Stay Healthy (and sane!) during COVID-19

How are you doing in the midst of all this corona virus madness?! (which Black Twitter has affectionately coined #DatRona 😂)  

Being quarantined and maintaining social distance means gym closures and extra idle time for snacking and xtra calories.  But let’s look at the bright side.  Most of us are working remotely now  which means we can use our commute time for our workouts.  Yeah!!! 👏 👏 

Although most of this is out of our control, there are a few things you CAN do over the next 14 days to stay healthy (and sane!) during COVID-19.

Limit Your Carbs

To avoid weight gain, limit your carb intake, especially on the days you don’t workout.  Carbs metabolize into glycogen (sugar) that is used for energy.  Carbs that aren’t burned for fuel are stored as fat, leading to weight gain and cellulite if you don’t burn it off!  Aim for 1 cup of carbs at each meal so your body is getting only enough to fuel your workouts.  For a complete list of the best whole, unprocessed carbs, read my blog post:  Macronutrients Simplified

Exercise to Stay Sane! 

The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week (or 30 minutes a day).  At a minimum, make sure you’re doing that.  Exercise clears your mind and reduces stress.  It also triggers the release of feel good endorphins that amp up your mood!  

There’s 7 days in a week.  My moto is to workout at least 4 of them.  That way you’re exercising more days than you’re resting – and burning those extra calories.  

14 Day #DatRona Workout Playlist

If you’re looking for some fun (and effective) workouts to do from home while you’re trying to maintain social distance (and your waist line), I got you covered!

Below is my FREE 14 Day #DatRona Workout playlist to help you stay fit & fabulous and germ free.  It includes all 5 components of fitness: cardio, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility training and body fat composition. All the workouts are in the Jiggle Free Zone Free Classes Studio and can be done online from your phone, tablet or computer! 

Let’s make the best of this crazy, uncertain situation so we can stay as healthy as possible.  Stay beautiful and stay blessed!


COVID-19 | CDC Guidelines for Staying Healthy

  • Avoid Close Contact  –  The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. Avoid crowds and maintain a social distance of 6 feet.
  • Protect Yourself –  Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.  Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home if you’re sick. 
  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

Read the full CDC article

Follow the Jiggle Free Zone Facebook page for updates on staying healthy & fit (and sane!) during this COVID-19 pandemic. 

Written by MaShelle Dean
Hey Fam! I'm MaShelle, your Fit & Fabulous Coach. I'm an AFAA Certified Fitness Instructor and lifestyle blogger living in Atlanta with my husbae, Ron. The Jiggle Free Zone is the place to come for fitness inspiration, product reviews, and workout proof hair tutorials. Be sure to sign up for the Fit & Fab newsletter so you never miss my tips on living a #fitandfabulous life!