Day 1 Updates
So one of the first headlines I see as soon as I turn on the news was “This week, it’s going to get bad” which is fairly sobering of a statement. With a third of the American population already ordered to stay home and Spain extending their national quarantine until April 14th, I was under the assumption this was already BAD! This is the stuff that is driving many of us a little crazy. The facts are that we currently have over 34,000 cases nationwide and over 400 deaths. I mention this only to begin documenting this information as I continue to work on this blog.
Other updates from my personal life are a bit more promising. Even though I have not received my test results yet both my uncles feel a little better. Their fevers are on and off, but they are doing well. This is very relieving!
My 4 year old daughter had her first break down the other day about this virus and the isolation though. She isn’t understanding why she can’t see her friends or family, especially her father and grandparents! Her mother was able to explain this to her decently, but now she is even retreating when we FaceTime. She is having almost an automatic defense mechanism where if she can’t see people in person she doesn’t want to be reminded of what she is missing. This is SO DIFFICULT for me, but I understand what she is trying to do. Even as a child we know how to deal with things to avoid pain.
As for the schedule I am trying to set myself up with, I missed my mark a bit this morning. I woke up late (about an hour and a half) and am adjusting. I am going to finish this post and do my stretching, and start my work for the day about an hour late. I was able to make up time by having a light breakfast (few yogurts with sunflower seeds) and reducing the time I spend on the news this morning. I need to maintain some semblance of a schedule even with the loss of 1.5 hours.
As for my workouts for today I am going to give myself little breaks throughout my day to lift a little. A friend of mine was able to drop off a barbell and 4-45 lbs plates so I can do a little bit of lifting. I will deadlift through this quarantine dammit! If you do not have any equipment I have put a 4 movement leg workout below. It is simple but see how many reps you can put out throughout today. Even if you just take 15 minutes each hour to do this quick workout it will help keep the blood flowing and help you feel more active throughout your day.
I am hoping my future posts will be a bit more insightful and helpful, but todays post is to keep my commitment and get this out there! I will update this post throughout the day. Stay home and stay safe! Time to work.
***Body Weight Leg Workout***
As many rounds as you can in 30 minutes
-15 body weight squats
-15 jump squats
-15 jump lunges