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Adapt & Overcome -- Be Resilient!
The past two weeks has not been an easy transition for any of us. We’re all in the same boat and if you guys are anything like me, the gym is your mental sanity and your stress relief. Don’t let that waiver in this time of Corona-Tine. Stay headstrong and be sure to get that workout in. No matter what you do, SOMETHING will ALWAYS be better than nothing. If you can’t commit to taking a full Zoom class, do the first part, the last part, or do it in segments over the course of the day. Mental toughness is a muscle like any other. The more you exercise it, the stronger it gets. You let it win once, twice, three times… it’ll keep winning. Don’t fall for that mental trap.
You guys are gym dwellers. You come to the gym for many reasons. You love the community, you get to see your friends, you use it as social hour, you don’t have to plan your own workout, the coach tells you what to do and when to do it and it’s where you find your motivation… the list goes on! But now, all of that has flipped. Fir the time being, you are now home-gym dwellers. You cannot gain your motivation on that car ride in, and your social hour is now over Zoom, where you get to see your friends. The coach, luckily, still tells you what to do and when to do it, so that piece is easy. But you still need to convince yourself to get up, get dressed, head to the “new gym” - the basement, garage, foyer, mudroom, sun porch or playroom – and do the darn thing!
After two weeks now, hopefully you’ve found that spot in your house. Try to use that spot for fitness and only fitness. Try to associate fitness with the _____ room. When you go there, you’re ready to work. Just like when you come to Resilience, you’re ready to work. If you workout in the living room, but also watch TV there, nap there, and work there, you won’t associate positive good energy with that space. Try to utilize that space for fitness only and see if it becomes easier to motivate yourself once you walk in your “new gym.”
The goal in the coming weeks is to continue to move our bodies daily. Keeping our bodies moving will help keep our mental sanity and clarity. Movement is medicine and I think that is more true now than ever - both physically and mentally. The good thing is, we will be back in the gym before you know it. But, in the meantime, there is plenty to do at home to keep us active. And, I bet your bodies, although sore, are feeling better. It’s always nice to take a little hiatus from the daily grind and switch gears a bit. We’ll get back to the usual routine sooner than you know.
Be Resilient and rise above. If you need help with the motivation side of things – reach out to a coach. We are happy to text you 15 minutes before class, email you, call you, pester you - whatever it takes! We want you guys moving as it’ll keep you healthy and sane. If you need help finding balance in your new routine or just need to chat, we’re here for you. Go forth! Adapt and overcome, folks. Do what you need to do. Get that fitness in!