LLEV Writes: Phase 3 of Pandemic

Just before COVID-19 changed everyone’s lives, I had a full time job offer with the city that was to start on March 25th, 2020. I had my non-city clients and classes scheduled before and after work to keep my fitness leadership career active. I was both...

FAQ and Recipe

I’ve been at my redeployment assignment in long term care for over two months now. Many people have asked a lot of similar questions. I thought I’d use this blog post to answer some of them. What do you do now at the home since you’ve moved out of...

LLEV Writes:Summer Solstice Update

Happy Solstice! My last blog post, I mentioned how I was ‘hanging by a thin thread’ in my redeployed role as a food service worker. A few days later, I injured my shoulder. Two weeks off work, with sleepless nights, crying in pain and also feeling like a...

LLEV Writes: 1 month as an Essential Worker Update

This redeployment assignment has tested my emotional and physical strength. I’m still hanging on by a thin thread. It will be interesting to look back on this time in the future but right now it’s never ending hardship. How I’ve coped so far. Making...

LLEV Writes- Week 2 of Essential service work

It’s been over two weeks since I began work as an essential service worker and I’m exhausted. Here are 8 points I’ve witnessed as a redeployed staff in a long term care home. There is a lot of positive cheer. Upper level staff from head office have...

LLEV Writes- Update

My month in quarantine, I kept myself busy with all the projects I never had enough time. I liked the challenge of keeping up my fitness leader skills in new ways and communicating more regularly with friends and family. A couple of weeks ago I watched the city...

LLev Writes- COVID Eating Habits

Almost every day since being in isolation, I have daily conversations with friends. I always ask what they’re having for dinner. I find changing the topic to food lightens everything. I have heard elaborate meal ideas and I even watched them eat it. Yet, with...

LLev Writes: Our Bodies during the Quarantine

Lately I’ve been listening to people talk about their struggles being away from the gym. Our bodies can change a lot in 30-60 days. Try not to let that bring you down right now. Instead adapt your workouts for this temporary lifestyle change. I’m used to...