Week 2 of social distancing has had its challenges, but I learned a lot from Week 1 and set goals to manage my sanity moving forward. Week 1 was hard y’all, and learning that I would have to telework for at least another month sent a chill down my spine. I knew I had to change the way I was doing things, and so I have.
On last week’s episode of the Fit Black Queens Podcast, “Social Distancing,” we challenged each other to do something new this week. I made this my mission this week, and even downloaded a couple of apps and set up my bike trainer for this first time ever! Scroll down to learn what the other queens did differently this week.
There are a lot of little things I’m doing differently this week – for example, I’m blogging more, I actually took some time out for self-care, and I’ve started reading again – but there are three main areas where I have focused my energy over the course of the week, and I plan to carry these forward into the rest of my teleworking during this pandemic. Those things are running, embracing leftovers, and getting outside (rain or shine!).
Last week, I was all about cooking new dishes every single day, trying out different spices in my pantry and Pinterest-ing the bejeezus out of everything. That was exhausting, quite frankly, and provided additional unnecessary stress to an already stressful week. I’m not Martha Stewart, y’all. Ain’t nobody got time fo dat!
This week, I embraced using leftovers to supplement the new meals I was cooking There are only two of us here, and most of the meals I make feed 4-6 people, so why can’t I have leftovers for dinner in addition to or instead of just lunch? I mean, I already know the food is the bomb (I made it, so, duh). It’s not like some random frozen meal where it’s a roll of the dice, right?
Embracing leftovers worked out pretty well this week, so I’m definitely keeping this “trick” up my sleeve. It definitely cuts down on grocery runs at a time where we’re already limiting how often we go to the store, and it also made it less stressful and time-consuming for me when all I wanted to do at the end of the workday was sit there like a bump on a log, or go for a run and then sit down like a bump on a log.
Going Outside – Rain or Shine
What the Other Fit Black Queens Are Doing Differently this Week
- Adina (Deanie the Yogini) – Like a lot of us, Adina has started taking more online classes this week. Check out Adina’s IGTV video to learn about what else she’s doing differently this week!
- De (FaithFueled Mom) – De has some things that overlap with mine! Great minds think alike! I think Adina has us all want to meditate more after she led a guided meditation during last weekend’s Power Hour.
- J’Que (J’Que Now) – J’Que shared her “New Normal” in her latest IGTV video. It sounds like Adina’s mindful meditation made a great impact on her as well! She’s also focused on engaging and communicating with people in a more impactful way.
- Tikima (Tikima Renee Fitness) – Tikima is focused on her physical and mental health this week. She shares the different ways she’s learning and coping with social distancing in her latest post.