Where I live the daily temperature has been averaging around 105 degrees this week and next week looks to be about the same. I have used the heat as an excuse not to workout. Yes, I could have done an indoor workout but my head said "you walk during the summer - outdoors." So I would convince myself that it was too hot and dangerous to walk outdoors.
I could have gotten up at 5:30 a.m. to walk since the heat isn't dangerous then, and there would be someone at home to watch the kids. I even set my alarm one day at 5:00 a.m. and promptly hit the snooze button when it went off. I was just too tired to get up that early. I exercised only two times this week.
So after a week of neglecting my workouts, I gained three pounds! What?!? I couldn't believe the scale this morning. This is the most weight I have gained in a week's time in over two years. Now there are other excuses to throw into this week's gain but just not wanting to workout is the #1 excuse.
My plan this week is to battle the heat with determination. I will get up at 5:30 a.m. to walk or do an indoor workout EVERY DAY this week! My goal is to exercise every day even if it is a brief 30 minute workout.