The COVID-19 outbreak disrupted everyone’s lives and not for the better.
In early June I spoke with my personal stylist who told me: “You’re not a typical New Yorker.”
She had asked me how I was holding up and I told her that since June of last year I was exercising at home. So that I wasn’t affected when the gym shut down in March.
We need to be kinder and gentler toward ourselves in this time when the pandemic has not yet been eradicated.
I wasn’t so happy with my fitness progress which I felt was scattered and inconsistent since the outbreak started.
Until. I viewed the calendar sheets and tallied up my workout schedule from February through the end of July this year 2020.
Folks: 6 months have gone by. Half the year is over. We’ve spent 6 months in the throes of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Diving into the calendars I computed that since February 1, 2020 through August 2, 2020 I exercised as follows:
2x per week for 14 weeks.
1x per week for 9 weeks.
0x per week for 3 weeks.
On the monthly calendar sheets I write on the day I exercise “UB” for the Upper Body and “LB” for the Lower Body routine.
I recommend using a calendar to track your progress along with keeping a hardbound fitness journal. I inserted my calendar sheets into an orange fitness binder. I stopped writing in a fitness journal.
Luckily I’m able to text my personal trainer to get encouragement for my efforts while the pandemic is in effect.
As you can see from what I learned I have been exercising fairly consistently. Not in an ideal way–I’ve had to recycle workout sheets I used before and do them again.
Yet in light of this challenge I think: you did good kid.
In the next blog entry I’ll talk about the myth of exercising 5 days a week for an hour each session.