When my husband and I sold our house up north and moved south, I was excited for the better weather.
- In our new area, nearly every single day is warm and sunny.
I am delighted that I can workout outdoors year round. I immediately purchased a bicycle. I added a basket that allows me to carry things, a mount for a water bottle and a holster for my phone. I have a cordless speaker that straps to the handles and allows me to listen to music while I ride. Riding my bike is my favorite type of workout. It’s not only great exercise and burns a tremendous amount of calories but avoids damaging impact on my joints. I can easily elevate the intensity of the workout by shifting gears, pedaling faster and choosing a route with hills. I normally utilize the bike path that is located in very close proximity to my house. The path is paved, doesn’t allow motorized vehicles and extends over sixty miles in either direction. It winds through the woods, providing a lovely view of native foliage. I frequently spot different types of birds, squirrels, turtles and even snakes along the path. I like to ride twenty minutes to reach an athletic field. I then have access to sidewalks, shaded areas and well-maintained grass. I can carry a jump rope, hand weights or resistance bands in my bike basket. I spent about 40 minutes working out at the field. I stretch, run wind sprints and go through abdominal crunches, push-ups and lunges. I then climb back on my bike and enjoy the ride home.