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Working out in the heat

I live in an area where the weather tends to be hot and humid for the majority of the year. We rely heavily on the air conditioner. I have a lanai constructed across the back of my house that I use as a home gym. I have invested into battle ropes, a yoga mat, incline bench, mini trampoline, set of jump ropes and free weights. The lanai features a cement floor and one wall that is entirely built of screened windows. I have a very lovely view of the lake behind my house. While I appreciate having a fresh breeze, the conditions in the lanai frequently become overheated and muggy. Because of the screens, it’s not possible to air condition the space. I utilize multiple box fans that don’t help much. I set the box fans to run at the highest speed, stand directly in front of the cool air, and yet I’m dripping sweat before I’ve completed my warmup. It’s difficult to get motivated. I often feel sluggish and lazy. I make an effort to get up extra early in the morning and workout before the heat of the day. This morning, I began my workout session at seven o’clock. The outside temperature was already seventy-seven degrees. I went through my regular warmup, utilized the battle ropes and then lifted weights. I jumped on the trampoline and did all different kinds of crunches on the incline bench. I followed a guided workout for jumping rope on my phone. After an hour of strenuous exercise, I was dripping sweat and needed to drink a lot of water. After a cool shower, I felt great.

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