Being locked inside for the past couple of weeks can be tough. There were a few times that I became a little stir crazy. I did go on some walks and I always maintain the social distance from others. Other times, I would sit on my balcony to enjoy the sun. It did help but I really wanted to get out there to do some high impact outdoor activities. With the restrictions easing in my city, I was finally able to play some basketball.
There are still some restrictions for playing basketball outside. I still have to maintain the social distancing order and can’t share the basketball with others. I’m okay with that. As long as I can shoot around, I’m a happy person. Besides, I like going to the basketball court by myself. It helps me to clear my head.
I find basketball to be a great way to help with my cardio, which needs some work. Since basketball is a high impact sport, I benefit from yoga to keep on playing.
I believe getting outside is great mentally and physically. It just happens that basketball helps my state of mind. Once the restrictions ease up in your city, try finding something outside that will help you. Of course, be careful out there.
The song “The Lounge” is created by Bensound.
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Some might have noticed that they have been gaining a little weight during the isolation. Maybe you’re eating a little more or have a couple of adult beverages to pass the time. Some people have been calling it the quarantine fifteen. It’s understandable since there isn’t much to do at home. Usually I keep myself busy by playing recreational basketball. Unfortunately, the virus has postponed the season. The one thing that I’m doing to stay fit is yoga…….DDP Yoga.
I downloaded the app and paid for the year subscription. The subscription allows me to use the app on four devices. The features on the app are:
MY PROGRAM – This section has a 13 week schedule of different workouts. There are three different levels. Beginner, Intermediate and Advance.
WORKOUTS – There are many different workouts to choose from. There is no schedule and you can go about it at your own pace.
TRACKER – This section keeps track of your progress, such as calories burn and weight loss.
NUTRITION – Videos of different recipes that will teach you about healthy eating.
DDP TV – Documentaries of DDP helping people on their journey to a healthy lifestyle.
Personally, I use the “My Program” feature. I like having a weekly schedule to help me strengthen my muscles and improve my flexibility. I found that using the immediate workout schedule, I was able to lose 12 pounds in a month. I will say that I have cut out refine sugar in my diet, which is making a big difference. By doing this workout, I feel great and I will be in great shape for recreational basketball. Whenever that starts.
There are many ways to stay fit during this time. There are free YouTube programs and websites that can help you fight off the pounds. I suggest trying out DDP Yoga or find a program that fits your needs. You have nothing to lose.
Here is a link to DDP Yoga.
Here is a bio of DDP.
DAREBEE – This is a great website to find a workout for yourself.
“All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.”
That quote sums up my journey of making my short film. The time that I spent writing the script and working with different people to build this film has been incredible. The long hours of sitting in front of my computer and editing have finally come to an end. It feels like a big weight has come off my shoulder and it’s not really a bad thing. It’s just that this has been a big part of my life and to see it all done is just amazing.
The process has been an interesting one. It didn’t take me long to write the short film, it only took about a day. I just remember typing it out, with nothing slowing me down. It was a three day film shoot that was done at night into the wee hours of the morning. I will admit that I was only there for one of the days. Hey, I’m a writer. The actors and the crew manage to fight off the cold, to build such a great product. I couldn’t be more proud of them.
Now, the new challenge begins. What we want to do is get this in the festival circuit, which I never did before. I’m sure it’s the luck of the draw, but we are up for the task. At least I mark off something on the bucket list.
Here is the Trailer.