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  1. Poorwa Vishwakarma says

    My siblings are a lot into exercise but unfortunately I’m not. I always want to do it but I’m already a few kilograms underweight and a little bit skinny too. And I can’t even eat much (doesn’t matter how much my Mom tries 😅). I hope I’ll get motivated to exercise somehow 🙂

  2. Shayla says

    This was a really good read! Exercise is so important and even I, freak out if I take a few days off to recover. During the past year, I’ve been working out 5 times a week and I’ve never felt better! If I don’t exercise one morning I’m more likely to be unproductive that day, I need those endorphins!!

  3. missybeelondon says

    Being in many lockdowns made me very lazy and the weight I was gaining 👀👀. My moods are up and down. I am a introvert but miss social gatherings and events to network and job prospects opportunities. I see in your apple stats pictures, when you was more active during the day, you slept better. Have you tried any online fitness classes?

    • Shelly DS says

      Lol I’m surprised you’re missing social gatherings as an introvert… but I suppose being locked up isn’t that much fun. I’ve tried downloading an app that has workout plans and meal plans but I haven’t used it at all. I prefer to make my own workouts based on my goals. That’s what I’ve started doing as of this week

  4. beth says

    I’m a loyal daily walker, but I find myself staying in during these polar freeze days and not sleeping or eating as well. I need to get back in the routine

  5. Rachel Duerden says

    I carried on running (still run) and went to the gym when it was opened. My partner trains me at home. I can’t stop my exercising because I feel sluggish and my body aches.!

  6. AP2 says

    Completely agree we need exercise to not only survive but thrive. It’s so important for our mental well being. Meditation, journalling and exercise are my 3 non negotiable parts of my morning routine (even if I only manage 5 mins of each). Thanks Shelly. Glad to hear you’re back at it! 🙏

  7. Michelle (Boomer Eco Crusader) says

    I have continued to work out at home during the pandemic. Last summer, I stepped it up and committed to an 8-week challenge that really kicked my butt. I finally lost the 10 pounds I’ve been working on for years. I’ve probably gained some of it back but, like you, I’m not a big fan of the scale.

    Most days, I work out between 30-50 minutes depending how much time I have. When I get lazy and stop, I really notice it.

  8. Patty Gordon says

    Working out has always been work for me. I’m one of those people that to maintain my weight I have to be working out 10-20 hours a week! It stinks. Right now I’m trying to get back to being more consistent with it before I up my program. Last week I got a huge blister on my foot but once it heals I’m back at it full blast.

    • Shelly DS says

      Ouch! You can start small, it doesn’t always have to be a Big Bang. You can start with something less intense and build your way up~ just adjust your diet accordingly 😉

  9. victoriarose002 says

    The nature of my workouts has certainly changed as I am obviously not able to go to the gym, or swimming etc. This way they have definitely become much shorter, and probably less intense. However from your story, I feel that although exercise is usually important for our physical and mental health, I feel that isn’t perfect for us when it becomes almost addictive.

  10. Nehal Jain says

    Omg, I never knew that exercise could have SUCH a big impact!
    For me, in this pandemic, my legs hurt occasionally and I realized it was due to lack of movement. So I started to do son exercises and yoga and at first the pain was barely minimized. But over time, it reduced a lot and I realized it was all due to exercises. I still feel a little grumpy when think of doing exercises but I know it’s for the best, and it does help me a lot. I guess it did even help with my sleep, and flexibility.

    I stopped doing any exercises when winters came (too lazy) and now i am trying to get back on track 😁.

    Amazing post! I am in love with your blogs now!!!

    • Shelly DS says

      Aww thanks hun! I appreciate your kind words. I’m glad you’ve decided to get back into it~ it’s so hard to stay consistent when it’s cold, we can’t go outside, we’re not in the mood, etc. But like you said, you felt the difference in your legs, so do it for your health and sanity!

  11. Inspire To Nourish says

    I got Covid last April, ended up in hospital. The recovery has been so hard I completely lost all my fitness, I am trying to slowly build it back up, but can’t do too much or I end up back in bed exhausted. Not being able to exercise has such a big impact on everything.

  12. Bolaji Gelax says

    Well, I have never worked out before but the lockdown changed my tummy from flat to round. I’ve still not fully recovered 🤦🏻‍♀️

    But wait, you exercised consistently for a decade? Wow! 👏


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