April 2020 – Written by Anna Grace Clauch, HSHC Intern
I recently asked Sally Foster, who has been involved in HSHC throughout her time in seminary and is a regular participant in our Moving in Wholeness small group, to reflect on how she was handling the pandemic. This is what she shared with me….
“When Covid-19 began to redefine our lives everywhere and especially at CTS with staff and working from home and classes converted to online in a matter of days, I began to think very seriously about what I was going to intentionally do to make sure I was as healthy as possible.
Not being a “spring chicken” this is particularly important for me. I am blessed with not having any underlying health conditions, so now is the time for me to practice what I preach.
What I have realized about myself during this time is that I do not have any more excuses for not eating healthy and not exercising. I decided that not only because of Covid-19, but because it was the right thing to do, that I would walk around my neighborhood for 30+ minutes a day.
With the stay-at-home orders this was going to be very doable. I love walking outside and especially in my neighborhood as we have lots of trees and beautiful scenery. I have thoroughly enjoyed my walking as I have felt healthier, lost weight, toned up and met some new neighbors and dogs while I have been out and about.
Also, in eating healthier, I have focused on eating fish versus a lot of meat and I am eating a lot of fruit and vegetables with an occasional piece of chocolate!! I am a Lifetime member of Weight Watchers, so I decided to become more disciplined in tracking what I was eating, going to meetings (virtually), and drinking enough water.
All in all, despite the restrictions of going out, I have tried to focus on positive activities to stay healthy.”