Aaaah it’s here: fall fashion trends with their dark, sultry hues adorn the high street rails; the ground is glowing with fallen golden leaves; squirrels scurry across the fence and up the trees in the back garden; and there is an obvious chill in the air that warrants boots and a coat – yes, we are truly immersed in autumn. My summer clothes are steadily making their way back to their respective homes to make way for the new and existing warmer attire.
I do welcome autumn/winter, for all the reasons mentioned above and more, but there is one facet of this season that I’m not so keen on, and that’s the rain, extreme cold temperatures and early sunsets. Not only does this change of weather play havoc with my hair, outfit choices and mood, but it also interferes with my workout regime. You see, although I’m a big advocate of working out, I refuse to exercise outdoors when it is freezing cold, raining and or/dark so I always have to adjust my workout regime at this time of year. I could just hibernate until things improve but I inherited more of my mother’s genes (consequently if I don’t exercise I gain weight quickly) and I want to keep fit throughout the year so…………no excuses, just solutions.
I've enjoyed having the opportunity to go running in my local park over the spring/summer period but this weekend, after running under grey skies, getting caught in a vicious downpour and shivering for the first part of the workout, I conceded this would probably be my last run in the park and that I would have to resume my aerobic activity back in the gym and on the home treadmill……………blub blub blub.
I rarely invest in active-wear, I prefer to save my pennies for bags and shoes, so alas I’m wearing an old pair of Nike trainers, Topshop leggings, a Primark tracksuit top and an Adidas vest, but perhaps, if I’m going to be in the presence of other people at the gym, I should consider updating my sports-luxe apparel, right? - à la #netasporter style.
Do you work out? What do you tend to do and does you exercise routine change with the seasons?