During this time of Social Distancing, we can feel isolated and stressed, returning to old habits.
Sitting on the sofa watching tv, eating sweets and comfort food. Staying indoors with our pajamas or sweats on. Doing our hair becomes rare.
The pounds increase as well as our unhappiness.
I have been tempted.
My first full week working at home I started the week out with a tight deadline, having to sit on my sofa working all day, barely taking breaks. Hoping that I could meet the deadline even when nothing went right and it was a struggle to get technology to cooperate.
I did get dressed each day in business clothes. No makeup.
By Tuesday evening I was tired and stressed, I did not last long. I ate the Pringles I had and was looking for sweets and snack food.
I could have popped to the grocery store, as we know popped is not the term we can use these days, I could have stood in a long queue 2 meters away from everyone else waiting to be let into the shop. Only allowed to buy a maximum of 3 of any item.
My rule of no sweets unless I have exercised was falling away.
Old habit returning.
Since we are allowed to leave the house to exercise once a day at the moment, I got up Wednesday morning and went out for a run. I was in a grumpy mood but as I ran, ok jogged very slowly. My mood improved.
Most people I talk with say that it is easier to do exercise if you have to go to a class or meet up with people, that is a bit hard right now, isn’t it?
It is easy to say that we are isolated and alone. Poor us, we can’t go out and have to sit and watch tv or read.
We are in the 21st Century.
We can still meet up with people to exercise, just not in person, a virtual class.
So many people are offering exercise classes on Facebook, their websites, YouTube. We can try new types of workouts, without the horror of doing it in front of a group of people, like a friend who took a class a few years ago and fell, taking out two other people with her.
I started out too embarrassed to join in classes in case I could not keep up.
No fear of that if I can do a class in my living room. My cats are the only ones judging, and they are usually looking at me strangely if I am not paying attention to them or getting them food, so no difference there then.
I am sharing links to trainers with online classes, so try them out, you could be choosing the same class as me and we can do the class together in our respective homes.
When you try a class post what you thought of it on my Facebook page.