For Me, Exercise Is Super Therapeutic; Here's How I've Kept It Up Over The Past Year
It wasn’t always easy, but I’ve found ways to make it work.
Hey! I'm Mary. And before quarantine came along last year, I went to my local gym five days a week.
I know a lot of people dread going to the gym, but for me, exercise is therapeutic. I can block out all the chaos of everyday life and focus on movement and breathing. Before COVID-19, my days usually started like this: I woke up, checked work emails, and headed out to the gym, dropping my two little kids off at the gym's kids club while I got a morning workout in.
After going to the same gym for over five years, I also had a solid group of gym friends who always pushed me through the harder stages of life. Some of them knew just about every detail of my life after we worked out side by side over the years. When the stars aligned, we would make it to the gym at the same time for a Dream Team workout.