Hi world! So I’m reaching the end of week two of staying in. I have to go to work on a rota to supervise key worker children, which is something that helps break up the week, but is a bit worrying.
I am in a much better place in terms of feeling positive about 80% of the time. I don’t watch much of the news anymore as that was just creating an anxiety spiral. But of course, there’s a lot of denial. I am just not letting myself go there as there is so much that could go wrong.
One of the first things I did was to put away my body weight scales. I don’t need to consider what weight I am putting on with my daily Wispa and homemade brownies. I’ve been sleeping in, going for naps and going to bed at the same time. My fitbit sleep record is hilarious, I think I’m getting about 12 hours a day! It’s not at all good for me though and I am desperate to get back into staying awake for a lot longer.
I have started back with my trainer after a 3-4 week pause. We train over Zoom and it works surprisingly well thank goodness. There’s a wealth of home fitness videos hitting the internet at the moment, but I haven’t forced myself into a programme. I just do something if I can. I would love to think that I could get up each morning and do some exercise, but for some reason that is out of reach at the moment. There’s a total feeling of limbo. I think it is because this situation hasn’t got an end date.
Something that I am doing differently is writing a “done list” rather than a to do list. I have found that it is a far more positive approach. When I feel that I haven’t achieved anything, it is good to focus on what I have already done.
I think approaching week three I aim to get into a routine. A relaxed one certainly, but I have to get some structure back or I will look back on this as a massive waste of time. Even getting up and going to bed at the same time would be something! I’ll let you know how I get on!