We’re back again, and this time we’re talking about lockdown! Now if your from the UK your probably currently under lockdown, which is essentially a state of people needing to stay at home apart from essential travel, which could include heading out for items from the supermarket, going to work (for key workers) or for your daily exercise!
I’ve been in lockdown now for 4 weeks, heading into the 5th week, and I just wanted to share with you what my plans are, and what I’m focusing on during this lockdown period in order to stay sane and to keep motivated!
For me, I have 3 real goals or priorities during lockdown
1. Spending time with my Daughter
2. Focusing on losing weight & creating a healthier lifestyle
3. Learning and absorbing more knowledge
Spending time with my Daughter
This is of course fairly self explanatory, I have an 8 month old daughter, but like many other who work, I don’t always get much time to really spend with her, playing and having fun!
With work recently, I have been trying to gain a promotion into a new area of the business and with this my hours have increased, meaning at times I have been doing 12 hour days and working 6 days per week, giving me little time to spend with my little girl.
The lockdown has really changed this, and made me see how important it is to make time with her, as she is growing so fast! We now get up together in the morning, and I give her breakfast, as well as spending my exercise time in the afternoon taking her for a 1 1/2hr walk, yeah she sleeps for most of that but it’s still great time to just see her!
Of course the walks lead into focus number 2!
Losing Weight & Creating a Healthier Lifestyle
Before the lock down, I was at my heaviest weight! Having been around 198lb at the end of 2019, I began this period at around 245lb
With more time off work, and with only 1 exercise period per day, I thought it’s a good time to really focus on that and get out and do something, I have so far used my exercise period everyday to go for a 5-6mile walk, which is great, I get out, get to enjoy some nice weather, and coinciding with point 1 I get to spend time with my daughter!
The downside of course is the 100s of blisters I have had so far 🤢
I have gone back to using MyFitnessPal, tracking calories only currently and looking at eating 2000kcal per day, this figure will be reduced as we go along the lockdown, and once out the other side I will go back to the days of doing IF IT FITS YOUR MACROS (IIFYM) as well as getting back to the gym,
It’s just great to have the time to re focus the mind, and really get motivated to start losing weight, so far I have lost just under 8lb with a goal of losing at least 14lb total!
Finally point 3! Learning!
One thing I think this time is great for is learning new things, or doing something different!
One thing I have found myself doing, is listening to more podcasts! There are so many out there especially about football index which is a big interest to me and it’s great to hear others insights on the platform and where the market is going!
Once back to work i will be looking to gain promotion to the events manager at the venue I work, and so I am currently looking for online courses or content that will help with learning about social media marketing, event planning, networking and anything that may help in this field!
Of course if anyone has any suggestions on this kind of content please do let me know, id love to hear from you guys and would appreciate being pointed in the right direction
For now, thanks again for checking out the blog, for anyone who made it this far and read through this little snippet of what’s going on in life, thanks! Much love, and stay safe ♥️