Thursday, August 20, 2020

Fitness Diary :: Gym Training During Covid-19


Covid-19 has really turned our lives topsy-turvy. Whatever we normalcy we had and were used to is now surely in the past and it seems pretty clear that life as we knew then is not what we have now.

People can view it to be for the better or for the worst. However to get through it with sanity left, I firmly believe that you have to look at these changes in a positive light, even if you are one to struggle with changes of any kind, and not let the current pandemic get you down. 

Whether we knew or wanted it or not, Covid-19 is a wake-up call. A chance to really look on your life and see what you want and need to keep, change and toss for the better, and we should not waste such an opportunity.

For various reasons, I haven't been progressing as much as I wanted for my fat loss and strength gains the past year. So during Covid-19, especially during the Circuit Breaker when we had to stay home, I made sure that I kept to my training at our home gym as diligently as I could {even doing extra cardio!!}, and ate more wholesome, home-cooked food as much as I could. 

And it has somewhat paid off. 
 

That's me lifting 80kg, 5x3 on Fri 31 Jul 2020. 

It was the first time in 4 years since I had my major back injury. Lots of stops and re-starts, lots of frustrations and pain, lots of prehab, rehab and recovery work but finally, my back injury is under control and I'm finally making consistent progress to be stronger again ( ᐛ )و

Really gotta thank my PT, Superman, for being such an attentive and supportive coach. He was more excited than me actually for hitting this weight and was the one who suggested taking this video haha. Now, to get my knees back in shape again so that I can work up on my squats again too! #stronggirls


I guess some people have the same focus on health and fitness during Covid-19 too and reached out to me to ask about having Superman as their coach. Probably helps even more that he has his own private gym as well so you don't have to worry about working out in a public gym full of strangers in a pandemic.

As always, I just provide them with his contact details and they sort out the training details themselves.

I never hardsell and no, I don't earn any commission from Superman and I pay for my sessions with him. Whatever I share about him or my training is truly my own experience and heartfelt thoughts so if it helps or inspires someone to be one step closer to being healthier or fitter - great, if not it’s just a record for my own fitness journey to remember how far I’ve come, and motivate myself to go even further.

Messages like these make me very happy though... knowing that I've made a positive impact on someone else's life does that °˖✧◝(⁰▿⁰)◜✧˖°

 

I hope to have some breakthrough on my fat loss again too. I haven't been as diligent as I should be in keeping to my daily cals, so I can't expect any good results, but I will not give up. 

Most people only see or care about the highlight reel. Your abs of steel. Your heavy lifts. Your best time. . . But behind every muscle gain, kilo lost and PB broken are hours and hours of training, failed lifts, sweat and yes, tears. It’s not easy, it’s not sexy and anybody who makes it seem that way is probably lying #realtalk.. 

You have to put in the grind before you can shine. 

Maybe it'd help more if I document it again regularly on the blog. Help me keep accountable? 

Watch this space. 

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