I started 2020 with the best of intentions for the year and for my blog but three things have had a say in my progress i.e coping with the aftermath of an office fire, a change in my commuting pattern and finally, the coronavirus.
Coping with the aftermath of an office fire
My Instagram post on 7 March 2020 articulates my feelings on this matter as follows:
I read somewhere that 1 in 4 businesses in the UK do not survive an event like flood or fire and I am learning first hand why this is the case because the combination of the fire and partner illness means that our firm now faces an uncertain future.
Please keep us in your prayers guys.
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I don’t have to worry about the security of my bicycle like I have done in the past in and around London. In fact, I think I have had about 3 bicycles stolen. It is lovely to be able to park my bicycle in the meeting room each day. It is not a short bike ride and I remember worrying about my fitness levels when I contemplated cycle commuting in 2018. However, I have not found the commute challenging so far and I put this down to the work that I did with Odell to increase my fitness level over 14 months. Cycling has proved so much easier than using public transport and with the coronavirus becoming more and more of an issue, I did not have to worry about self-isolating. I find that cycling is also helping me to keep down my stress levels. However, now that the advice from the government is to work from home, I have had to give up the cycling commute and I am going to have to find a different way to ensure that I get my hit of cardio every day.
Dealing with a weight gain of 6 lbs
You will not be surprised to learn that have gone back up to 144.6 lbs. I was not shocked when I weighed myself because I could feel it in my clothes but it is a backward step and I am a bit sad about it. It has shocked me sufficiently into cleaning my treadmill and having a test workout. I had a lot of anxiety around taking off the cover and cleaning my treadmill. I was half expecting a confrontation with an angry family of foxes. There was no confrontation in the end but they had left a couple of unwanted parting gifts.
As for me, I am going to have to find a way to workout to not only reverse the recent gain but keep working towards my goal. More on that in my next blog.
Until next time it’s
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