During this unprecedented time, it’s easy to let the fear, doubt, and emotions of the situation get the best of us. Whether you recently found yourself home without a job, home with your kids while trying to maintain a job or home juggling all the things while dealing with the stress and anxiety without your usual escapes it’s easy to let our health and fitness fall to the wayside.
Maybe you used to hit the gym every morning but now your gym is closed. Perhaps you used to head out for a jog in the evenings but now it’s too dangerous to be outside around others so you’re forced to stay home.
The infamous “invisible enemy” and the novel infectious disease Coronavirus is causing the World to change the way we workout and eat.
Healthy Diets and Fitness Workouts
We’re all dealing with the side effects of this necessary quarantine, but there’s good news: you don’t have to let it be an excuse to foil all your fitness. Instead of letting this time be a setback in your journey, let’s use it as a stepping stone to the next level. Renowned women’s fitness and health experts – Fit Healthy Momma also agrees, as their CEO, Tami Smith, says, “this is a hard time for many people across the world, but it is also an opportunity to become more physically fit and healthier.”
There are so many benefits to exercise, including the fact that the endorphins released can help elevate your mood and make this time easier and more productive. In this article, we’re talking about the top ways to stay fit and healthy during this time at home.
#1: Move Your Body Everyday
So, you can’t get to the gym, you can’t take your workout to the streets, and you’re feeling despair. We get it. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to stay fit and active right from home.
There are so many fitness apps and programs available that will help you achieve, even further your fitness goals. If you’ve never worked out from home before, there’s never been a better time than now to start.
Some of the programs we love for mommas who want to get a good workout from home with limited time and equipment include Obe Fitness, Peloton, and Tone It Up. All three of these platforms allow you to choose live or on-demand workouts that can be completed with little to no equipment and from the comfort of your own home — you can even do most workouts with your kids running around with you!
#2: Get Your Water In and Limit Snacking
Now that your routine has changed, your eating and drinking habits may have changed along with it. Spending more time at home often means we’re heading to the snack cupboard more and forgetting to pick up our water bottle and drink as often as we should.
It’s possible to stay on track with your water consumption and eating habits, but you’ve got to be dedicated. Set yourself up for success by making sure you have a large water bottle filled and at the ready at all times. Also, don’t buy the snacks and treats that you know you’re going to have a hard time resisting. If they’re not there, you can’t eat them!
#3: Take a Deep Breath and Relax
With all the additional stress, anxiety, and pressure you may be feeling during this time, the last thing you want to do is put any additional unnecessary stress on yourself and your body.
Didn’t fit that workout in? So what, move on. Ate a whole sleeve of Oreos? It happens, don’t beat yourself up. Remember, self-care is all about treating your body right. We all slip up sometimes and nobody is perfect.
Instead of looking at your workout as a punishment or a “have to,” think of it as a “get to” — the time in your day that’s reserved just for you.
Above all, know that this too shall pass and who you are on the other side of this time is up to you.