Weigh-in, COVID-19…Staying on Track and Mentally Well While Self-isolating

Hi all,

It’s obviously a stressful time for everyone at the moment, what with worrying about everyone’s health and things being cancelled right, left and centre. I’m depressed about not being able to experience things I was looking forward to, my anxiety levels have been going through the roof and I’ve been struggling to sleep, glued to the news and statistic websites about the virus.

I haven’t been to the gym since Sunday in an effort to minimise risk to myself and others. Gyms are now closed in the UK as of today.

Wednesday night after my last crochet class (the course had to shut a week early) I was feeling fed up with everything, and I was very tempted to grab “just a small” chocolate bar as a pick-me-up. However, I was able to talk myself out of it, luckily. We all know that “just a small” this and a “little piece” of that soon adds up and can lead to spiral back to our old eating habits.

It’s tough with gym being cancelled and perhaps not being able to buy your go-to healthy food choices, but hopefully this situation will end soon, and gaining weight is not going to make us feel better.

I still have most of the food I like and have still been able to buy a lot of tasty, healthy things, so this morning I was happy and grateful to be making myself my low-fat pancakes.

As for exercise, I am still doing my walks. Thankfully we can still access nature, which is having some breathing space from our pollution! I also have a kettlebell at home so I’ve been doing squats with those. I haven’t done a plank or deadbug since I was at the gym, so that’s my next home challenge for myself!

I weighed in on Sunday but I lost my slip. I am still 11 stone 5lbs but my body fat % has crept up to just over 38%. So not too bad, all in all.

Here is a picture from my walk yesterday. The world hasn’t ended, it’s still turning!

Hope you are all coping okay! We’ve got this!

Published by alicemowse

Writer. Occasional performer, stitcher. One book published so far, my collection of poems 'Saved by Porpoise' available on Kindle. Featured in the anthology 'Around The Mulberry Tree'

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