Lockdown Weight Loss Battle!

Hi everyone, sorry it’s been a while.

I’ve been struggling a lot with my weight loss battle during the lockdown. It’s been hard for me to motivate myself to work out at/from home. I’ve still been going for walks several times a week, but I don’t really enjoy running outside in my local area. My eating has also gone downhill a little. My birthday was last week and I indulged bigtime. Oops. I haven’t stepped on a scale as I don’t own one and I don’t wish to. I don’t want to fall into the trap of obsessively checking the scale every day. However, judging from the fit of my clothes and how my wobbly bits feel, I think I have probably gained up to a stone (14lbs to my American friends), which isn’t great.

The trouble is, it is probably going to be a while before gyms open again. The coronavirus crisis is unfortunately going to be with us for long time, and it’s just not safe for gyms to operate at the moment. It is a must to adjust. So, with that being said, I have started running outside, just a little bit. I have begun incorporating 1-2 minute runs in my walking. I am also doing planks and deadbugs and squats with my kettlebell. Next I need to add in some lunges and press-ups. I was doing so well with those before the lockdown!

As for eating, I have got into the habit of eating ice cream every night. My friend who is self-isolating with me, keeps ordering it from a local farm. It’s lovely but I don’t need to eat it every night. So I have told him not to order any more.

Here are a couple of obligatory pics!

A planner/journal to keep me on track with all my goals, not just weight loss, during the chaos. I love this one.

From one of my walks. A reminder that life goes on regardless!

How are you all doing? Is anyone else struggling? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments.

Stay safe and stay well!

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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