Fitness Update: March/April

Hello! since the last time we talked, quite a lot has changed. I don’t know about you, but I’m working from home everyday, and overall following social distancing suggestions. I’m very fortunate to live in an area that is not being horribly effected by the outbreak of Covid-19, but we are still taking precautions.

As a result of being home all day every day, I’m finding it MUCH easier for me to fit an exercise into my daily life. In fact, while before all of this I really had to talk myself into going to the gym or going for a run, I’m finding that I’m craving the opportunity to move my body and get my blood pumping.

There has been one resource that I’ve been using a LOT to find workouts that work and keep me motivated. That would be the YouTube page POPSUGAR fitness. Their YouTube is FILLED with intense workouts that cater to every type of person. I’ve recently been using their HIIT workouts. I haven’t’ been able to finish them, but they have always gotten me amped up to workout, the exercises are VERY easy to follow, and their energy is amazing. I’m always sweating by the time I’m done with the workout of the day (or have made it as far as I can) and I almost ALWAYS feel sore the next day. Another plus, I FEEL stronger as time has gone on, and I love it.

Another thing to know about these videos that is helpful during quarantine: these workouts are excellent at making you feel as though you are really there in the studio with them. they are inclusive and energetic and they’ve been helping me deal with the daily blues of not being able to go visit friends and overall interact with people.

Another thing that has been SUPER helpful to me during quarantine is that I’ve been using my daily walks with my dog as a cool down to my workouts. With how intense the workouts I do on POPSUGAR fitness are, I’ve found that I really need to remember to do a cool down, its definitely not something I can skip!

Overall, During this quarantine I think something we all need to make sure we keep in mind is to stay active. This is a really intense and stressful time for all of us, even if we aren’t acting like it. Without a doubt this is something that is going to end up in a text book. Staying active will help keep a positive outlooks for the future.

I hope this post is finding you and your family well!