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  • Writer's pictureAaron Idelson

How I Actually Got Fit During Quarantine

Two weeks ago I posted a video on my YouTube channel talking about how I changed my body while stuck at home during quarantine -- check it out below.

The four main things I talked about in the video were:

  1. Changing your mindset. Changing what I was focused on really allowed me to see results.

  2. Liquids. Controlling liquids is huge. Water, Tea, Coffee. No soda, no alcohol.

  3. Diet. Unprocessed, and trying to cut out added sugar. Cooking for myself has really helped in this.

  4. Exercise. Honestly the least important thing, I think. Don't get me wrong, it's important to be active, but I think I could have been doing ANYTHING active and seen results. I haven't been using any equipment, but still have seen huge results.

  5. Being gentle with yourself. Be patient. Enjoy the process.

However, after I posted this, I totally blew my momentum. In response to everything going on in the world, I found myself focusing less on my body and what I was putting in it, and getting wrapped up in the news cycle, protests, and social media realm.

I went from working out every day, to maybe once a week. I allowed myself to slip back into drinking most nights (even if it was just one cocktail) and allowing myself to eat more junk food. I honestly think it was a direct response to everything going on across the country, which is pretty wild. I don't think there's necessarily a problem in finding comfort in a nightly cocktail, but I could see my priorities switching, and I could feel the difference in my mind and body.

The past three weeks have arguably been the most draining weeks of my life. I found that my mind was never resting - I was always digesting media and news, and it took a toll. To be honest, I don't know why I'm talking about this as if it's over, because it's still going on. I'm still consumed by what's going on in the world. However, I'm finally at a point where I'm allowing myself time to rest and recharge, which is important.

I'm not totally sure what else to add into this blog post, but my attention span is hitting a wall - another recent and horrible quarantine development. Gotta LUV it!

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