So, a few years ago (before I started writing again), I was an avid exerciser. Well, that quit shortly before I took up the addiction that I call writing. Since then, I’ve been a couch potato and an even worse snacker and chocolate addict. I’ve been wanting to start exercising again, and today I finally made it happen. Hopefully it’s here to stay!
This morning I woke up early and spent some time doing some small exercises on my Wii Fit Plus (which I love, by the way). Tonight when writing was going slow, I decided to hop back on it and see what I could do. I’m quite a bit disappointed that I can’t keep up with how much I could exercise before I quit. I want to be able to do it all like before, but I keep reminding myself that I can build back up to it. When I first started last time I was in pretty much the same position, but I kept going and didn’t give up. I was in great shape and ate healthy. Now I need to start that journey all over again, but I can do it!
I’m a writer, so why am I telling you this? Because it’s important to take care of all aspects of your life. I’ve let writing take control of too much of mine. I need to take at least a half an hour every day to build a healthy me. (And I need to stop being lazy and cook decent meals). Keeping balance in our lives will create healthier versions of ourselves. I really am addicted to writing, and so much of my life has suffered for it (especially the kitchen-anyone want to keep me company while I tackle that mess?). Now I’m putting everything back in place little by little. If I don’t, I will go crazy.
In May I’m running a 5k with my sisters. That has helped motivate me to start this process all over again. I’ve run two 5ks before, and I loved them. I really am not a runner at heart, but I love the feeling I get when I finish, like I’ve truly accomplished something. That is kind of the way it feels when I have a book go live.
Well, my break is over. Time for a few more planks, lunges, and squats. If you don’t hear from me again, my body revolted. Night all!