Tell me a little bit about your lockdown world.
I’ve tried to keep a little routine of getting up, getting the kids ready, dropping 2 of my kids off at school. Then home for a workout and lots of dog walks.
Who are you locked down with in your household?
My husband, 3 kids and a crazy puppy.
My eldest has been in at school for two hours per day, and my youngest has been in at school full time, as he struggled settling back into school after lockdown last time. My husband is at work so it’s just me and my daughter, which has been lovely.
How is this lockdown going compared to the last ones?
I think this one has been a little bit harder because of the weather. The first one was great, the second one was annoying but we had Christmas to look forward to. January is always a long month, and lockdown has certainly made it feel longer. I’ve been furloughed so really enjoying having so much free time.
Describe your lockdown experience in three words.
Restful, chilled and lazy.
If you are doing either or both how are you finding home schooling/ working from home this time around?
I’ve been furloughed from my job which has made things sooo much easier. The schools have adapted so quickly and are managing the school work and technology much better.
What are your top tips to get through the not so good days?
Try to think of something to make you happy. Do some exercise or go for a walk to clear your head. If you feel you need to reach for the chocolate then do it if it makes you feel better, everyone has off days.
If you have some time out for yourself how do you spend it?
I tend to go out for a long walk with the dog.
How do you keep motivated with your exercise routine at home?
Having a set time to do my workouts helps me keep a routine. The challenges set by Laura have helped massively as well, just given the push that I needed.
What have you learnt about yourself during this lockdown?
That I’m becoming incredibly lazy! I’m focusing more on exercise to keep my mental health good, rather than cleaning the house as much!!
Could you share 3 top tips for getting through each week?
Do something to make you happy, get plenty of fresh air, and plan something fun/different to do at the weekends to make it feel more like a weekend.
What are the first 3 things you are going to do when lockdown is lifted?
Go out for a meal, go to the hairdressers, hire an inflatable pub for the garden and have a big party with all my friends!
What 3 things will you miss about lockdown?
The time to relax, spending as much time with my family and saving money by not going out.