to fit a workout into the limited space in my living room and turned an unused guest room into a workout area. I replaced the furniture with a yoga mat, weight bench, free weights, treadmill and stationary bike. One of the advantages to workout indoors is the access to temperature control. I don’t need to worry about dressing for the weather. I don’t need to check the forecast to make sure I’m not going to be out on a six mile run and get rained on. My heating and cooling system features zone control and a smart thermostat. I’m able to make adjustments to temperature through a convenient app on my phone. During the workout, with a tap of my finger, I can cool the space down without affecting the rest of the house. This is extremely handy because I like to keep that room a bit cooler. In the summer, I target air conditioning to my workout room without putting a great deal of stress on the air conditioner. In the winter, I can set a much lower temperature in that one specific room without causing the rest of the family discomfort.