It is unbearably hot this summer. So hot that even walking across the parking lot is enervating. Add to that the extremely high covid rates and the anti-masking feelings among my colleagues who actually go into work in the summer, I basically haven’t gone into work since getting back from Europe. That means I haven’t been doing my daily walks around the pretty floral area with my friend.
I could, in theory, go to our HOA pool, which is outdoors, but I would have to drive *because it is so hot*, which seems silly, and we just have not done it.
If I walk around the house too much without being careful, I set off plantar fasciitis, so just idly walking while watching youtube isn’t going to work. I can exercise bike, but I don’t keep it up. I can calisthenics but I don’t keep it up, plus I sometimes hurt myself (ditto yoga). And I got stuck on a squat task with the Ring Fit and just kind of gave up last summer.
So… this year I’m trying something drastic. DH has really enjoyed co-Pilot (not sponsored), and it has made him more energetic, stronger, etc. While it is really not my thing, I am at a stage where I need to do *something* and this is something I haven’t tried yet.
This was both kind of a spontaneous decision and the culmination of a year of pondering. Spontaneous in that I found myself between work projects (waiting on coauthors etc.) and I suddenly had time to think about my long to-do list of neglected things, including my health, but also over the pandemic my physical health has measurably gotten worse– even my eye-sight has deteriorated! But DH’s has gotten better, because he’s been doing these workouts with the help of co-Pilot. This is probably not the best time since I’m recovering from Covid and I have some more work travel coming up, but if not now, then when? I am so rarely spontaneous that I’ve learned to jump on the impulse because I almost never regret having done so. I signed up for a full year (~$100/month with a free month from DH’s recommendation and a discount for paying for a year upfront). We’ll see what happens.
I’ve got a different trainer from DH since his is booked. From the options they gave me, I picked one who works with people with immune disorders and meets people at their level over the one who helps people with marathon training and pushes people to strength.
I also told DH to get a new Apple watch and I would use his old one. You don’t need an Apple watch to do co-Pilot, but it helps. DH’s trainer does use the info it gives her to adjust his workouts. I will not be using the Apple watch for anything but this since I prefer my decades old Casio for telling time. #wealth (Actually, the whole spending ~$1K/year on an online personal trainer is also kind of insane #wealth.)
I’ll let you know how it is going!