Everyone has been effected by this pandemic. Gyms are closed, schools are closed, people are working from home if they are lucky. Workers who are essential to the survival of the community are still out there working. One of my jobs is at a bakery. We are there, and I try to help others where I can. This is scary and I am starting to get overloaded with all the articles and media input on this pandemic.
The one thing that helps me, is to have a workout routine and goals. It helps me relieve stress, anxiety, and gets me thinking about something else. I made a commitment to myself years ago that I would stay on this journey no matter what. I have gotten through two medical scares. One was a kidney stone, and the other was a doozy uterine cancer. I can get through this.
Do we have to change up our routine? Yup, but change is good for your body. Also it gets you thinking about what you can do at home. So while I am still working out my workout routine during this pandemic, I am going to keep doing what I can with my head held high. I done a lot of reading and people I believe it is going to take longer than 2 weeks of isolation for this thing to blow over.
What works for me does not always work for other people, but having a routine and goals helps me have something to shoot for.
Tentative Workout routine:
- Run every day that I am going to do a workout (goal is to get better at running)
- Martial Arts- Muay Thai and Kali practice 3 times a week
- Full body plyometrics, and weight lifting 2 to 3 times a week.
Monday 03/16/2020: 2 mile run, Muay Thai, and full body workout
Workout #1. 2 mile run
Workout #2. 57 minutes Full body workout. Made H do it with me too.
Love my home gym…
Workout: Do each Workout as follows
45 second, 15 seconds rest, 4 sets each exercise
- Goblet squats with a 20 lb kettle bell
- Walking lunges
- Revers leg push on bench (lay face down on the bench, with bent knees, push legs up squeeze glutes and hamstrings at top)
- Swiss ball hamstring pulls
- Swiss ball pikes
- Wall knees Muay Thai ( thank you Silvie Von Douglas)
- Wall jab, cross, uppercut, elbows Muay Thai (thank you Silvie Von Douglas)
- Leg Circles left and right
- Ball reverse crunches
I will put Silvie Von Douglas video here. This is where I got the Muay Thai wall knees and wall punches and elbows idea from.
Wednesday 03/18/2020: 1.5 hours, Run, Muay Thai
1.5 hours Workout/Muay Thai training
We went for a 1 mile run, then we worked on Muay Thai for a little over an hour.
I am so lucky that H and I train together, cause we know a great number of drills. So I feel like we can keep working Muay Thai. I have been feeling sad we have not been able to go to training. I miss Muay Thai training. We will try to keep up our training while we are socially distancing ourselves during this pandemic.
We worked the:
- boxing 20
- some kicks
- I found and worked on the fact that when I throw my crosses I turn my fist first and throw it. I only do it when I do the cross on its own. I should throw it out there and then turn it at the end. When I throw a jab, cross, I don’t turn it till the end.
I think it is important to keep up our training, and It is important for people to get exercise in. I know a lot of people are at home now without anything to do. Also you have a lot more time. I believe starting to get a workout into your daily schedule, now that you don’t have to drive anywhere if you are stuck at home would be great.
I however, want to caution, if you have not been doing a lot of exercise start slowly. Start by walking daily, or running twice a week, try some yoga there are youtube videos you can watch. You don’t want to hurt yourself right now, but get up and get some exercise in.
I took video of some of our training.
Friday 03/20/2020: 2 hours, Run, Muay Thai, and Kali
Workout #1 : 1 mile run. I listened to my trainers suggestions and ran differently today. I went for a mile run, 1 min run/ 1 min walk. My overall time was much better for the mile. One of my goals for this time is to get better at running. Woot! Thanks Khun Kru Krysta for the tips and motivation.
Hoping to get some Muay Thai and Kali training in later when H is off work.
Workout #2: 1.5 Muay Thai and Kali. I love having H here to help me work on my technique. I am not in any way an expert. But I am going to keep practicing.
Keep training and working through the pandemic. Don’t give up on your dreams during this time.
I have a video I am going to put up too.
Also I love these new pants from Gymshark.
Some of my training video
Sunday 03/22/2020: 45 minutes, Run, full body workout
I could not drag husband along this time he was tired. He was working all weekend so I understand.
Workout: 45 minutes. I did an interval run like my trainer recommended 2 min run/1 min walk for a mile.
Then I did a plyometric workout:
1 min each exercise with 15 seconds rest between doing each 3 times
( Note: I did a seated or angled chin ups and pull ups because I am not strong enough yet to do them on my own. I hope to be able to do them one day. But either way it still worked my arms really well.)
- curb toe taps
- alternating jump lunges
- 1 1/2 squats with a pump in the middle
- seated pull ups/angled
- human pull overs ( anchor your arms and using your core and lats pull your straightened legs up and to your face. Think hanging leg pikes)
- seated chin ups/angled
That was it for this last week. I got 4 days of work out in. It is not my normal schedule and it may change again.
We have to be kind to ourselves. I have to remind myself of that. I am a get up and, go go go person. If we are not going what are we doing? Wasting time? But I know that this is new our life has changed and what we are doing has changed. I am taking into consideration when H wants to go and work out. I am working around him being home all the time. So I can’t do a loud HIIT work out at home where it may disturb him.
I have goals Running, and keep up with my Muay Thai and Kali.
Its going to be weird, its going to suck, but we are going to keep moving. Thank you for reading. I hope you have a great week. Please don’t give up on your dreams. Keep going, even if you have to change things, or post pone things. Keep dreaming and keep reaching. Stay safe, and all the love goes out to you.
Note: while I am running I am keeping social distancing. I just don’t get to near anyone and I don’t stop to talk to anyone. I just wave hi and continue on.