You have more time to exercise right now. But you also have more stress and temptation. You have more time to ruminate, procrastinate, and binge Schitt’s Creek on Netflix.
As a society, we have more freedom of time than ever, but freedom without purposeful action becomes procrastination. Procrastination becomes ambivalence, and ambivalence is prison.
My advice to you right now is to set your intentions and take a starting measurement.
- “I want to come out of COVID-19 with better-defined arms and be able to run a 5k without stopping to walk, regardless of the pace.”
- Take a before photo in your bathroom mirror. Set the clothes you wore aside, put a note on the mirror with the date, one month from now, and write the words “AFTER-SHOOT underneath it.”
- Go out for a run in the sunlight. How long did you make it before you stopped to walk? Note that. Now, your training is to run just a little further without stopping each time. Repeat that 3-5x /week until you make it to 3.1mi
You have your intentions clarified, a measure to track progress, and a reminder on your mirror, no extra stresses to add to your plate.
It’s the intention, a reminder through measurement, and your desire to turn the lurking and potential prison into freedom. If you want me to help you do this. Go here, and book a no-sweat intro. You can also just reply back to me in this email.