All the things people hated in their formally normal life—the walking, traveling, and working—contributed to everyone having a healthy balance of mental and physical activity. But when that routine is disrupted, when a deadly virus puts everyone’s life on hold, it’s going to have an effect. Whether you get sick or not, or someone you know gets sick, the coronavirus lockdown will find a way to affect your life.
It’s undeniable that not having to wake up early to go to work or school is a blessing in disguise, considering all this chaos going on amid the pandemic. It’s definitely not safe, even if you definitely think that it is. But, being home most of the time, only switching from your bed to your desk to the dining table and vice versa, you’ll gain back what you thought you lost forever: the extra weight. It’s normal, as being static does the same thing for everyone. For people who’ve worked hard or are working hard to lose weight, this is just plain bad luck. No more routine of morning workouts and being in proximity to all the food you want to eat? That’s a nightmare scenario.
Losing This Weight Isn’t Going to Be Easy
If you commit to losing the weight you gained, it’s not you just being lazy if you won’t be able to do it easily. Remember that working out is pretty much a non-existent activity unless you can do it in your own place. You can’t go anywhere; you can’t risk contact with people, so what do you do now? Well, there are programs that can teach you how to lose belly fat in a month or gain back muscle mass you’ve lost. There’s still quite a lot of physical activity to do, but you’ll be surprised at how many things you can adjust in your attitude that will have drastic results in your path back to physical wellness.
Even if you don’t lose all the weight you need to shed, there’s no need to stress out about it. You’re getting a vacation you’ve always wanted and a daily life you couldn’t imagine even if you had the most creative imagination. There’s more for you to do than be all up on yourself about the weight gain.
Your Body is in Rest, But Not Too Much
Your body must be thanking you a ton nowadays since you’re not stretching it to its limit every day. This feels familiar to everyone who stresses over their promotion or getting good grades. Just going by your day is enough to put us on edge if we don’t know how to balance. Now, you don’t even have to get out of your sweatpants to work, study, or even socialize. You’re getting an unexpected prolonged break that you always asked for but never got. This is the time for you to rest your mind and your body.
But, it’s important not to get too much rest. You have more time than you expected to have, so instead of just sleeping and working/studying, try some new things or get into baking like everyone else. The more time you have, then the more time you can choose what to do. Don’t worry; you’ll get all the rest you’ll need until the end of the year. By the time they solved the coronavirus puzzle, you’re going to be refreshed and ready to tackle the new normal. Just don’t make your new normal about getting the least amount of activity as it won’t help with your weight management.
Things will get worse before they get better, and it’s the same story about your weight. So, while you’re susceptible to some weight gain, find new things to do to engage your mind and body. You may be unprepared to tackle the lockdown, but you have all the time to be as ready as you can be for the new normal.