At first I was afraid, I was petrified
Kept thinking about how COVID could get inside …
But then I spent so many nights thinking how I was prepared
And I grew strong
And I learned how to get along …
Okay, so I prefer my lyrics, to Gloria’s right about now. And boy have I been singing this version for a while now. Especially when doing my circuits, which, by the way, my partner—who at first, had quietly sniggered at, like seeing me sitting in a straight back chair doing my bean can lifting exercises. But they’re not laughing now.
I lost weight, have gained confidence, and guess what? Now they too are self isolating at home with me, have taken to following me around the kitchen as I do circuits, singing (albeit, off-key) and chanting the let’s-get-fit mantra along with me.
Why? Because I’ve lost 28 pounds in weight and they’ve put on 5 … in only one week at home! And suddenly, it’s not so funny anymore because they’re no longer walking to and from work (an average of 15 minutes) and they realise what I’m doing just might be an answer.
Funny how we snort at what other people are doing until it dawns on us, that we too should be doing something similar. So now we’re in that age of closed down everything beyond our own four walls, including parks and the gym, what’s the next best thing?
Winging it at home. How are you winging it?
Now were did I put that Jane Fonda workout video tape from the 80s?
Stay safe out there, people.