I know it’s technically not summer yet, but it really, feels like it right now in Puerto Rico. I feel like someone just turned the stove on in my house, at work, everywhere I go and not even air conditioning helps.

I couldn’t sleep on Saturday night because of it, even with air conditioning and I am a person who sleeps through everything. My dogs bark and I don’t wake up, I sometimes sleep through my alarm clock, I don’t wake up to texts or phone calls, people talking, music, and even movies, but it was so hot I couldn’t sleep and when I did, I just kept waking up.

The highest temperature today was 89 degrees, yet I still wanted to workout after work. So with all the windows open and three fans in the room pointing at me, I completed a half hour cycling video, half hour kickboxing video and ten minute cooldown video.

I’m proud of myself for completing both of the 30 minute videos in this heat, especially the cycling video, but I don’t think I’m going to attempt to do that every day. I’ll still try do at least half an hour but I won’t push myself harder than what’s safe because it’s only going to hotter, it’s just the beginning of May.

I wouldn’t have even thought about doing that without a bottle of cold water, a towel, open windows and a lot of fans pointed at me and I hope no one does either. We can continue to work out in summer but do it safely and never overdo it. If you feel too tired, it’s too hot, need water or feel even a little dizzy, stop immediately. This summer is going to be a very hot one and we don’t want to have any accidents that could have been avoided.

Even today during the cycling video, which I think was the toughest, I pushed myself to the best that I could do without hurting myself. Always have that in mind and make sure to workout safely. I’ve worked too hard to get to where I am today, I’m not going to do anything that can set be back again. Nobody should.

I read that you should avoid working out from 10 am and 3 pm, which is the hottest part of the day and it is better to workout in the morning, just to be safe.


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