Michelle Fegatofi's weekly summary about her journey to a healthier lifestyle
Week 23 of Operation Get Fit No Excuses is officially done and I’m on to Week 24! The time and the weight loss are just flying by. This week I want to talk about #heat. Not only is today my own official stop/start day in my weekly blogs, but it is also the first day of #summer! That means more heat and hot weather here in the northern hemisphere.
As I’ve lost #weight and the weather has heated up, I’ve realized that I am able to tolerate the higher temperatures easier than I did last year at this same time of year. The #weather and temperature patterns are relatively the same so I know it’s because of my weight loss. We don’t have air conditioning at home and rely on windows and fans. They have kept us comfortable so far this year and Padrone has felt a little cool even if the #temperatures are at 28°C In the house. He has lost 22 pounds (10 kg) as of today and it has definitely made a difference in the way his body adjusts to the temperature changes as well. I have been able to stay very comfortable around the house with no problems so far. I’ll let you know as it gets hotter, how my body reacts and adjusts to the temperatures.
I’ve been trying to #exercise exclusively in the morning about 7 am when the temperatures are still nice out, but I haven’t always succeeded. When I ended up exercising during hotter parts of the day, I did an indoor #workout with a fan turned on high and pointed directly at me. I make sure to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of #water because our bodies can become easily dehydrated when exercising in high heat. I always pay attention to my body and it’s needs, especially when I’m doing something out of the ordinary. Try exercising when it’s cooler or in a temperature controlled environment whenever possible. But if you can’t, pay close attention to what your body feels because it’s the best judge of what you need.
Next week will be my weigh in and measurements so I’m excited! I am going to try to talk Padrone into letting me post his progress as well at the same time as mine.
If you have any questions or advice about exercising and weight loss, comment below! I love hearing from you!