Tornados and Other Weather Conditions

Today, the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning and a severe thunderstorm warning for my area until 10:00 p.m.  My husband was watching The Weather Channel at that time and told me that he did not want to leave the house.  Saturday is one of our gym days.  Many of you know that I was off schedule, off track, just off during the month of August, despite my best efforts to get to the gym.  At the beginning of September, I declared that I would get back on track with my gym regimen after Labor Day.  Needless to say, I was not happy about the tornado and thunderstorm warnings impeding my plans to get back to fitness.  Pushing the envelope, I asked, “So, we’re not going to the gym today?”  He told me that the decision was up to me.  At the same time he had that look as if to say “It’s up to you, but we’re not going to leave the house today.”  I decided to do some work around the house hoping that I could burn a significant number of calories in the process.

My quarantine caused me to think.  Winter is coming.  Blizzards, ice storms and other dangerous weather conditions will prevent me from visiting the gym.  I need to invest in a home gym.  I will not be deterred from my goals of losing weight, getting fit and running my first 5K race in the Spring of 2013.  I do not have enough free space for a treadmill unless I get rid of my dining room furniture.  Since my grandmother gave me the furniture, I’m keeping it.  And, we need somewhere to eat when company visits.  If I had the amount of space in this picture, I would cancel my gym membership.  Alas, I do not.  I need to carve out some space somewhere so that I can at least do a fitness video or two during the days of bad weather. I am soliciting your suggestions for how to best create an adequate space for fitness.  If you know of a website or other resource for creating an exercise area in limited space I will greatly appreciate the information.  If you have a fitness area in your home, no matter how small, please share.  How are things going on your journey of good health and fitness?  I am praying for your progress.  Remain encouraged.