Hello, from my living room!
I have been broadcasting my radio show live from home this week. The Governor issued a “Stay Home” order which encourages Louisiana residents to stay home as much possible. It is not a lock-down. We are allowed to leave the house and spend time outdoors. We can also go to the grocery store and pick up any necessary essentials, cookies, ice cream, etc. The government is trying to slow the spread of COVID-19. Delta Media is complying with this order. Many of us radio personalities have created a makeshift studio and are doing our show from our living rooms.
It’s different and I must admit, it is fun. It is the same feeling I get when I go camping in the woods. It’s an adventure. I am doing the things that always do in the morning, search for news, laugh about odd stories and warn listeners of traffic accidents. Expect I’m wearing pajamas and sitting at a kitchen table with the window open. My dusty old laptop has been brought back to life and now has a microphone attached to it. Ta-dah, there is a home studio in my living room.
I officially have a window office. I wake up, brew coffee, and begin broadcasting my radio show. Teeth brushing and shower happens later. Of course, this whole quarantining thing has some drawbacks.
For one, I have been snacking all day. I can’t tell if I am bored, hungry or just not as full. Recipe ideas keep appearing in brain and on Instagram that I want to try to make. Back when the world was normal, pre-COVID-19, I was too tired and lazy to cook anything. The thought of measuring ingredients and washing dishes was exhausting. I guess driving to Carencro everyday must have worn me out. Either way, something’s changed because now cooking and eating are the highlight of the day.
I know that I am consuming way too many calories and starting to get paranoid that after this crisis subsides, I may need new clothes. So I decided to set up a schedule.
According to an article, I read online, in order to avoid snacking all day, you need to set a firm schedule on eating times. It is helpful to prepare a daily schedule, set a time to work, eat and exercise.
I also read that in order to avoid gaining weight, a person needs to exercise at least an hour every day. It can be any kind of physical activity, bike riding, running, even walking helps. (Notice, I wrote to avoid gaining, meaning exercising an hour a day will only help a person maintain their current state. In order to lose, you will have to adjust your diet.)