It seems weird to me that we’re in the longest Bank Holiday weekend of the year and most people are barely aware it’s a Friday, let alone Good Friday!
These past three weeks have thrown people into a confused sense of time, and days with upset plans and unusual habits.
I’ve had networking colleagues say that the weekend won’t be any more festival like given the wine they’ve been drinking since lockdown.
Others talking about going on holiday in their garden (tent and all) given that their holiday plans have been scuppered.
And a Bank Holiday weekend that’s normally put aside for some serious home maintenance being thrown out by having all the time in the world, but no shops open to buy what’s necessary.
So how are you planning to spend your time this weekend?
I asked our Facebook community and had some very positive and forward thinking ideas about making the best of a situation people would rather not find themselves in.
Ideas range from:
- A 24 hour Harry Potterathon (All 8 movies in one sitting)
- A virtual sleepover (Facetime and Netflix)
- Sunbathing, Killing Eve and a good book.
- YouTube Theatre night (what a great idea!)
- Roast dinner on Sunday, because there’s time to make it.
- Virtual drinks out with friends, BBQ in the garden.
- Art workshop and a kitchen ceilidh
- Family zoom catch up calls and bike rides.
- Enjoying doing one job only (mumming, rather than working, schooling and mumming)
- Games, baking and toy sorting.
- Making hot cross buns from scratch (because time is plentiful)
I was really delighted to see so many well considered and planned ways to make the Easter weekend something to remember despite the restrictions.
I hope you can find something fun to do too!
In between the shenanigans you’ve got planned for yourself consider what you’d like your health to be like at the end of this and beyond.
I find that Easter normally gets people thinking about showing off their bodies more, holidays and days out. They’re happier to talk about salads, lighter foods and moving more. This year can be no different. Just because you’re in, doesn’t mean the fitness routine stops.
I spoke with a colleague last week who is determined to emerge from his isolation a leaner, trimmer, fitter version of himself than when he went in. He wants to shock his friends and family with his transformation and is working hard to make this a reality.
At FastTrack Fit Camp we’re doing our bit to help with this by running our Virtually There timetable of Fit Camp sessions every day. They continue to be well attended, well received and, dare I say it, looked forward to as a way to keep mentally on top of the quarantine.
After nearly 3 weeks of timetable I am changing some of the timings to accommodate our clients better.
Here’s our new timetable from next week.
- Sunday: 09:00 (Free Sunday Wake Up! session. Book your session here once you have your free Sunday Membership here)
- Monday: 07:00 or 09:00 or 19:00
- Tuesday: 07:00 or 18:30* new time
- Wednesday: 07:00 or 09:00 or 19:00
- Thursday: 07:00 or 18:30* new time
- Friday: 07:00 or 09:00
- Saturday: 08:30
Over the next week I will also be looking at the possibility of adding another morning slot on Tuesday and/or Thursday. More next week once the announcement has been made.
If you’d like to find out how we can help you keep sane, moving and positive over the next few weeks please do get in touch for a no obligation chat. I’d love to see if there’s something that we can do to help you.
Whatever you are up to this Easter weekend, have a great time and I look forward to seeing you ionline soon.