Have you come out of lockdown richer or poorer?


I’m not just talking about financially.  I’m talking about you personally, your experiences, your moods, your good moments and the bad ones too….because I think that for all of us its been a roller coaster ride.


Now that we are almost out the other side its good to reflect on what we’ve learnt about ourselves, about other people and about the world in general. 


I always say that a change is as good as a holiday.  And because I’ve been thru so many changes – some good, some not so good – I don’t know about you but I’m feeling pretty good about things now and looking forward to a brighter future because of what we’ve all been through.


How was your experience?


What lessons have you learnt? 



How will lockdown have changed the way you will move forward in your life? 


We tend not to dwell on the negative side of life, but I always think it’s the challenges that make us stronger and perhaps they shouldn’t be forgotten.


My Ugly


The times when I looked rough on video after a bad night’s sleep, times when I questioned whether it was the wide TV screen that made me look fatter or was that the ‘new’ me!


My Bad


Many sleepless nights worrying about the future – my future, the future of the world; days when technology wouldn’t work, and I had to cancel classes and times when I felt so lonely that my only solace was a few glasses of Pinot Grigio.


My Good


Purpose is what got Viktor Frankl through the Holocaust and purpose was what got me through lockdown.


It was my sense of Purpose that inspired me to get out of bed each morning.  My passion for inspiring women of a similar age to let go of outdated ideas about age and explore the possibilities available to them because of female pioneers like Emmeline Pankhurst, better education and the development of medicine and improvements in Public Health.


I think that most of us were out of our comfort zone a lot of the time.   We didn’t like it at the time, but don’t you feel stronger, more resilient, more focused because of it?


It was because of lockdown that I was able to come up with the idea for my new programme, Anchor Point Pilates™.  I missed the gym yet was able to come up with a better alternative for myself and for other women as they approach older adulthood. 


This amazing exercise programme, which was actually in the making a   few decades ago, combines the principles of Pilates, stronger muscles and bones  from resistance training and functional exercise which ensures our continued quality of life.


Anchor Point Pilates™ uses rubber resistance which gradually increases the load as we overload our muscles and this enables the joint to gradually adapt to the new load being placed upon it without the danger of tearing muscle fibres or straining our tendons and ligaments which can easily happen with fixed weigh machines, pulleys and free weights. 


What was your Ugly, your Bad and your Good?


Do share your story with me and my other readers by writing them in the comments.


Coming next week….why you need Anchor Point Pilates™ in our life and how you can adapt the exercises to suit your needs, your wants and your goals.


Meanwhile stay safe, the enemy is still out there…


Have a good week