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  • Tattoomama4440Tattoomama4440 Posts: 24Member Member Posts: 24Member Member
    What’s nice is there are a lot of work out videos on the internet. I plan on trying different kinds like yoga and any type of dance preferably. Has anyone found one that has a beginner level but is challenging? We have been walking too. Trying to get the kids out of the house so we might be looking into some hikes. Still have snow in some spots so that’s something we have to be cautious of. I’m always up to ideas on what to do with the kids to keep them active. They are teenagers and would rather be on their phones or gaming systems.
  • sweetbe44sweetbe44 Posts: 195Member, Premium Member Posts: 195Member, Premium Member
    I’ve been working from home and sticking to my usual routine as if going to work so my eating habits haven’t changed. I miss going to the gym though and just can’t seem to get motivated to workout at home. Also not sleeping very well. I think I need to stop watching the news before bed.
  • cwolfman13cwolfman13 Posts: 37,849Member Member Posts: 37,849Member Member
    Most of my exercise is outdoors...road cycling, mountain biking, hiking, walking, etc. My gym closing hasn't had any kind of profound effect on me as I only use it for weight training and spin (winter only really). I actually have more time to get in my rides and whatnot since I don't have a 2 hour daily commute at the moment. Spring is also in full swing here so getting outside is really nice...high of 70* today.
  • estherdragonbatestherdragonbat Posts: 5,268Member Member Posts: 5,268Member Member
    We've cancelled plans to go away for Passover. My parents (whom we usually spend the holiday with) are in their mid-70s and Dad's been T2D. It's in remission now, but I'm not sure if COVID cares.

    First time ever doing it at home. We've just ordered pots and pans and I'm trying to figure out what we'll need to buy. Cancelled pet-sitter.
  • RelCanonicalRelCanonical Posts: 3,538Member Member Posts: 3,538Member Member
    cwolfman13 wrote: »
    Most of my exercise is outdoors...road cycling, mountain biking, hiking, walking, etc. My gym closing hasn't had any kind of profound effect on me as I only use it for weight training and spin (winter only really). I actually have more time to get in my rides and whatnot since I don't have a 2 hour daily commute at the moment. Spring is also in full swing here so getting outside is really nice...high of 70* today.

    Man, I'm not sure what I would have done if this had happened in the midst of winter...picked up snowshoes, probably. I'm bicycling in 40F weather because I'd go stir-crazy otherwise, and I'm usually not even an outdoorsy person.
  • cwolfman13cwolfman13 Posts: 37,849Member Member Posts: 37,849Member Member
    Kupla71 wrote: »
    I’m self isolating. I’m not allowed to leave my apartment at all. I miss not being able to go out for a walk. I have a balcony which I’m very grateful for and a cat who keeps me company. Doing some boredom eating. Getting very little exercise. My plan is to clean my entire apartment. I’ll need to put on some good music for that to happen! I have been emailing friends and family a lot more than usual. It keeps my spirits up. Stay safe everyone 😊

    Are you positive?
  • jugarjugar Posts: 3,201Member Member Posts: 3,201Member Member
    Maybe a team will help. We are in physical isolation, true - but it does not have to be social isolation. A team can help with accountability, is full of ideas, a great place to rant, and if you stick with it, you'll have friends who support you all the way. Give it a try - @Terytha is one of our coolest members. There are more!

    Fat2Fit teams invite you to join for April. It starts on Sunday March 29 (because we always start on a Sunday!), but you can dive right in now. Sign up at
    https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10789583/april-registration#latest

    If you just want to see what the group is like and check out all its various teams and what it's all about:
    https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/group/114605-fat-2-fit-weight-loss-challenge-and-support-group
  • lightningbolt9lightningbolt9 Posts: 50Member Member Posts: 50Member Member
    I'm still working at my (small) office voluntarily, though I've been told I can work from home if I want. I just know my productivity levels are going to crater if I do. My technology has been misbehaving a bit, too. And I work in finance--the days have been considerably more hectic with client calls and processing times, so I need all the focus I can muster.

    The other impacts COVID-19 has had on my life have been inconveniences more than anything: limited options at supermarkets, cancelled events/shows, and restrictions on use of public facilities, like parks. My mom and my "second mom" (practically raised me) are both immunocompromised and self-isolating, though, so I'm watchful. I'm not really feeling stressed, but my overeating behavior lately is indicating that I actually am stressed.

    Health and safety to you all!
  • its_cleoits_cleo Posts: 450Member Member Posts: 450Member Member
    Hey @Kupla71 Im Canadian too. How many days have you done? I haven't travelled, but I'm trying to stay home as much as possible. Ive been trying to do some youtube videos but it's a challenge.

    I'm in Toronto. Feel free to Dm me or friend me if you want.

    All the best- we will get through this. I feel pretty proud of how Canada is handling it
  • cgjerde1cgjerde1 Posts: 14Member Member Posts: 14Member Member
    I am a special ed. teacher doing distance learning lessons. Being at home, no schedule/routine, school on spring break this week, and a lot of junk food around = low motivation. Thank you for sharing your stories
    My lead staff expects a schedule with office hours from us....so I'm looking positive that will help me move things forward.
  • josephinebowmanjosephinebowman Posts: 354Member Member Posts: 354Member Member
    We've stopped going and looking/window shopping, etc. I go alone to grocery, all events in our lives are closed/delayed and I am thinking it has to be at least the month of April, too. I've read a lot of stuff online--trying to be cautious about taking anything to heart but everything makes me think I'VE GOT IT. As far as I know, our county/city has one case. I have been walking outside and messing about the yard but this morning I awoke coughing, have headache and am a bit achy in joints. Our bishop has arranged sacrament for me tomorrow but if I am not totally better, I will cancel my appointment. My son does not at all understand what I have told him about going out, playing/being with neighbors, or GOING FISHING. But my weight seems to be every so slightly creeping mostly downward.
  • CynthiaMargiottaCynthiaMargiotta Posts: 15Member Member Posts: 15Member Member
    Looking for things to do to keep hands busy? Check out in Maintenance Self Isolation = boredom eating
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