Smarter at Home

I have been working remotely since March 16th and my local gym shut down that same day. Being the creature of routine that I am, I felt quite a bit of anxiety at the very beginning of all this.

  • Now what am I going to do?
  • Now I can’t workout.
  • Now I can’t eat properly since the grocery stores are impossible to navigate.
  • Now I’m doomed.

Fortunately, that didn’t last long. I was able to actually focus on my nutrition and fitness more than ever before. I’ve been able to become more active in the social media groups that I belong to and even find some new influencers to follow.

My workout routine has really changed during this time of social distancing and I needed that!! I had fallen into a major rut at the gym, doing the same things every day. I’ve begun to focus more on strength training as I do have a small home gym with kettlebells and dumbbells varying in weight from 2-25lbs, strength bands, a weight bench, a stability ball, a Fit Board and a mini trampoline. It was time to dust off all my equipment and use it the way I always wanted to.

I did many work-outs from online sources, such as Planet Fitness, Erica Lugo’s Fit Love Squad, Jillian Michaels DVDs and YouTube.

The weather here in Southern California has been beautiful, on most days I was able to get outside first thing in the morning for a run or a walk, then come home to complete my workout with some strength training all without the time restraints of having to get ready for work.

Now I wonder what I’ll do when our local gym re-opens. Do I really need to go 6 days a week like I’ve done for 3+ years?

I received word from the school district that I work for that we will be working in the office most days in June, probably 4 days a week, then back to regular schedule in July.

Now I’m a bit anxious about how that will affect my new routine. I’ve fallen in love with exercise again and I like having that as my major focus. I guess it’s time to adjust again. Which I’m trying to be excited about.

(shhh… I don’t really want to go back to work!)

Weight maintenance remains my main goal and focus and during these 11 or 12 weeks of State “Safer-at-Home” orders my scale has not moved, but I feel better than ever and I know I became must “Smarter-at-Home.”