All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
- J.R.R. Tolkien
When I started my training log in the old Hive, it was April 2020 and the pandemic was just beginning. I hoped the Hive would help me stay accountable in my goal of remaining active during lockdown. My initial goals were to:
- Do some type of exercise outside every day for at least 10 minutes (I didn’t want to get too stir-crazy by staying inside for days on end).
- Incorporate more strength training into my routine using Darebee programs (I didn’t have access to a gym or fitness classes during lockdown, and I wanted to establish a routine of working out at home so I wouldn’t need to rely on a gym or classes post-lockdown).
This summer I started running again, and I’m now consistently running 2-3 times a week. I’ve also started doing the Hybrid Calisthenics program, and am enjoying that (plus, since it is only two exercises per day, it is hard to justify skipping it even on my busiest days). I would like to incorporate some additional Darebee workouts or programs into my regular routine, but my biggest struggle right now is finding time during the day. With the exception of my morning walk/run, I almost always end up working out right before bed, which isn’t ideal because I’m tired and just want to go to sleep!
So, my current goal is to experiment with incorporating more exercise throughout my day, or at least earlier in the evening. Since I work from home, I have some flexibility to pause and take short workout breaks during the day but, so far, I haven’t been very successful in actually making that happen. I have, however, started spending at least a portion of my workday sitting on the floor with my laptop on a low table, which seems to be improving my general mobility and flexibility.
Sometimes it feels like I’m wandering through this fitness/health/life journey without making much progress, but I know that as long as I keep going, I’ll never be completely lost. I would never have been able to accomplish what I have these past two and a half years without all the support I’ve received from everyone in the Hive. Here’s to new beginnings in a new Hive!