The Healthy Writers Club - Trying Something New

Feb 8, 2013

Not going to lie, I'm pretty impressed with my healthiness this week. In addition to exercising more, I also made several healthy meals from scratch and cut back on my junk consumption. And I feel great!

I'm kind of shocked by how much I'm enjoying my exercise. Since it's still cold and pollution-y in my neck of the woods, running has been on hold. My Zumba Kinect game is...well, let's say I can understand what all the hype is about. It is SO MUCH FUN. I'm actually finding excuses to exercise, instead of finding excuses not to. I'm so glad I gave something new a shot.

I think trying something new is important in all aspects of life. It keeps things fresh. In writing, I often try out new processes. In my next book, I'm trying something totally different with world-building. I love playing with new things in my writing-- and exercise.

Weekly Stats: 20 minutes of  Zumba x1, 45 minutes of Zumba x2
In-flight Entertainment Favorite: Can't pick out a song this week-- I had several favorites!
Coolest moment: Completing my first 45 minutes class and feeling great
Hardest moment: The last song before cool-down on the 45 minute workouts

So, my friends, do you like to try new things? What have you tried lately-- in writing, staying healthy, or life in genera--that's been new and fun?

16 comments:

Alexandra Tys O'Connor said...

You go! Exercise always clears the mind and invigorates the soul.

I am just finishing up my last week of Insanity. Grueling, but awesome. Going back for round two after a week break.

I think i may be crazy.

Mark Means said...

Nothing beats the rush you get from exercising...well done! :)

I've been taking a serious look at eating "Paleo", which would be something totally new for me.

Watching what I've been eating, as well as portions, as been my latest achievement and it's going well, so far.

Ghenet Myrthil said...

Go you!

I *really* need to get back into exercising and I want to give at-home Zumba a try. My husband as an xBox and a Wii so I want to get it for one of those ASAP! I'm also looking forward to warmer weather so I can exercise outside.

Myrna Foster said...

I love Zumba! I started going to classes last year, and it's so much fun. I have to push myself to try new things, but I'm usually glad that I did.

Michelle Merrill said...

Yay! Isn't Zumba so much fun? I just finished exercising on my wii :) And I'd love to hear about your new world building. That's one of my biggest weaknesses!

Miranda Hardy said...

Zumba sounds fun! I really need to try it.

Johanna Garth said...

I love Zumba. Glad you're enjoying it. I feel like I work through all kinds of things when I exercise.

Cheyanne said...

I LOOOOOOOOOOVe Zumba! I'm so glad you're liking it too!

L said...

Impressive. You are doing really well.

Naina Gupta said...

I am trying to get back into exercise as well. It's hard to take that first step but I know that once I get into it, I will get back into the routine.

Congratulations on all the hard work. I am sure it's worth it =)

DL Hammons said...

Work travel and irregular schedules have derailed me the last couple weeks, but I'm still positive.

You should be really proud of your accomplishments! :)

Yolanda Renee said...

Congrat's on your success! Feels good doesn't it!

I'm getting into the groove too, sticking with it this long is the true success for me!

Awesome!

Rachna Chhabria said...

Exercising sure is good. When I exercise I am more energetic and alert and can write better and for longer periods of time.

Jessie Humphries said...

I don't have zumba but I do have Dance 4 and I love the One Direction songs so very much :)

Angela Cothran said...

You can be my exercise example :)

akossiwaketoglo.com said...

Go you!
I'm really enjoying your updates. Wishing you another week of fun adventures and working out. :)

~Akoss

 
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