21 Days of Covid Life Lessons: Day 5 – Exercise

How late I woke up today is exactly the same as how dragging I can be when it comes to exercise. I have always dreaded the thought of working and hustling, of inflicting pain to my body and doing something which I consider forced.

But somehow, our body works with nature. At some point in our lives, it tells us that something is wrong, that it has changed over time and over some harmful lifestyle. It tells us to move, to hustle, to be deliberate and to do it consistently. Our legs are designed to move; when we sit the the whole day, it does not only harm our legs but also hurt our back. When nature is not followed, it can hurt and it can destroy really bad.

With this Stay at Home season, running outside is not a feasible solution. I realize that if I will allow worries to swallow me, lying on bed is a collective habit for a cardiac arrest. If I will sit the entire day, I am banking on stagnant muscles and unhealthy fats, which will eventually kill me, instead of save me. I might not die from Covid-19 but I might die from being obese.

Therefore, one hour of my day is dedicated to my simple, beginner workout. The start is hard but the body follows and it gets used to it through the days. It hurts because it signals that something has to be destroyed, that excess skin has to be cut off. It pains because it tells how lazy I had been and how much storage I had been creating over the past years.

This is one of the videos that I follow. It is easy but sweats like anything!

Others mini-workouts I do to move my body:

  • Cleaning the house
  • Cleaning and scrubbing the washroom
  • Cleaning the closet
  • Re-arranging the furniture
  • Walking to the kitchen from room and vice versa (without eating)
  • Drinking hot or normal-temp water every hour
  • Drinking hot lemon and ginger water every morning
  • Sleeping for 8 hours (Yes, it does do magic)
  • Standing 30 minutes before and after eating
  • Eating the right amount without getting full

What is your workout routine from home? Do share in the comments section below.

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