I used to use my lunch breaks for writing, even on days I planned on working out. The early afternoon is best for creative productivity and I didn’t want to lose it. I’m trying to manage my health better, and part of that requires me to actually work out. No more “healthy metabolism” for me. No more managing weight loss strictly through nutrition (though really, that last time I did that was high school?).
I just didn’t want to lose my writing time.
In order to give my workouts a serious consideration, I signed up for a 5k with a friend. Then I TOLD everyone I signed up. Now I have to run it. And now I have to train for it or I’m to look pretty flaky.
This past week, I worked out 6 of 7 days, lost 2 pounds and can fit back into the last pair of jeans I’d had to hide in my closet because I didn’t want to be caught dead in them.
Three days included running + weights. Other days included some variation of yoga, jumping rope, running stairs with laundry baskets (go ahead TRY to tell me that isn’t a workout).
I’m sleeping better, which means I’m not fighting my alarm in the morning. My mind is clearer and I’m writing better. I completed two short story projects this week. And that was with LESS writing time.
Losing writing time isn’t the issue. Using the time better is a direct result of taking better care of myself.
So how do you fit in your fitness time? Or don’t you? I’d like to hear.
~ Happy Writing