Good morning. How’s your heart today? Your head? Just when I think I’ve absorbed what life is right now, things change again or I read something that sends me back down the rabbit hole. I think I am going to have to start setting a boundary of only reading the news once a day to get up to speed and then leaving it alone. I think it’s smart to be informed but not necessary to spend all day consuming news, you know?
Yesterday, the county announced a mandate that all gyms and fitness studios close for a minimum of four weeks. While I understand the reasoning behind the decision, it’s a tough one to take in. When I don’t teach, I don’t get paid. Same goes for my fellow Charlotte fitness instructors and countless others across the country. And many of the studios that we work for are already operating under extremely tight margins so we’re hoping we have jobs to go back to on the other side of this.
Studios and instructors are all scrambling to pivot. The studios that I work for are offering daily live stream classes. Personally, I am in the process of setting up live stream and private YouTube videos with HIIT, strength and yoga classes. I plan to share details on how you can sweat and flow with me no later than tomorrow. The ironic thing about this is that I already had a huge project in the works around sharing workouts and yoga with you online but of course that isn’t set to launch until early to mid summer. I can’t wait to tell you all about it very soon!
I loved this post from a studio that I work for, VIBE5 Yoga and Fitness.
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We’re not going to pretend this doesn’t look and feel scary, but really….this is a beginning. ✨ This is the begining of an opportunity. To switch off auto pilot and make your own schedule. To connect in a different way and create space for new things. ✨ Teach your kids how to play gin rummy, bake brownies & how to change the oil in the car. ✨ Read that classic you never had the time for, start planning the garden, didn’t you always want to learn to make Coq au vin?… ✨ We’re all going to learn how to feel again. Right now, the feeling is panic, and we’ve all just got to get through that part. But in the next few days, after we’ve cried a little (okay a lot) and we’ve let ourselves break open the wine before 6pm (okay 4pm), we’re gong to decide to be calm and grateful. Grateful for this opportunity. ✨ Stay tuned here to learn how to log into our live stream to workout and practice with your favorite teachers. ✨ Tribe, you are loved. We will see you and the bradford pears, the dogwoods and the tulips soon. It’s just around the corner. ?
I am working hard every day to see the positives in these current times, even with so many uncertainties.
On the home front…
Finn hit 22 months yesterday! He’s now officially two months away from two.
He’s a busy little bee but so sweet, affectionate and easygoing.
Here’s Finn playing car while I cleaned the inside of my car from top to bottom. He got in the drivers side and straight up waved to me and said “bye bye.” Not sure where he was planning to go but it was so funny.
I took the dogs to get groomed at The Dog Salon earlier this week. If we’re all going to be stuck inside together for the unforeseeable future, I needed them to be fresh and clean. 🙂 I am also trying to support local small businesses as much as I can. It was an easy drop off and pick up with minimal contact.
MY GIRL! <3 Update on Benji + Zoey: they are now inseparable and spend much of the day playing or just laying together.
Update on Benji: all of you who told me his true colors would show after about two weeks were spot on. He’s a huge goofball, super playful and definitely gets the puppy crazies sometimes. He’s also sweet as can be, eager to please and extremely good-natured. I lucked out with this one. The photo above was taken last night at 11p. I was like, “buddy…not time to play ball.”
I am off to teach my first livestream class for Charlotte Yoga. As I work to plan classes for you guys, I’d love to hear if you’d rather have lives stream or pre-recorded watch on demand classes. Also open to your preferences on class formats and times!
Have a good day.
Have you set boundaries on news consumption?
Are you working out at home? On your own or online or livestream classes? What equipment do you have for at-home workouts?