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Speak Up: How Does the Weather Affect Your Workouts?

Since I love to exercise outside, if the weather is crummy, I'm definitely less enthusiastic to work out. I admit that I've woken up ready to go for an early morning run, saw that it was raining, and climbed back in bed. I could have popped in a fitness DVD or lifted some weights, but the weather dampened my get-up-and-go. On the other hand, when the weather is gorgeous out, suddenly I'm excited to go for a family bike ride after work, when otherwise I would have just come home and done nothing. For me, weather is a huge factor when it comes to exercise.

So tell me, how does the weather affect your workouts?

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Sumhope Sumhope 9 years
I go to the gym before work a couple days a week and always on saturday. If the weather is lovely its more of a reason to go for a hike or bike ride which is an extra workout for my week.
SouthTxHottie SouthTxHottie 9 years
All the week it has poured here in's ruined my daily run, and I could pop in a dvd, but I know now I will have to work twice as hard.
carhornsinapril carhornsinapril 9 years
my fiance and i have been biking around the neighborhood a lot recently, but our plans have been dampened (pardon the pun) on more than one occasion, due to a very rainy summer.
sh0pah0lic56 sh0pah0lic56 9 years
i always work out inside with AC =D
superfoxml superfoxml 9 years
I love going to the park or on a power walk or job around town, but I bought a cheap, AWESOME treadmill off craigslist (ladies, that place has bargain machines if you watch the posts often). I use that on rainy days, but I also have workout dvds. I don't let myself cop out to bad weather days killing my workout! Also, my apartment complex has a great gym and racquetball and basketball courts with free pilates and aerobics, so cold or inclimate weather never gets to me.
lolababy575 lolababy575 9 years
Extreme weather conditions affect my workout plans: during the winter it's so cold and icy (so I can't do anything outside) but the limited sunshine zaps energy levels for working out indoors too! During the summer it's too hot during my free time (midday) to do my outside exercises but I'm more likely to just head indoors. Winter really does make me want to hibernate!
pugglelover pugglelover 9 years
I run in the mornings and if it's raining that means indoor cardio. No rain for me and I live in OR! It's weird though it doesn't rain @ 5 am very often
mondaymoos mondaymoos 9 years
Since it's been so hot lately, I've been running inside... I can't wait to get back out of the gym when it finally starts to cool off, though.
MandeeLei MandeeLei 9 years
Sometimes I have to change my plans due to the weather but I always fit something in. I like variety so it just challenges me to think of something else to do, and I like that!
Cebca Cebca 9 years
I work outside twice per week and it's usually fine nowadays, but when winter rolls around and its all dark and cold I get grumpy and unmotivated to even workout inside. Now when I get out of work and its all bright and sunny it makes it seem earlier so its easy to skip over to the gym for an hour even though its dinnertime for so many other people - I always think its so funny when I get out of the gym and see people at restaurants because I think its so early even though it's already 7:30! Blah winter sunsets.
tsp tsp 9 years
i don't necessarily mind the heat too much, although 100+ is no picnic. if anything, i move a little slower, but i still go out. i might try and do my outdoor workout in the morning or later in the evening when the sun isn't at its hottest on those really hot days. lately its been the smoke here in the bay area that's made me feel a bit short of breath sometimes.
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
It's been well over 100 degrees for a weeks now and it's only going to get hotter so needless to say it's only working out inside. Even the pool is sort of warm and not refreshing. I hate it.
Spectra Spectra 9 years
It sort of affects my routine, depending on my workout plans. If it's snowing or really cold and icy, I do not run outside and just do the elliptical instead. And if it's way too hot to work out outside, I will also work out inside and turn on the AC. Any other time I'll just work out outside. I really do prefer running outside to working out inside though.
sn0flke sn0flke 9 years
I run every other evening, on an almost normal routine... however, this week has been quite wet, so I've been lazy about running... In the past 2 weeks, I've been caught in downpour too far away from my apartment and had to suck it up. :( But I'll usually brave it and hope that the rain holds off till I get home. Good times.
ilovecandyfloss ilovecandyfloss 9 years
It doesn't. Although I do get a bit grumpy when its really cold cos I can't stretch properly!
smarler smarler 9 years
Weather doesn't really affect me - I only ever work out inside.
cmd0610 cmd0610 9 years
I don't much enjoy willingly going out to run in the rain- but if I'm already out and it's not too bad I will finish my run. I don't ever give up though and go back to bed- if the weather is bad I can always go to my gym. If I didn't have a gym available I'd defi pop in a workout DVD and do something/anything! Don't give up Fit- even just a bit of stretching, abs, and lunges is doable at home on a rainy day :D
lydialee_home lydialee_home 9 years
I normally work out @ YMCA and only go for outdoor run on Sunday. If the weather is nice, I will go out early and have a longer run. However, if the weather is overcast, cold ..., I will just stay in bed. Weather has a big effect on my Sunday workout.
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