The coronavirus COVID19 stay home mandate has changed a lot of what use to be normal in our lives. This is one easy way you can keep fitness a priority. This is what I’m doing.

Have the closures of the gyms got you down? Maybe closure of some of the parks?

Our family is a member of the YMCA and during these COVID19 days – we can’t work out like we use to, like many of you.

When our family would make it to the Y my exercise was a mix of weight machines and about 15 minutes of heart pumping movement on an elliptical or similar machine. I would start my workout with the elliptical type of machine and then move to weights. But we would get in and out in about a half hour or less.

Now there is no gym for me.

I haven’t let that stop me from getting in some regular exercise, however. I started walking almost every day over the past weeks.

To be honest, I started walking faithfully to lower my LDL. Doctor’s orders and all that. But that is the incentive I needed to make the move to walking the neighborhood.

This also is a great way to remember to pray for my neighbors as I walk through the different streets past their homes.

This is me bundled up the other day for a walk.

Now I plan to keep walking regularly – even after the gyms reopen. I walk for about 30 minutes and try to do so at a quick step. The fresh air and sights are really good for me and I enjoy it!

Do you have a work out regimen? Did it tank due to this coronavirus stay home mandate? I want to encourage you to get out and get moving whether it’s around the block or in your home unless you’re under doctor’s orders for something. Exercise is a necessity in life!

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If walking isn’t your thing you can get some fitness equipment to use in your home. Our son has a weight bench and a punching bag that he uses. Below you’ll find some other options that might be a good fit.

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Tracy Zdelar

Owner/Editor at Hall of Fame Moms
Tracy writes about family life and travel here on her blog Hall of Fame Moms and has been interviewed on Ohio Podcast, local radio and Prepper Chicks. Find more info on her About Page.