But apparently that’s really not the way to beat the blues. The way to beat the winter blues is actually by exercising! Aah! That doesn’t sound like fun! But I read recently – and my girlfriend keeps confirming it (very into fitness is she) – that exercise is the most important when the weather is like this.
No matter what it is you do, just do something apparently is the message. The idea is to REALLY sweat. And the theory is, that by exerting energy – even if one is freezing to start with – it is like having an internal heater as one sweats so much from the exercise that they are no longer cold.
Now I get it. I really do. I mean sweating sure is one way to get warm. But the thought of getting dressed up, in the car and seek out some Harrisburg fitness actually fills me with dread. So I came up with a different solution (and also a way of getting my 3 boys to exert some of their excess energy – something boys ALWAYS seem to have) and that is, jumping jacks in the living room.
Boy did we sweat! And when my girlfriend gave me the Wahoo Fitness Heart Rate Monitor I figured I would get really competitive while getting in shape. What could be better?