Today turned out to be a kick ass day! The first interval I went at 3.2 mph, the second and 3.5 and the third at 3.2 again and my only extra break is when I slowed down to check and see if my app crashed because it repeated a scene twice and I was about to lose my shit because I lost an hour’s workout. I’m not counting that as a real break, though since it was only 10-15 seconds before I got back up to speed.
I am noticing a much faster recovery time after my workouts but I’m also noticing that now my body does not like to be still. As a librarian, my job is pretty sedentary and; as I’ve said before, now I get extra stiff if I don’t move around enough during the day. I have been incorporating more strength exercises during the week and I may have to stop using my desk bike as a clothes rack and actually get on it. I have this suspicion that spending my off days on the bike will help me as the runs get longer.
You could have seen this post earlier on my Patreon.
Since I’m signed up for his newsletter, I went ahead and opted into Jeff Goins’ 500 Words Challenge. And so far, I’m doing pretty good! I think the only day I’ve missed was January first since I signed up for the challenge on the second.
I have been focusing on book 4 in the First Brood series since that’s the one I want to finish the most. Don’t worry. I’m still putting around with my other projects but First Brood 4 is what’s really been on my mind.
I know on the blog it says blogging counts but I haven’t been counting it because it’s the stories that will hopefully be providing me with the income I desperately need. Since I’ve built the momentum, I hope I can complete this challenge!
I was poking around the interwebz (as I am wont to do) and I found this:
And you know how Lenni finds it hard to turn down a challenge. I don’t expect to look like the lady in the picture (nor do I want to, honestly) but when I read this and my first thought was “Shit, I can’t even do one pushup” I didn’t like that I thought that way. I want to be able to lift my own body weight if I’m being chased by zombies or warewolves or fangirls or whatever.
Since there’s no time like the present, I’ll be starting this today. Game on, bitches! >D
I did it!! 😀 190 was my goal weight from the beginning and let me tell you, at 200 pounds, I thought it was impossible.
My goal now is just to maintain. My lowest weight was 179 and I looked a little gaunt. These days I’m thinking it’ll be good for me to maintain the pounds I lost rather than go for broke and try for another 20 pounds.
On this lovely snowday, I unveil my challenge for 2014. It’s an old one and I’ve done it before but for the volume of writing I hope to accomplish this year; a daily goal is a must.
1000 words a day equals out to roughly 5 written pages; depending on how messy my handwriting is that day. It’s a pain considering I am probably one of the few writers on the planet who still writes on paper before typing but I can try to meet and exceed this goal regardless. 🙂
Holy shiz, it was a freaking awesome day today. It was just warm enough to take a nice 2 mile walk and I had off so I was able to clean more crap out of the house! Yay! 😀
Sadly, the two mile walk means no Zumba today. I don’t wanna overdo it so I’ll be starting my 30 day squat challenge! 😀
Ahh, yes. Nothing like some ass on my blog to make me feel completely inadequate. :p But my goal isn’t to look like that anyway. XD My goal is to lose these last 10 pounds so I can finally stop frikkin thinking about it. 9_9 Between this and starting Zumba for the Wii again, I hope it’ll melt right off. 😉
Then I will make a rel effort not to bother with stressing about my weight anymore. Because if I’m stopping traffic NOW, 10 pounds won’t make a difference. 😉