We are checking in again to let you know that we are fine and to see if you are too? Please let us know how you are and what you are doing during this time to stay sane and healthy.
For me, cooking and exercise have been the two main things that get me through the day with a positive attitude.
Exercise has always been one of my top tools for physical and mental wellbeing. It just makes me feel so much better in every way. Even when I travel, part of planning my trip is where/how I can get a couple of classes in while I am away.
One of my all-time favorite quotes is “Exercise is a celebration of what your body can do and not a punishment for what you have eaten.” Let’s face it though, in these days of “Corona Cooking” exercise is also helpful in not needing to buy a new wardrobe when it’s time to put on real clothes again.
I mostly workout in my basement, taking classes on zoom from various instructors to support the local studios and stay connected to the people with whom I usually work out. These zoom classes have also given me the opportunity to take a weekly class with one teacher from NYC with whom I ordinarily would not get to work. So that’s been a silver lining for me.
One of the classes I take locally I can now take twice a week. It requires a slightly higher ceiling than we have in our basement so our living room now doubles as my cardiolates studio. Cardiolates is a cardio class on a rebounder that is based in Pilates and incorporates some of the exercises and the principals. It’s really fun, great for your health, and leaves me in a very good mood.
Have you been getting enough exercise? If you want some links for excellent classes I am happy to share the classes that I’ve been taking with you. I like a class with specific instruction on how to properly perform an exercise, leaves me feeling good, focuses on alignment, and teaches me how to care of my body. If this sounds interesting to you, I am happy to share some links.