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#1 MooGuru

Posted 02 April 2020 - 10:06 PM

How are people maintaining their fitness motivation during isolation?

#2 Quay11

Posted 02 April 2020 - 10:12 PM

PE with Joe isn't too bad :)

#3 SeaPrincess

Posted 02 April 2020 - 11:08 PM

I’m trying to keep my children active. One is doing CrossFit, was able to borrow equipment from the gym and they’re posting classes on Instagram and running in-person classes on Zoom. The younger ones are doing Les Mills classes with me. They’ve put up some more child-friendly workouts, but DS wants to do Body Combat and DD wants to do Body Balance. We’re also going for a walk most days (I walk the dog on my own every day before they wake up as well).

#4 Fi Fy Festive Fo

Posted 03 April 2020 - 06:28 AM

I am actually finding it easier now I have no time because I'm not commuting. Kids and I walk most days, I do a live stream Zumba class but Les mills online.i think the trick is to.make it routine, a new habit

#5 null

Posted 03 April 2020 - 07:03 AM

We go out at the same time each day for a family walk.

My youngest is very persistent in making me play handball with him every day which keeps me going.

I also do the free videos from Fitness Blender and Team Body Project but because it is not a routine, I am not as regular with those.

I might try PE with Joe and get the kids to join me. That way we can hopefully get each other moving regularly.

#6 Froyohoho

Posted 03 April 2020 - 07:56 AM

I'm finding that I'm more motivated as it gives me a much needed distraction.

#7 Odd-1-Out

Posted 03 April 2020 - 08:06 AM

I go out walking about 7kms each day in nature park. What motivates me is that I lost a huge amount of weight and I dont want to get fat again. We have high rainfall in my area and im a bit worried about how to exercise once the winter rains hit. My house is tiny so not enough room for gym equipment.

#8 ballogo

Posted 03 April 2020 - 08:21 AM

Led Mills online - there are some free ones and my DDs are trying them with me.

My gym instructor wrote me a modified gym program that I can do with 2x 5kg weight plates left behind by DH, 3 different resistance bands, my daughter's skipping rope, my daughter's mat, and my son's bike trainer.

The best motivation comes from a group chat in Messenger of friends from my weekly Step class. Everyone shares what they are trying at home now we don't see each other.

#9 Yippee-Ki-Yay

Posted 03 April 2020 - 09:00 AM

I found some very reliable motivation recently: I stepped on  my scales for the first time in months. After crying for a morning, it was enough to get me moving as much as I can (which isnt much) and to rethink my 'need' for comfort food.

Am having weekly (online) sessions with my physio mainly for accountability and modification of my program if I find it makes my muscles more rigid or the pain stops me from sleeping for more than one night.

Also, if I decide to binge watch something, I do my exercises between episodes.

Any time I move off my chair/couch I include a few exercises.

If I want crap food, I have nutritious food first and then when I have the less nutritious food, I satisfy the craving but also want less.

I dont have it all well in hand yet, but I feel like its working for me. I need to maximise incidental activity because dedicated time doesnt work as well for me right now and usually just causes a lot of pain.

#10 #YKG

Posted 03 April 2020 - 11:43 AM

My motivation has died, I don’t know if it’s because my work schedule is still pretty consistent and I’m leaving the house or because I don’t have to be anywhere. I don’t know.

My F45 are doing Zoom sessions 4 times a day, they have a $30 online membership where they post workouts, do live workouts etc. do I might join that and see if it gets my motivation back.

#11 wilding

Posted 03 April 2020 - 11:47 AM

I'm using swolenormousx and the swolefam for my motivation. I only have resistance bands and doing yoga. Miss the proper powerlifting side of things, but making do.

#12 Jenno

Posted 03 April 2020 - 12:00 PM

I do something each with 2 of my 3, did a 13km bike ride this morning with my youngest.

Will do a circuit with middle child soon....

#13 Crazyhouseholdof6

Posted 03 April 2020 - 06:13 PM

I do a walk each day without the kids. With us all home 24/7 I need no further motivation than an hour away from everyone 🤣

#14 Rummonkey

Posted 03 April 2020 - 06:33 PM

Yup- we’re a fairly active family anyway. Kids get themselves ready for a big bike ride every morning with the whole family (dogs go too). Come home do a workout with me for 30 mins. Then I can do a run in the arvo (yay for not having to run at insane o’clock in the dark at 5am anymore). Using a mix of gym YouTube videos and centr workouts. Am finding I am drinking more. And chocolate consumption has increased. That keeps me motivated.




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