It’s been so hot here in Toronto lately that I haven’t been getting outside as much as usual and I think it’s starting to show.
Usually I step up my activity level in the summer, but as I said, it’s really hot here so I’ve been staying inside my house where it’s nice and cool. So I’m not getting outside to garden for hours on end, or taking long walks with my dog, biking or any other activities that I’d normally do.
Of course it’s also BBQ season so we’ve been grilling a lot of food outdoors – everything from delicious steaks to grilled veggies. Oh and drinking cool drinks like iced coffee and iced tea.
If this keeps up I think I’ll be looking for a way to start losing abdominal fat! LOL Lack of activity and tasty foods do absolutely nothing for maintaining a good weight and a trim body.
Other than the heat, one reason that I haven’t been getting outside much to take the dog our for long walks is because my dog, a Labrador Retriever, is black and she seems to just soak up the heat whenever we go outside in the sun. She just can’t do a long walk in this heat.
My husband tries to take her for a long walk each morning – usually at about 7:30 a.m. when it’s cooler. Maybe I’ll take a turn taking her for a long walk later at night. Even if it’s still really warm at night it won’t be too bad because the sun won’t be beating down on us.
If you live in an area that’s very warm right now, how are you managing to stay active and hopefully stay fit in the heat?