Ah, week 4 of self isolation. How is everyone holding up? I am at the point where I would do just about anything to be able to go freely mill around Target and Old Navy with my mom. I have run out of things to organize and DIY projects, and I have listened to a probably obscene number of podcasts. I have been a runner for around 5 years, but I have been soaking up my morning runs even more than usual lately.
I for one, love running. I know, the ultimate unpopular opinion. But I don't see running as this chore, or some sort of self-punishment for eating poorly- which is what I think a lot of people think of running as. For me, it is 45 minutes to an hour a day when I can get some fresh air, enjoy a podcast undisturbed, and watch the flowers blooming from day to day. Especially now, it is a chance to get out of the house and get some vitamin C. I am a perpetually busy person; I feel the best when I am always doing something. Leaving the house is incredibly important for me and my mental health, so my morning runs have truly become such a treat.
Doing something for myself in the morning is just a good way to start your day off on the right foot. If you are not a runner, don't like running outside, or are looking for a shorter workout- may I introduce you to Sarah's Day on Youtube. If sunshine were a person, it would be her. She posts the best 15 minute workouts. I didn't know I could get that sweaty in 15 minutes! So, I wanted to share her playlists of at-home workouts. They don't require any equipment, just a little clean spot on your floor & you're ready to go! She has everything from cardio to abs to pilates to even at-home boxing. And again, Sarah is sunshine and makes it fun. I have done a couple with my mom which has been super fun! A new active set doesn't hurt either if you are looking for some motivation, you can shop mine from Fabletics here!
What have you been doing to stay sane? Let me know, I need more ideas!
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