Lockdown is affecting us all, but it also affecting us differently. I sat down (virtually) with one of my Live with Laura ladies Michelle to talk about her experience so far and how exercise is helping.
Who are you locked down with in your household?
My husband and three kids.
Are you lockdown thriving or lockdown surviving?
I’m thriving in terms of getting fit. I’ve never had as much time to exercise. Just surviving in terms of home schooling. I would never cut it as a teacher but doing the best I can under the circumstances. As long as the kids are happy, then so am I.
Describe your lockdown experience in three words.
That is hard! I guess I’m more Content, with the situation. At times it is Challenging and most importantly I’m keeping Sane.
Are you working from home or home schooling the children? If so how is it going for you?
I started a new job which is homebased anyway. It’s all been very strange but it’s given me a new focus. The kids are doing bits and pieces of work but I’m not pressurising them or setting timetables. Home is home and school is school.
What are your top tips to get through the not so good days?
Try and get some time to yourself by sitting in the garden or going for a walk. Don’t just go to the biscuit tin, try to refocus and look at something positive to do.
What are the things you do in lockdown to keep you happy and sane?
Drink lots of wine! Do a home workout 5-6 times per week, read a book and get out for a daily walk.
How are you making Live with Laura work for you?
I’m really enjoying it. It’s added structure to my days and makes me feel like I’ve actually done something positive and for me. I like the fact we can join you live but also have the flexibility to catch up later and fit it around work.
Your lockdown recommendations:
- Netflix we’ve been watching designated survivor but it’s not something I’d normally have chosen.
- Movie haven’t actually watched any movies other than kids ones during lockdown
- Book – If I never met you by Mharrie ?
What are the first 3 things you are going to do when lockdown is lifted?
Get my roots done, drop the kids at grandmas and head for the fells
What 3 things will you miss about lockdown?
The time spent with family. Not having to use my car. Not having any urgency to be anywhere for a particular time