According to my calendar, I should be taking the baby on a walk tonight as my workout. I’ve been trying to plan my workouts in advance so I’m more likely to get them done. I even reward myself with an actual shiny gold star sticker when I stick to the plan on my calendar.
Well. My calendar can suck it tonight. It is approximately a million degrees with 197% humidity out there and thought of putting my girl in a carrier and going for a walk sounds as appealing as a sharp stick to the eye.
Working out with the kids and working out outside are both great ideas, of course, except on nights like tonight. When the weather heats up I am all about either being indoors or in water. Sometimes I’ll do a couple of short workout videos (I really like these 10 minutes ones from PopSugar fitness on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=popsugar+10+minute+workout) or I’ll check to see if I can find an aqua aerobics class or lap swimming at my local pool. I fell in love with aqua aerobics while I was pregnant after I discovered it was the perfect pregnancy workout: the water helped support the belly so I actually felt light and comfortable and, let’s be honest, it was also the only workout I could do where I wasn’t worried that someone could tell if I accidently peed a little bit.
Pregnancy is so glamorous, right?
If you do head outside for a workout during these summer months, make sure to hydrate well (especially if you are nursing!) and try to go early in the morning before it gets too warm. This is one time when those early morning baby wake-ups might be a good thing, if they help you get out the door before the sun rises too much!
What is your exercise plan for sweaty summer days?