The biggest thing on my mind lately is staying in shape. Since I signed a contract with Carina Press in October 2012, I’ve been in my writing chair more than I ever have. Good news? Four books in the Texas Nights series out between August 2013 and November 2014! Bad news? I’m starting to feel the effects of all that sitting.
And apparently sitting is the new smoking, with everyone, their nana, and their dog proclaiming: “Sitting will KILL you!”
Enough to scare the crap out of a gal.
Let me say right now that I’ve never been an exercise lover. Yes, I’ve done the gym thing, the yoga thing, and lots of other “things,” but I rarely find anything that holds my interest for more than a few months (kinda the story of my life). And when asked, “Do you run?” my normal response is, “Only if I’m being mugged.” (Which, for the record, has yet to happen.)
I realize staying in shape is just like any other project. You need a plan, and then you need to work the plan.
Well, I’ve been without a plan for a little too long now. So it’s something I’ll spend time developing over the next month to six weeks. For now, I’m trying to walk between 8000-10,000 steps a day. The used treadmill I bought off Craigslist (and Tech Guy schlepped home for me) has helped tremendously.
I’m also considering dragging out my 10-minute pilates videos. I’m adding planks back into my day, and I’m making it a point to stretch every morning.
For those of you who work desk jobs, how do you keep your body strong and fit?
Today is National Jelly Bean Day. I used to not be a fan (how’s that for a convoluted sentence?), but now I’ll eat Jelly Bellies in limited quantities. What say you on the bean – yay or nay?