Healthy Writer Week 2

WooHoo! Week Two! Okay, that’s as excited as I’m going to get. I’m happy to report that I accomplished my goal of more movement last week. Monday was kind of a bust. It was pouring rain and the cough was still hanging on, however, I accomplished it every other day of the week

I took three spin classes and from Wednesday thru Sunday and when the rain stopped, I walked 4.5-5 miles per day. Not bad, right? The new puppy, a one-year-old Husky, is making the walking a necessity. He gets crazy in his head if we don’t walk twice a day which is awesome since it forces me to get out and get moving.

I’ve also started tracking my food and exercise on my LoseIt! App on my phone. I love this app. The free version has a lot of good features. It keeps me honest and forces me to make better eating choices. If I have to write it down and see how many calories I’m eating I’ll think twice about the cookies. It’s always about the cookies.

I didn’t weigh myself last week. It was a crazy busy work week but my clothes are looser! Woot! That makes me happy. I will start weighing in this week and report back next week.

My goals this week:

◆ Keep moving
◆ Track my eating
◆ Weigh in
◆ Make some healthy snacks to keep around!

How are you doing with your healthy writer goals? I’d love to hear.





Healthy Writer Week 1!

So I’m not normally a health conscious person. I spend the majority of my time up in my head creating characters, making up crazy stories and in general not paying attention to what the rest of my body is doing.

This is why I have broken toes and bruises on my shins on a fairly regular basis. My family says I’m klutzy but I know it’s just that my head is an interesting place. This inattention to what my body is up to has led to some issues. I need to lose weight (can you say sedentary job?) and I have aches and pains I didn’t use to have so over the next year I’m committed to getting in better shape and taking better care of myself.

Healthy writer weekly posts are born! Ugh.

This week my goal is to move for an hour at least a day. Go to spin, walk, lift some weights or do some HIIT exercise. You’re impressed that I know what HIIT is right? Just so you know, I read blogs. I don’t do what they say but I read them.

I’m changing my diet too. My whole family is, thankfully, on the bandwagon otherwise this would be tough. The goal will be to eat more of a plant-based diet, more healthy fats and change my eating window. More on that in a later post.

Also, I’m reading The Healthy Writer by Joanna Penn and Dr. Euan Lawson. Lots of great information on creating a healthier lifestyle as a writer. I’m getting so much out of it and I’m not even halfway through.

I will report back next Monday with my movement results and with the next Healthy Writer post.

Sigh. I really should have thought this through better…

Let me know in the comments what you’re doing to keep yourself healthy while you spend your days writing. What is your favorite way to get your ‘steps’ in? I’d love to hear about it.


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