I love WAVE 4

Hong Kong is officially in Wave 4 of COVID-19. Schools and gyms are closed. There has been a lot more untraceable cases this time. No dine-in after 6pm.

Yes. Fourth time.

I hate working out at home, because it’s all about maintaining. When I go to the gym, all workouts lead to “gaining.” It could be adding weights or increasing reps. Home workouts aren’t intensive enough. I have to work out every day just to minimise my losses. That is not motivating at all, and I am dreading it.

Strangely, I think I have gotten better at going through waves. I have found the best way to deal with them, is to use this time to form some new habits.

So in Wave 4, which looks like will last for more than 6 weeks, I aim to:

  1. Remove phone in the bathroom
  2. Touch my knees with my forehead
  3. Touch the ground with my knees on a butterfly stretch
  4. Write short journal daily (again …)


First, I am combining 1 and 4. Eww. Yep. But I have a feeling it is going to work. Every morning, instead of doing my business and checking my phone, I will use that time to write. 3 goals for the day, 3 things I am grateful for, 1 thing I will work on. At the end of the day, right before shower: What surprised me, what made me laugh, what is the one thing I wish I will do differently.

Second, in order to achieve 2 and 3, I will work out every day and alternate between HIIT and stretching.

Frankly, as I am wrapping this article up, I feel the goals aren’t substantial enough. I have the urge to add more.

But I have failed so many goals I know this list is good enough.

See you at Wave 5.