Considering the fact that I'm probably the furthest thing from a doctor, I'm not here to argue about how the virus spreads, who it's killing, or how you should be "social distancing".. No, you've seen enough of your parent's friends share articles on Facebook saying "FYI"... Shit, that whole part of this pandemic might be worse than being quarantined! I'm here to talk about how it's affecting our daily lives, and how "Fat Boy Friday" might just turn into everyday for someone like me.
As of February 2020, I was a regular gym goer (Check out my Fitness account on Instagram). I was running on the treadmill at least 4 days a week. I was in the best shape of my life since high school, which was the last time I found myself running for non-drinking related reasons.
But as of last week, most places are closed other than hospitals, gas stations, and grocery stores. Which means that my gym and many other's were forced to close. So what does this mean? We have gone into full-blown fat boy mode. Because of this quarantine bit, slightly ambitious people are just not exercising anymore.
Thanks to the gym closing, you can't just work out from home unless you want pissed off neighbors below you pounding on their damn cieling every 5 minutes. And dieting? Forget about it, that doesn't exactly go hand-in hand with sitting in the same chair for the entire day. Trust me, I do that every Sunday.
And don't even get me started on the increase of calories due to alcohol consumption... Ladies and gentleman, this is shaping up to be the most wild bender we might ever see. As winters in North Dakota have taught me, what else is there to do when you're forced to sit inside all fucking day? I bet you can guess it, they've been doing it since the beginning of time. The innovation we are about to witness when it comes to consumption is going to be off the charts.
I'd imagine that the lack of exercise and increase in caloric consumption will leave people at point where they won't be physically able to fit out their front door when this things over. So I guess we just stay inside and get fat together. Cheers!