I started to add a daily coping tip to the SQLServerCentral newsletter and to the Community Circle, which is helping me deal with the issues in the world. I’m adding my responses for each day here. All my coping tips are under this tag.
Today’s tip is to try something different for exercise today, however small.
My exercise routine for the last year has been roughly this:
- Yoga 2-3 times a week
- Weightlifting 1-2 times a week
- Walking 2-3 times a week, often with weight lifting
- Swimming 1x week
- Snowboarding 1-2 times every couple weeks in winter
- Hiking at times
As a change, I decided to do a do some pilates. I had done some years ago, but haven’t done a class at all. My boss used to talk about doing some YouTube classes while traveling, so I decided to try this.
I found Move with Nicole online, which was similar to yoga, but not quite the same. I did this 30 minute workout. Holy @#$!@#@!#, that was hard. I had to break a few times, and I found some muscles I don’t use enough.
I may try to add one day a week of Pilates to my movement, but certainly I’ll be sticking with 20-30 minute sessions.