The weather sirens blare as I rush home to grab my rain gear, stopping at every powerless traffic light, staring impatiently at the clock wondering if I’ll make it across town by the 10 p.m. newscast. I rush upstairs, grabbing a pair of heavy boots and a station-labeled hat and coat. I reach for my keys and a bruised banana on the counter knowing that it’s going to be a long night. The clock is ticking as I rush out the door frantically. I quickly go through a mental checklist before I bolt back into my room to grab a tube of red lipstick. As I stare in disbelief at the MAC label in my hands, the clock stops ticking.
The season is changing; if only those extra pounds put on over a summer of eating BBQ and drinking cold beers could drop as fast as the leaves! With the local pools closing, bike paths becoming cooler, and the kids back in school, a lot of our exercises are starting to move indoors. That shift means that we may want to think “inside” the box as we prepare to swap the intense heat for some heavy sweat in a new group fitness class or gym.