2020 was the year that I just had to change my ways for good.
- The pandemic was finally the thing that absolutely caught my attention in a way that got me to face reality.
The facts were that I was in my mid fifties, overweight and out of shape. There were people my age and condition that were sadly dying from this virus. I knew that I had to get my unmotivated butt off the couch and out of the cool air conditioning and get my sweat on. The diet changes weren’t simple either. Mostly because I absolutely love to eat a variety of foods that aren’t always the most healthy and all the green stuff and veggies just didn’t do it for me. However, I provided myself a cheat day each month that would allow myself to eat whatever I wanted. That absolutely helped. And honestly, I got used to eating a more healthy diet after a while. Also the getting up and out of the HVAC was not that terrible either. I started out by simply trying to go for a walk twice a day. Gradually, I got to where I could add some resistance and weight training to increase my exercise. I wasn’t ready to test out the gym just yet with Covid still around. So, I called the HVAC company and had them put in a ductless heating and cooling component in the basement. I then put up a couple of walls and I had myself a home gym. It’s pretty convenient and great. There is plenty of room even as I add more pieces of equipment over time. Of course, being able to totally customize the HVAC comfort is just the icing on the cake and makes it so easy to have a home gym in my basement.