Goodness me, what a time to be alive!
I think it’s important to find a bit of a counter to the, understandable, stress and anxiety we are all feeling.
Having a purpose in life – i.e. having a good reason to get up in the morning – is associated with all sorts of positive health outcomes. But since our normal lives have been restricted, it’s quite possible that your ability to fulfil your purpose has been restricted too. This can leave us feeling lost as well as stressed and anxious about the future.
Let’s face it. When are you going to have more time than you have right now?Everything is closed, there’s not much to do away from home, so – perhaps now could be the perfect moment to do the thing you’ve never had the time for.
Cast your mind back and try to remember how many times over the last year (or more) you’ve thought of something you would like to do, or something you should do, if you had more time.
Since fitness and nutrition are what I do, let’s stay in this world – but of course, as long as you’re actually able to do the thing you’ve been trying to find the time to do, there is no need for this to be fitness or nutrition based. Maybe it’s time to learn how to play the guitar, or to take awesome nature photos!
It beats waiting for time to pass while binge-watching every Netflix series ever made, while making your way through the five packets of biscuits and the three bottles of gin you stocked up with AND has the benefit of giving you a reason to get up in the morning.
Of course, you’re probably not feeling like joining the gym right now, but that doesn’t mean you can’t work on your fitness.
Start where you are. Take yourself out for a walk every morning and gradually build up the time you’re out for – or the difficulty of the routes you take. You might find a new passion.
Or, find some bodyweight workouts to do. If you’ve been doing the same workouts in the gym for months it will do your body good to have a change. If you haven’t found time for structured exercise before, now is an easier time to get a routine going.
Perhaps you could finally get around to fixing the tightness in your arms which is contributing to your tennis elbow.
Likewise, the lack of tinned tomatoes for sale doesn’t mean you can’t make improvements to your nutrition.
You might not have your cupboard fully stocked, but there are ways to tweak (almost!) whatever you do have in, in order to help get the scales moving in the right direction.
This all said, even with all the time in the world, it can be really hard to know where to begin, and that can make the whole idea feel very daunting.
I am good at helping you work out where your biggest efforts should be placedin order to get the biggest results.
Let’s chat about the completely tailor made online-only Personal Training I offer, and we can look at how we can change your relationship with food and exerciseover the next four weeks.
We’ll speak via Facetime, Skype or Zoom once a week for four weeks.
Starting with where you are right now, we’ll talk through what will be the most effective changes to your diet and how to put them into place.
We’ll talk about circadian rhythm and improving your sleep quality.
We’ll discuss exercise plans and I’ll record you workout videos to use.
Then, we’ll progress things gradually as we go through the month.
I’ll be on hand between appointments to answer any questions you have and to give you as much support as you need on your journey.
This will be a complete personal training service, but based entirely online, and at a fraction of the cost of working with me face-to-face.
Let’s use this time together productively, and change your relationship with food and exercise forever.