“I Need To Get Motivated” – Quarantine Edition
May 4, 2020 // Fitness
Back in 2017, I put together an article series entitled I Need To Get Motivated, which ended up becoming the most read and discussed newsletter of the year.
Cut It In Half. Quit Tomorrow. Secrets of a Strong Mind. The 2 Infamous Words of Self-Sabotage. Silence The Suck.
These were the strategies for jump-starting “motivation”, and they are all still relative today.
While gyms are included in the first phase of most state’s reopening plan, it seems more likely that your fitness setting will likely remain in your living room for the foreseeable future.
Now that we’re inside, let’s take a step back and take a look at what we’re doing, what we’re not and where we can start reintroduce a health and wellness routine into our homes and everyday lives.
Note: If you missed any of the article series from the past month, you can find all of them on my newly updated website under Blog.
In times of stress and uncertainty, food can become a source of comfort and relief. Unfortunately, using food as a coping mechanism can create more problems than it solves.
Let’s dive into the patterns of consumption and see what many are turning to while quarantined.
Take a look at Bloomberg’s food report entitled Avocados Are In, Pork Bellies Out in Era of Pandemic Eating.
The separation from the great outdoors has tremendous effects on our mood, health and even our ability to breathe. Even short bouts of being outside may not feel the same with a mask on.
The NYTimes put out a terrific, simple guided breathing exercise called An Ecotherapeutic Meditation in Ten (10) Steps that incorporates real sounds and visuals of nature.
Set aside 10 minutes in your morning routine to reduce anxiety and ground yourself in the present.
The weather is certainly inviting for a nice run or bike ride lately. Though social distancing is naturally formed when exercising outdoors, there are still some concerns and protocols to keep in mind.
Downtown Alliance put together this straight-forward outline entitled What Are The Rules Of Jogging During A Pandemic.
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A very special thanks to Tomahawke Capital for sponsoring my livestream workouts throughout the duration of this quarantine.
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