Sometime back in the depths of quarantine, after a couple months of bread baking, stagnancy and potentially having COVID it dawned on me that we might not be getting back to “normal” anytime soon.
My clothes weren’t fitting, I hated my body and my skin looked chalky. These are the warning signs that I’m slipping into depression and quarantine fatness. I knew I needed to take charge of my diet and my exercise before the gyms opened because if I held my breath for that to happen, I’d be 400 lbs.
It started with my biological sisters. We called it “Something is Better Than Nothing” and we would get together for zoom workouts where we would share a YouTube video and all follow along. But one by one (I have three sisters) everyone stopped joining the workouts and decided to do their own thing.
Wanting to continue the workouts—I reached out to the community we have here at Phetasy to see if anyone had any interest. In a hat tip to preparing for the apocalypse, I titled them #SarahConnor workouts and was surprised by how many women were up for it. Not only were they up for it—they were consistently up for it—and that forced me to show up for the appointment even on days I had no desire to do so.
Well it’s been about four months since we started and I’m down 20 lbs (my goal for 2020!) and I feel great in my clothes and sexy in my skin and more importantly, I have a whole new set of sisters. We’ve seen each other through grief and loss and unrest and fear and honestly, these women have kept me sane during an increasingly chaotic time. They’ve kept me motivated. We’ve been there for each other when we were struggling. It’s been beautiful to see and be a part of such a warm group of women who genuinely care about each other.
Thank you to my #SarahConnor sisters. You’ve truly saved me. And if you’re a woman out there feeling adrift or lost or scared or unsure what to do or where to start, find a community and hang on. Or join ours!
All we can do is focus on what we can control. Our immediate relationships. Our diet. Our exercise. Our media diets. Our behavior. And making sure that our ass looks as tight as possible for the forthcoming apocalypse.
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Hello new followers, I hope I don’t disappoint you. I want this place to feel like home, where we can escape the Thunderdome and process the world. Where we can post dog pics and recipes and book recommendations. Where we support each other as we get sober, lose weight, embark on new business opportunities, creative endeavors, relationships and travels. I want this to be your oasis of sanity and laughter in an increasingly mad world. A creative outlet where you can share your spirit with us.
We might not have any control over the news cycle—but we can control our habits and attitude. It all starts with us. And hopefully a little piece of that will start here.
Imagine being born in 1900.
When you are 14 years old
World War I begins
and ends when you are 18,
with 22 million dead.
Shortly after the world pandemic,
flu called ′′ Spanish ",
killing 50 million people.
You go out alive and free,
and you are 20 years old.
Then at the age of 29 you survive the global economic crisis that started with the collapse of the New York Stock Exchange causing inflation, unemployment and hunger.
Nazis come to power at 33.
You are 39 when world war 2. begins
and it ends when you are 45 during the Holocaust (Shoah), 6 million Jews die.
There will be a total of more than 60 million dead.
When your 52th Korean war begins.
When you are 64, the Vietnam war begins and ends when you are 75.
A baby born in 1985 believes his grandparents have no idea how hard life is,
and survived several wars and disasters.
A boy born in 1995 and 25 today believes that the end of the world when his Amazon package takes more than three days to arrive or if he doesn't exceed 15 likes for his posted photo on ...