#010: How do we sustain our energy?
Interval training, diversifying routines, a thank-you giveaway, and more tiny yet precious life moments
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The newsletter of my old gym, the one I quit a lifetime ago, has been emailing me about “getting back into fitness” and “boosting your immune response through exercise” the past week, and… my stamina that gets out of breath just by hiking up the stairs has been found quaking since. Thinking about the good old days of my strength and energy makes me a little sad (okay, a LOT sad), but baby~, this pandemic body is doing the best it can. (YOURS TOO!) I may not be able to box or cycle as vigorously as before but… well, at least, I can still reach my toes without bending my knees.
Now I’m not the best person to talk about fitness but I do know a little bit (very smol, very tiny) about sustaining energy. In ~exercise speak (please confirm with your gym coach, tyvm), this can be done in two ways: interval training and resting. In ~KB speak, that means diversifying and sleeping. To keep myself going, I switch around my routines and interests from time to time, take my bedtime and naptime seriously, and either step outside to bask in nature or sit under the sun and space out.
These aren’t groundbreaking concepts, I know, and I didn’t even plan to send an issue today. But I liked the reminder of getting fit and boosting my immunity, and thought I would share my own with you as well.
How do you keep yourself motivated?
...Podcast (and Posts): I listened to a Creative Pep Talk episode, as recommended by Bea, and one of the ~reminders I picked up from there was: TELL ON YOURSELF. I’m forwarding that message to you; nobody is going to advocate for yourself but you.
So here I am, telling on myself:
Free access post on Patreon: “[Free access] Stripping it down~”
My public IG art account: @kbsteps
Bookbed, the Filipino book community I help run (we’re turning 11 this month!)
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