Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Things to Ponder.

I have just cheated my own blog. I've revised yesterday's post and thought I'd throw in something a little more important like what I just found. Our awesome blogging buddy Madeleine Maddocks is hosting a Blogfest over at Scribble and Edit. It sounds like a lot of fun and a little bit of a challenge when you think about it. Head on over there right now and sign up.

Then I found this. It's a great place to go for free exercise videos. Yes, I decided to throw a little aerobics into my mundane life of power walking. You gotta mix things up a bit, and as writers, exercise can fall by the wayside when we're working towards our writing goals. But it's so important that we take care of ourselves. So, with a little help from a free cardio workout in the comfort of your own home, pushing that chair back for twenty minutes is not a big deal. Er, okay so maybe it is. I think I pulled something in my armpit. There is a muscle there. Who knew? My brother suggested I join the gym for support and take a few classes. "In public?" I said. No, no, no. Nobody needs to see me in an exercise class. I have no rhythm whatsoever and I am so glad I took my own advice and stayed in my office. Now I can look like a wet, wounded bird trying to take flight in the privacy of my own home. Thank you little brother. And now you can too. I think we should support each other with our writing but how about our health too. I'm thinking about launching a Biggest Writing Loser group right here on the blog. Once a week, we can share and lean on each other. You can even email me when you're in a drive thru and I'll talk you out of there.I will make you order the apple dippers. I swear I will. What do you think? Word/Weight count Wednesday anyone?


  1. Oh I like the sound of those exercise videos. I tend to beg out in front of the DVD player. Films are a big weakness of mine. :O)

  2. Bless you for shouting out about my blogfest I think it will be a great challenge and food for thought :O) x

  3. A wet, wounded bird trying to take flight...

    Please tell me you're writing comedy. I just nearly choked on my tea.

  4. lol... I love it! I think it's a great idea! I've been thinking the same. I mean, let's face it: as writers we are prone to get the secretary spread. I've prolly put on 20 pounds in the last 2 years I've been serious about writing. Maybe it's like a rite of passage...but I do miss my size 6 clothes. :( Maybe some day....... A girl can dream, right??

  5. Oh great, exercise. I know I need it, just don't have the motivation to follow through with it. After my full time job, I have to decide what I am doing next. Blog, write, critique...Argh. I know, I should just get up earlier and do a kick ass video and bust it out. Truth be told, I would probably have more energy, focus and ambition! Damn it all to hell! *going to bust a move with a new video!*

    Thanks for the linkage. I actually need to get back into my yoga. I always felt better with that. lol


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