Apr 20, 2020

Life This Week 20/4/2020: 'I Heard....'

One of favourite sounds of the morning is that of my audio-guided Aaptiv fitness classes through my AirPods.

Unrelated, but my favourite thing to sip and hold of a morning is that first steaming mug of tea.  Which gets drunk as I prepare myself for said Aaptiv workout.   And the day's laundry.....

In this topsy turvy new world of ours, being able to exercise regularly while listening to the familiar voices of the Aaptiv trainers brings routine and familiarity to what are now often quite hectic days as I adjust to a new mum and work routine.

That protected time I have to myself each morning is a surprisingly enjoyable way to not so much 'ease into' but perhaps 'vigorously greet' the day ahead.  My Aaptiv coaches are always positive but in a realistic, doable way.  They have great taste in music.  But perhaps most importantly, they get me doing just that little bit more than I was otherwise prepared to do after I slicked my hair back into a pony and laced up my trainers.

As one trainer says, 'Once you start, you can't stop'.  Before I know it, my workout is done for the day and it's time to get the rest of my day started.  Which in these days of iso living sees me inhale a mug of instant coffee at home.  Complete with an 'extra shot'... Ah, we make our fun the best way we can with what we've got at home these days, don't we?

I like the accountability of having my fitness routine set out for each day on the app while also having the freedom to choose specific workouts for the day and possibly even add on some yoga or pilates later in the evening before bed.

I've been encouraged to try new things, be kinder to my body by stretching and deep breathing more and I've been able to do this all from the comfort of home.

Love your work, Aaptiv!

What's something you've heard recently?


  1. Now I'm going to have to go off and google Aaptiv - how long are your workouts? My trainer is doing online zoom classes and I've been jumping into a few of them, so much fun. Finally got out for a run around the hood yesterday and felt so much better for it. I'm very impressed with your home gym equipment - my trainer lent me a step so I've been doing some old skool step workouts and this week she brought me some resistance bands! All I need is some hand weights and a foam block and I'm all set :) Have a great week!

  2. Yoga before bed. Maybe I need to look into that. I've been waking up in the middle of the night. I read your sentence about tea as "Which gets me drunk" (clearly something Freudian going on there! Ha!). I had to re read it to see my error as I was quite confused momentarily.

  3. I've never heard of Aaptiv, but am going to go check it out. And yes, that first cup of tea for the day is the absolute best.

  4. I can't wait til I can go for a walk again - I miss the beach.

  5. I love my first cup of tea in the morning too! So good you've found an at home exercise program that you enjoy!

  6. I am also exercising. Walking on the local track. I am addicted to my Spotify account!

  7. This is great to read SSG, we seem to be finding new enjoyment out of things these days don't we? I love your orange shoes by the way! Stay calm #lifethisweek

  8. That sounded like quite the good start to your day ....in COVIDtime....

    Thanks for linking up for Life This Week. Next week, the optional prompt is 17/51 Life Stories#1 27.4.2020. Hope to see you there too. Denyse.

  9. I might need to check out that app. I am doing my own workouts but sometimes it's hard to think about what plan I need to do. It's a nice way to start the day


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