Thursday, May 31, 2007

Writing is a Sedentary Experience

I have never in my life been so sedentary. I've also never in my life weighed this much. (Except when I was pregnant, but that doesn't count because there was a whole human being inside me.) I may not be a rocket scientist, but I'm pretty sure there could be a connection between those two things. Sedentary = weight gain.

Even when I had a desk job - which was a large part of my life - I was up and down all the time. Going here and there, out in the warehouse, upstairs to the purchasing department, rarely sitting still for any great length of time. With writing, this little desk and keyboard are my entire world. I sit here in the morning and don't move from it except to eat until I'm done for the day. This can't be good for me. (Again, no rocket scientist, but I'm pretty sure.)

Last week when I went to Disney World, I got tired. By the mid-afternoon, my back ached and I just wanted to go sit down. This is not acceptable. I'm a Park Open to Park Close girl. I want to see Mickey come in on the train and stay until the last firework has faded. I don't want to waste any time sitting down resting. That's for old people, which I keep telling myself over and over, I am NOT.

So I went to the video store and discovered - gasp! - they have an entire section of Fitness videos! Who knew? The variety available is a bit overwhelming, but I went with Denise Austin because I'd heard of her and she was never a supermodel or married to a cable television mogul. That I know of.

I got one DVD of Pilates stuff and another of indoor walking. I'd heard of Pilates but didn't really know what it was. Did you know it's a system of exercise named after Joseph Pilates? Again, who knew?

My regimen is that I do the Pilates one day and the walking thing the next, alternating for variety and because Denise says I should. Today is my fourth day. Every muscle in my body hurts. But it's a good kind of hurt. I'm blogging about this because the more people I tell, the more likely I am to keep it up. I'm an overachiever and I'd be embarrassed if someone asked me how the exercise was going and I had to say I'd quit doing it.

So please. Feel free to ask. Often.

Now I'm going to the hairdresser. I have this unusual condition in which my natural blonde hair has a tendency to be very dark at the root, so I have chemicals applied to it about every six weeks.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it. Have a great day.



Tina Bendoni said...

So, how's the exercising coming?

Susan Cody said...

Thanks for asking! I haven't missed a day yet!

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