Come on, I know that at least some of you have been thinking about it so I’m going to talk about it – I know I have. For 3 and a half weeks before this all kicked off I was working with a personal trainer, going to the gym 1-2 times a week and I’d cut down what I was eating. I’d managed to lose a good chunk of weight and was seeing results.
The we went into lockdown – which just seems to be the story of everything at the moment, right? First I couldn’t get my protein, then the gym shut and then, honestly, I didn’t have the motivation or the mental energy to think about it.
I’ve seen a lot of people loving Joe Wicks workouts, setting themselves goals and getting fit. I’m really pleased it’s working for them but, mentally that isn’t me right now. Will I put the weight back on that I lost? Probably. I can’t help but think though in the grand scheme of things – does it matter?
Of course I want to look good for my wedding but it’s 9 months away, adding another thing in my life to get stressed about isn’t going to help me right now and it probably isn’t going to help you either.
If you’re struggling with motivation it’s ok! If you’re off your normal healthier eating plan, that’s ok too. These times aren’t normal and we all need to do what we need to do to get through. On the flip side if working out and trying to stay as normal as possible helps – that’s cool too!
Basically now is the time to be kind to yourself and your mind. If that includes eating the contents of your kitchen that’s fine. We will have time after this to hit the gym and (hopefully) get out in some sunshine.
Also, balls to being ‘summer ready’ – I’d much rather have a bigger arse and a healthier mind when I get out of this then be down 2 dress sizes.
2 thoughts on “Livin’ The Vida Lockdown: Day Nine – Gaining Weight During Lockdown”
It’s so good to know you’re being kind to yourself. I like to set tiny goals that I cannot fail at. Then I can sneakily increase them, or not. All-or-nothing has its limitations and extreme conditions don’t help us one bit. Stay well: that’s a big job in itself.
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Thanks Rachel, stay well!
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