Back in my bubble

I spent last week in the mountains visiting my daughter. We hiked, we skied, we relaxed and enjoyed the beauty of the Rocky Mountains and now I’m back in my Winnipeg bubble. The rules changed again and we are all asked to do our part to flatten the curve and take the pressure off the health care workers and that’s exactly what I intend to do.

My bubble will be very small as I want to see my parents and help out my mom. What that means is that all HMC activity will be online only. Now is the time to self motivate and keep your wellness program going strong.

I wrote a blog last spring as to how I was going to fill my time in self quarantine and so even though I am not 100% locked down I will create a new list to inspire me each day to get up with purpose and enjoy each and every day. If we don’t plan for our health and wellness it likely won’t happen. Instead of complaining I’m taking some time to make a list of what I will do over the next 2-4 weeks to stay engaged, be productive, keep my body and mind healthy and happy and share that with others.

Here’s my plan

1. Create an online HMC Wellness store that I hope to introduce later this week.

2. Walk my dog daily no matter how cold or windy it is. You can dress for any weather.

3. I will do yoga every other day and a weight circuit workout on the opposite days in my basement workout space.

4. I will work on organizing my photos. A job that never got completed in the spring.

5. I will connect with friends and family via zoom and Facetime so I can continue to see my parents in person.

6. I will journal and meditate daily. It may only be for short periods of time but I will do it and focus on the positive.

7. I will spend time reading each day.

8. I will spend time learning about something new each day.

9. I will try new healthy recipes and share the good ones on HMC.

10. I will stay positive by not spending time on social media or getting sucked into the rabbit hole.

I know that things are tough these days but if you make a plan, reach out to others, share a smile we will get through this together. Find the positive and purpose in your day and don’t get sucked in by the negative “Nancy’s” who can only complain. Life is too short … think happy.


  1. Linda Easton on November 16, 2020 at 8:14 am

    Thanks Carol just yesterday I put together a similar list for myself. I think it is important during these times to stay focused on wellness of the body and mind. Hope others will follow your lead and do something similar. It’s way too easy to fall into a rut of sitting in front of the TV and snacking. Now is the perfect time to get all those little projects done that you have been putting off for a rainy day as well as some daily self care. Take Care and Stay safe.

    • Nancy Hill on November 16, 2020 at 8:55 am

      I agree Carol. I always have a list of things I want to do. Whether it’s new physical challenges, connecting with friends and family, revisiting activities/crafts/hobbies I used to do or home projects I’ve been putting off, the list keeps growing. It’s a time to take care of yourself and those around you.
      Not a “negative Nancy” here.

  2. Tracey Kleysen on November 16, 2020 at 8:16 am

    Carol I’m loving and joining your game plan. We can do hard things and there are always silver linings! Let’s make this time about self improvement and smelling the roses that are buried deep in the snow but none the less there. Thank you for this am grateful for you and your positivity❤️

  3. Dee on November 16, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    I am on the same program, actually using that Fabulous app to keep reminding me of the new habits. It looks like we will have a chance to be even healthier versions of ourselves after this time at home. Like you, I think the more we stay at home, the healthier everyone can be.

  4. Julie Enns on November 16, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    Thank you for your motivation!
    I agree we all must get outside daily and dress fir the temperatures even for a short walk… it really helps!
    Take care everyone and I look forward to our future group walks💕

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