fitness Life update


Fitness wise, May was not too bad for me. The Apple activity app says I spent 23.5 hours working out, burning 9500 active calories. That’s better than April and March, but not as good as January and February. I found a good balance between work and working out – without going to the gym, of course.

Compared to pre-lockdown, the active calories are quite a bit down. I think that’s mostly because I’m not able to use a cross-trainer, and I don’t really like running outside at the moment.

deep thoughts fitness

Energy level during a slow day

On some days, I just don‘t really wake up. It‘s grey, windy and rainy outside and I spend most of the day working on my desk. But when I finally manage to work out, my energy level spikes. Here is an illustration:



This one wasn’t a particularly hard workout, I felt quite sluggish today and didn’t want to go all in. No super high weights or reps this time. It got my heart pumping, though.

I’m glad I bought a set of basic kettlebells last year to be able to work out at home. Surprisingly, there are two gyms close-ish, but unsurprisingly, they are not very well equipped. And they are now closed anyway.

Recently, I found Mark Wildmans YouTube channel quite helpful. For kettlebell workouts, Pavel Tsatsouline is also a great resource.

Rosie joined me for this workout, and I put on this dance playlist ironically – but I actually enjoyed it way too much. The stupid dancing was definitely the highlight.

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Rosie also took the photo and wrote down the workout.