Health and Writing

Lately, I’ve been on a growing health kick. I’ve made a few simple changes in my life and am hoping they are a gateway to more healthy lifestyle choices. Sometimes, I think it’s easy to be tempted into sitting on the couch at my laptop all day and forget the rest of my body needs to be worked out too, not just my brain! I’m curious what you all do to ensure you stay healthy, overall.

Check out my list below. These are the things that I’ve incorporated into my life. Do you have any recommendations for me of new healthy habits I could try?

-I make a simple smoothie every day for lunch. I make it in the morning, stick it in the freezer at work, and let it thaw about an hour before it’s time to eat.

-I am consistently making real dinners at home. This saves money and I find I’m oddly proud of myself when I make something particularly delicious.

-I ran a half-marathon a couple months ago, but am no longer motivated to do longer runs. Instead, I’ve been walking a three mile loop with our dog 3-4 times a week. I love walking and it’s a great time to listen to audiobooks šŸ™‚

-Lastly, I’m doing strength exercises again! I have always been terrible at consistency concerning exercises. Usually after a month or two, my motivation fizzles, but that’s not stopping me from giving it another go. If you have any suggestions for keeping up motivation, be sure to let me know in the comments!

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4 thoughts about "Health and Writing"

  • Jamie Ayres says:

    Sounds wonderful . . . you’ve inspired me to take these steps! I did this a few years ago and felt wonderful.

  • Candilynn says:

    Love smoothies! I find yoga helps me in so many ways, especially my writing life. šŸ™‚

  • Those all sound like excellent changes. I bet you feel better and are probably more productive too. After all, you need to look your best for your book jacket photo. šŸ™‚

  • TL Conway says:

    Good for you for making these changes! I’ve ran a few HMs and found that after each one, I needed to take at least 3 months off from long runs. I’ve been going for walks as well, using the time to catch up on some podcasts.

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