In 11 days we’ll mark the anniversary of California’s order to shelter in place. Looking back to March 2020, we welcomed our daughter back into the nest for a few months. The city pool closed. Playgrounds were wrapped in yellow police tape. The drinking fountains were turned off in the park. We could walk, hike or ride bikes. Then we bought a swimming bungee cord and swam in place in our pool.
One of my dear friends — from volunteering at our kids’ schools, being swim moms and eventually joining the swim team as swimmers — came over to try the bungee. I sat 20 yards away from her as she swam in place. Then she told me about Chloe Ting. Who is Chloe Ting? If you haven’t heard of her, she an Australian YouTuber who has free fitness videos among other things. She’s pretty, enthusiastic, energetic and anyone can do her workouts since she offers different levels for every ability. Even an old woman like myself can do them.
I started with the 2 Weeks Shred Start program. I moved on and added abs. I remember doing this in our guest room which had a smart TV. We went on airbnb vacations to Park City, Utah and Santa Barbara and I kept up with the Chloe Ting exercises to add to my daily walks.
Then I stopped. I don’t remember when. I don’t remember why. But just think how good I’d feel if I’d kept going.
It’s time to start a new relationship with Chloe Ting. It’s a little late for a New Year’s Resolution, but since I turned a year older this week, I guess it’s a birthday gift to myself.
What was your favorite way to exercise during the year of sheltering in place?
Beautiful pool !
I’ve been using the treadmill .
Very stylish culture…🤗
Thank you! That was my Palm Springs back yard of 28 years! I miss it…
I’ve been doing some Pilates YouTube videos although I haven’t been as consistent as I’d like. And with the beautiful weather, I try to walk outside everyday.🌵 BTW, you and I have the same hat. It’s great for those walks especially if the wind picks up. I can use the chin strap.
The weather is gorgeous today! I think it’s a Costco hat? Thanks for commenting.
Yep, Costco hat that is serving me well. 😁
We had a hat shop downtown a few blocks from our house in Palm Springs. I similar hat was $75 there. So I’m thrilled with the one I got!
We bought an exercise bike…but my daughter and I did the CT videos…..her music started to get to me! My daughter still does them though…
We have an excel code bike too that isn’t used 😁
Ha. We all use it. My daughter does the exercise videos. My husband also runs outside
I’m doing pilates on an app that I have on my phone. So many different workouts