I have had a few interesting conversations lately with regards to this question.

Many have different answers, and certainly different mindset.

My goal with writing to you today is not to choose right from wrong or to judge in any way – rather, I want to uncover some hidden “Fitness Psychology Scripts” that many tend to hold onto.

I am a true believer that we as people have two choices at any given moment.

  1. We control our environment.
  2. We let our environment control us.

What about the uncontrollable you may ask?

Of course, some things are out of our control. But, our reaction is not one of those things.

When asked the question, “Has quarantine ruined your fitness?”, I have heard many different answers. 

Some think yes, it has.

Others claim control and say no, it hasn’t.

I have two schools of thought here.

Yes, we are always always always in control of how we react and what we choose to believe.

That will not change.

Quarantine cannot ruin your fitness unless you let it.

That being said, it is important to understand how hard this time is for so many people.

While everyone is in control of their actions, massive economic fallouts and increasingly high death rates can be quite traumatic.

So, we must have empathy for those that are struggling and understand that fitness may be exponentially harder to focus on given all happening in the world.

But at the same time, how we frame it is totally our call.

You can have a mix of both. It is OKAY to not be at your best fitness wise. But you should also know that you are 100% in control and when the time comes that you are ready, you can get back to where you were and much, much more.

Stay safe and stay strong.

Harris