New Exercise Routine
New Exercise Routine
It’s fall, and while I absolutely love this time of year, it messes with my exercise routine. This is mostly due to the change in weather. When it’s raining or the wind is howling I don’t ride my bicycle outside, so I have to adjust my routine and ride the indoor bicycle.
And some of the mountain biking trails I love get shut down because of weather. It doesn’t mean I can’t ride in the winter, it just means I have go to more winter friendly trails.
Shaking It Up
This changeup isn’t bad, it just means I have to readjust. It takes time for me to get in the groove with these changes. Instead of assuming I will take a bike ride outside, I have to look at the weather and make the decision of whether or not I will ride inside or outside that day.
Other positive changes are new activities. Provided there’s snow, I’ll have the opportunity to cross country ski and snowshoe. There are also places to hike that I will search out.
I really love exercise in the fall because it’s so much more pleasant than when it’s 110 degrees. I’m actually more encouraged to go out and exercise!
While I miss lap swimming, a nearby gym has a heated lap pool, and I will occasionally use their facility for a workout as a change of pace.
I find yoga more of a challenge in colder weather. My body just isn’t as flexible. Some people enjoy hot yoga. I’m personally not a fan. I have found the middle of the afternoon is my most flexible time, so if I can take a 30 minute break, I will do a little yoga. Sometimes my schedule allows for this, sometimes it doesn’t.
I still have my kickboxing aerobics class that is much more enjoyable when it’s cooler, but with the time change it’s a challenge for me. Once five o’clock rolls around, I’m ready to slip into comfortable clothes and stay inside. There are days I have to force myself to get there, but I still go.
Fall is a mixed bag for me. I love the weather, but I have to readjust my schedule. Once I do, I’m fine. And of course after I get in the swing of it, spring rolls around!
Do you find challenges with your exercise routine when the seasons change?