What's up Wednesday
Writing is a pretty sedentary activity. Oh, I can travel or visit museums for research and I’ve been known to run dialogue through my head as I fold laundry, but at some point, my bottom has to be in the chair with my hands on the keyboard.
Which means I spend more time sitting down than most people. And that can lead to chronic writer problems like being overweight, having poor circulation and carpel tunnel woes.
So I’ve been trying to take responsibility for my own health by hitting the treadmill more regularly. Before I begin working on my new project, I walk for 30 minutes each morning. Well, I intend to, anyway. So far I have 3 days in a row. They say it takes 21 days to ingrain a new habit in a person’s life, so I have a way to go.
I’ll let you know how I’m doing next week. Since I’m not a fan of sweaty pursuits, I have to give myself a “carrot” while I submit to the exercise “stick.”I prop my cellphone on the treadmill and read. The minutes fly by.
As women, we often put ourselves last, but I encourage you to do something for yourself today. Something that will improve your health and well being.
What will that be?