Saturday, November 21, 2009

Long time no see!

I know, surprise, surprise. I'm writing. It has been a while and I've been busy. I have been off the HCG for over a month and have been maintaining well. I pretty much stick around 158-160 depending on the day. I'm going to do one more short round in January and see where I am.

I have not felt like exercising at all lately. Don't know why. Just not motivated. I think it's the cold. The stupid thing is, exercise will warm you up. It helps with SAD, it helps burn calories and it makes you feel good with endorphins. So why do I resist? I don't know. Because I'd rather write in my book, or read a good book, or take long, hot baths with a good book and watch long movies.

I guess that leaves only one thing. Am I lazy? I don't think that's it because I can make myself sit at the computer and write all day if I have to! lol When I have a goal, nothing stops me. I guess I worked out so long and so hard and felt like I made no progress, that it lost its appeal.


I wish my body would work for me. I'm tired of a daily aching neck, sore low back and feet that kill me if I run. (and that began long before I started writing) What is wrong with this picture? I'm tempted to say that life's not fair, but then I did get a book deal and that is pretty dang fair! lol


Tristi Pinkston said...

Awesome that you're holding steady! And maybe your body is just telling you that it needs a break and will be ready to hit life again soon.

Shanna Blythe said...

It is great that you are holding steady--I really overdid it in the department of exercise a little while ago--my knee literally swelled up and I hadn't done anything to it. Every other part of my body just ached and hurt. So I really cut out the exercise and figure maybe I just need to go more slowly, which TOTALLY works for me because I'd just love to dump the whole concept of exercise DOWN the toiled and watch it swirl away into oblivion.

Alas. Our bodies will only allow us to do so much. Swimming--if your body tends to ache and hurt a lot when exercising--swimming is one of the best things you can do for it. If only I had a heated swimming pool in my basement! It isn't so bad during the summer, but getting into any water that isn't wonderfully warm during the winter? Yeah. Not so much fun!