I’ve started exercising during quarantine. Specifically, I’ve been focused on strength training. Like most, I’ve gone through fitness phases before. I’d stay really focused for a week or so, then fall off track when impatience set in. This time, however, I told myself I have no excuse. I’m home anyway, so I should use this time to my advantage. To my pleasant surprise, a friend noticed my results and asked how I’ve changed so much in such a short time.
“You have to move your body in ways that are unnatural and uncomfortable. That’s what forces your body to adapt and get stronger,” I told him. When our muscles experience trauma, they respond by rebuilding a stronger version of themselves – much like we do as a result of our current situation. Every day, we are forced to live in ways that are unnatural and uncomfortable. Like our muscles, we will respond by becoming stronger!