Monday, May 6, 2013

I'm a Lazy, Shiftless, Idiot

Back in December, I was really getting into the workout frame of mind, if you recall. I was psyched to do Jamie Eason's LiveFit trainer, I'd signed up for my first 5K and I was raring to go!

Fast forward two months. I was so into lifting heavy weights to change my muscles that I didn't watch my form and I hurt my knee. Had to stop LiveFit and running for a bit. A bit turned into three months of being a serious lazybones. Becoming a serious lazybones turned into a weight gain of epic proportions. I'm not going to give my number, because I'm a lady, and real friends would NEVER ask (right...?), but suffice it to say, it was higher than I've ever gotten, and that CANNOT happen. My grandmother died of weight-related diabetes complications. I can't let that happen to me.

Now, that 5K that I signed up for, is this weekend. I am so behind on my training. I did a walk-run yesterday for about an hour, and then a walk/run around my neighborhood this morning. My hamstrings were super tight, so when I got home, I stretched a bit. When I met my friend, Emily, for treadmill time again today, my app quit on me, but I still managed to do the 90 seconds of walking and 60 seconds of running for 20 minutes. Better than nothing. Going to do more stretching today and tomorrow, and every day this week. Luckily, Color Me Rad (the race I'm running) is a fun run, and they're not concerned about speed.

I've always been a procrastinator. I get psyched up for things, and then I lose momentum. It's like writing. I got excited when I published my first book that I started writing book two right away. Book Two took me so much longer to write than I'd anticipated. When I finally finished it, I'd started outlining Book Three right away, so I had something to follow, and hopefully wouldn't get struck with writer's block.

One of the goals I am determined to stick with this year is to finish and publish books 2-4 of Spy Sisters, and also write and publish my first stand-alone Chick Lit novel. I'm working on it as a project while working with this book. It's a step-by-step, day-by-day process to finish your novel in a year, or less. Personally, I'm hoping for less. I hope I get mine done in two months. Right now, I'm working through my characters.

This year, my writing goals and my fitness goals will be achieved. It takes a cognizant effort on my part, and I can't get lazy again. I just can't.

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