A bit of a reverse in fortunes.
This is a before and after lockdown. 88kg vs 100kg.
I can't run as my knees are fucked I live quite rural, and my local facilities haven't reopened as yet (both my most local gyms are attached to a school, so have stayed closed - the other reopened but had a waiting list). There are gyms open, but they are further afield, 20-30 minutes away by car. My usual physical sports activities didn't restart either - I play Curling 2-4 times a week in the winter, that hasn't restarted.
Sure, I could be doing more than a 1hr daily walk - but I haven't been. I don't have a lot of space in the house to do much. As said I can't do any sort of sustained running or do anything impact as I've chronic knee problems. I could hillwalk, or go running, doing it a few times is fine - but I can't sustain for any period it without my cartilage causing issues.
A bit depressing really. Yeah, could be doing more than my daily walk - but months of boredom didn't help with food consumption - as well as feeling utterly scunnered since about July and having lost the motivation to do anything. I genuinely wonder what the picture in March will look like with the dark nights now here and there being even less to do. However, whilst I could be doing more - it's hard to motivate yourself with groundhog day.
But I look at myself and wonder how this is repeated across the country? If even 10% of people who have been working from home, made redundant or on furlough have seen a similar gain to myself - would that national drop in fitness prove worse than the virus itself?
Thats not really a good example given how brutal their accounts are and their reliance on massive incomes outwith what they can generate normally
All it takes is a couple of purchases that dont work out and your in the hole,