Journal Entry 365 – Quarantine

Due to the Coronavirus, I have basically been a hermit for the past week as I have been working from home and had no real reason to go out. Time has somewhat changed meaning a bit for me. I go to sleep later, wake up later, save money on gas (although all of it went to food), but it almost just feels like the past week was just one really long day haha. I have enjoyed working from home though for a change. I’ve been working for the past 6 years of my life and never had the experience of working from home daily for that long of a stretch of time.  The whole situation still feels a bit unreal. Almost like its a movie or something. The more people that quarantine though, the less it spreads. This basically means the duration of this virus is really dependent upon people doing what they are supposed to.

I will admit though, one thing about this whole situation has been really annoying. Celebrities are getting tested with ZERO symptoms. These tests are hard enough to come by already and they are wasting tests on the famous elite for literally no reason. It’s like why are you getting tested if you’re not sick? Why not save for it the people that are checking into the hospital with it? – LAME

Sarah, unfortunately, had to go into the office a few days last week, because she is the only one that can do a particular function. She has been racking up the OT in the meantime. She actually went to the grocery store on Friday after work and stocked up. Luckily most everything we were looking for was in stock. I’ve been eating a lot healthier at home than I normally do haha. I eat way more fruit and have been eating salads or eggs every day for lunch instead of those convenient protein chips. I actually have time to do a short workout on my lunch break and then have enough time to make lunch right after for the latter half of my day. Since the gym is closed, I have been doing home workouts. Mainly just calisthenics but it has been enjoyable.

In my free time, I’ve been watching Hunter X Hunter. This is the first anime I’ve watched in awhile and after a slow start, this show has been GOLD. Some of the best and most intense fights that I’ve seen. My friend did not let me down on this recommendation. I’m almost done with it though and once I finish, plan on knocking out another book.

Journal Entry 364 – Coronavirus / Youfit

A lot has been going on in the world recently. Coronavirus has spread across the globe and turned into a pandemic from its previous epidemic status. It has caused all major professional and collegiate sports to suspend and as you might imagine, this causes billions of dollars of lost revenue. The market has also been tanking, schools have shut down for 2 weeks to a month, universities have shut down and moved all course material online, stores are running out of supplies, especially toilet paper (not sure why). It really reminds me of a scene out of a movie. People that are unsure of what the Coronavirus holds are freaking out and apparently taking all of their money out of the market. They also turn to financial advisors as to what steps to take next.

Most office workers are also allowing their employees to work from home. This is to prevent the spread of germs and limit close contact with others as much as possible. Personally, I think its a good idea. If you are able to work from home, why risk it? The vast majority of the year you are at the office so taking some time to wait out the storm to die down and prevent as many people from getting sick as possible should be priority at this point.

Some people are saying its all a hoax and stating that its fear-mongering by the media. Also, saying that only a small fraction of people have died from it. However, I’m not sure this is a good idea to hold. People like to act like experts when in reality they have no clue about the implications of this sickness. I think it does need to be taken seriously. Some experts predict it to be far worse than the flu and others think its a politically motivated scare tactic. The truth is usually somewhere in the middle.

I also ended up quitting Gold’s Gym. A 7 year run (about) but I needed a change. The gym was getting insanely packed, the equipment was all thrown together, it smelled bad and honestly started to become a chore to even go. So I ended up joining Youfit instead. It’s certainly a different type of gym and attracts a different audience. However, it pretty much has everything I need. It’s much cheaper at $12.99 a month instead of $30 (which is one of lowest rates possible at Gold’s), has plenty of room, machines, dumbbells up to 90lbs, benches, squat racks, etc…. 12-4 is their slowest time, so perfect for myself.