Fitness in the
Time of Covid
Fitness in the Time of Covid
The phrase “quarantine 15” has been thrown around recently and we don’t like it! Chrissy wrote our first Mommy Diaries installment, Fitness in the Time of Covid. Drop the cookie and read on!
This quarantine handed me many unexpected challenges, but there was one I took on willingly; a 30-day exercise challenge. I couldn't imagine a better time to carve out a few minutes for fitness, especially since everyday feels like 60 hours with no place to go!
Many people jumped on this bandwagon, so I joined four of my girlfriends and we took turns sending workout routines every night for the following day. Once completed, we wrote "done" to the group. If you didn't reply "done" you were ridiculed by the rest of the squad. Seemed like the perfect recipe for success.
Although I had seen my children cooperatively exercise with my husband, they didn’t factor into my fantasy world of fitness. I didn’t account for them constantly getting under my feet as I did burpees, screaming “mom” a thousand times as I huffed and puffed through squat lunges, sitting on my back as I did planks.
Maybe including them in my daily exercise routine would be a good idea! Nope. Maybe setting them up with a fun activity for a few minutes would help! Nope. Bribing with treats? Occasionally yes, but not without consequence!
The silver lining to all of this is my core is getting much stronger with all that extra plank weight! Just another interesting challenge for the quarantine memory book. Having funny pictures that capture the uniqueness of this moment is one of the many reasons I’m in love with photography.
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