I'm not a cold weather person (I don't do winter well), and I LOVE the summer, but it's just plain hot... even for me. You know it's unusually warm outside when I forget to turn on my under-the-desk heater.
Working out is a priority in my day. No matter the temperature... I go to the gym, since it is a climate controlled environment - although some days you wonder (like today). So, when it's hot enough to fry eggs on the sidewalk, I go to the gym. And in the winter, even when it's snowing, I go to the gym... because that's what I do.
Ever since my kids were small they have been physically active. They became involved in sports at a young age and played sports in high school, so I never worried about their physical condition. But now, they are both out of high school and team sports has gone by the wayside. So, as a momma, I "concern myself" with their private lives and the amount of exercise they are getting and the value of the nutrients they are consuming. Kale calls it nagging. Tyler isn't home enough to verbally "concern myself" to - so I'm pretty sure he's at least "moving" = calories burned.
I was kind enough to send Kale some "helpful" information to get himself started on an "easy" workout plan. (He has a nice gym at the apartments where he lives and a swimming pool.) So I was SURE he'd gotten up at 4:30 this morning to hit the gym. When he called me after he got off work, one of the first questions I asked was "Did you workout today?" He quickly informed me that it was too hot to workout. I reminded him that the gym IS air conditioned. His reply was, "yeah, but the walk to the gym is NOT air conditioned" (all 100 yards of it). He's no dummy that one!
What's a mom to do?
On the other hand, Tyler has gotten on a tennis playin' kick and today at 4 o'clock, he was playing tennis outside in the 100 degree heat! Now that's just crazy!
I thought I'd leave you with some fun summer shots that make me smile.
Yes, those are my children wearing winter "moon boots" in the sprinklers. (L-R: Tyler, Katherine (the boys' lifelong friend), and Kale)
(I don't remember the story behind this, but Tyler and Katherine have the right idea!)