Gyms in Oregon have been closed due to COVID-19 restrictions since sometime in November. This has been disappointing because for years, I’ve been in the habit of going to the gym to exercise first thing every morning. It’s a nice way to start my mornings and stets a positive tone for the rest of the day.
Unfortunately, I hadn’t found a substitute for my morning gym routine, other than walking a few times a day. However, with all the emotionally heavy events that occurred in the US in December and January, I knew that I had to come up with a solution.
Since I don’t have a bunch of weights and exercise equipment at home, I started looking for options that use your body weight as resistance. Fortunately, there are plenty of possibilities, so I created an exercise plan and, starting this week, have been back in the habit of exercising first thing in the morning! I’ve enjoyed being back in the habit, and know it will be a good alternative until the gyms finally reopen.
Although it took me long enough, I’m thankful I finally caused something to happen to get me back in an exercise routine, instead of sitting around waiting for someone ese to decide it’s time to reopen the gyms in Oregon.
If there’s something you want or need, don’t sit and wait for someone else to make it happen for you. Decide what action YOU need to take to bring it about, and then take that action!
Why should we wait on someone else’s timeline when we can decide to create our own?