I live in a city and teach outdoor fitness classes and so I generally get plenty of outside time, but it is not quite the same as time spent outside exercising in nature. And while I love the vibrancy of the city and the outdoor playground it offers, I need to escape from it at least once a week to refuel my soul.
Have you ever noticed that the harder you try to lose weight, the more reluctant it seems to be to come off? And that once the weight does come off, it generally comes back with some extra pounds to boot? There is a good reason for this: Dieting turns off your natural ability to monitor your true hunger.