This is NOT my butt. Yet, it's quite the visual, huh?
We hear all the time about writer's BLOCK but what about writer's BUTT? It's a real problem...one I suffer from.
Ahhh...I need to exercise. Yet, I'm in no shape to do it :)
Just the idea of going for a walk makes me want to crawl in between my covers and snuggle in bed some more. And yet (yes, another 'yet') I need to do something. Because, here's the thing: I'm a writer. The majority of my day is spent sitting, hunched over my laptop (my precious), moving only my fingers. The rest of my body is sedentary. Okay, that's not entirely true. My eyelids blink every now and again. Really, if you think about it, the way a body sits at the computer, hunched, bent, elbows and arms close to the body, can't be good for the neck, arms, shoulders, legs and most importantly THE BUTT. It's unnatural.
I HAVE to write. I HAVE to edit. My deadline schedule leaves me very little wiggle room to work with (ha,ha, ha that's kind of pun-like right there). Sitting for hours and hours and hours day after day isn't a good thing. Oh, yeah, my mind is working away, but my body is paying the price. I must do something...but what?
Exercise, for the most part, really sucks. It does. No one goes and exercises for fun (if they say they do then they are liars and you should most definitely punch them in the nose). Running totally BLOWS (been there and done that...I'm not a fan). Yoga? Hmmm...have you seen those skinny..."ladies" that go to those classes? Yeah, not a fan of that either. Water aerobics? Gotta wear a swimsuit and get wet...no thank you. So what are my options? I haven't a clue. The one thing I do know for certain: I can NOT exercise at home. I'm too tempted to get on my laptop (did I mention it's my precious?)
My desire to change is there but my will power to make it happen, not so much. Whatever I do needs to be simple, non-painful, and not take up a lot of time. Really, if I could find an exercise plan that doesn't "feel" like exercise then I'm more likely to participate and continue the regime. I'm open to suggestions. Right now, I'm leaning towards joining the local rec. center where the old folks go and walk laps (so boring) but these are my kind of people (oxygen tank carrying people, people with walkers and hip replacements) because they won't judge me for my lack of muscle mass or for my flat jiggle bottom. In fact, I'll probably look pretty dang good to them :)
Anyhoo...I'm open to suggestions (non-painful, easy and simple suggestions) to get my writer's butt in gear. Help my writer's butt. Give me your tips and tricks. Until then, I'll be sitting here, waiting. Growing my butt :)
12/20/2012 02:32:49 am
try Zumba at home its really fun and you can make fun of yourself like i do myself i think i look like a monkey that has really lost its mind...lol
12/20/2012 06:44:45 am
Dancing like a monkey that lost it's mind sounds AWESOME!
12/20/2012 06:46:13 am
Just to clarify, that is NOT my butt (just a pic on the web), but that's where I'm headed if I'm not careful.
12/20/2012 03:31:00 am
I feel you! I agree that Zumba at home is fun, easy, and non-intimidating! And, it is a legit workout.
12/20/2012 06:48:34 am
You're totally right--I have to WANT it. And I do. When I used to run I hated it but always felt much better once I'd done it. So I'm really going to try and get my butt up off my chair and do something. Walking is my go-to exercise, but I think I'd like to give zumba a try.
12/20/2012 06:29:27 am
Try a stairmaster or a treadmill. You can read and plot while doing it. The plus to it is you can start slow and easy and stay that way if you want.
12/20/2012 06:50:38 am
Me and the stairmaster had a bit of a run in at the gym once, but the treadmill and I are good friends :) I've just got to hit the gym and do something. Must. Get. Motivated.
I totally have this condition as well Angela!
12/21/2012 09:16:37 am
Belly dancing? Now that sounds fun. You don't have to show people your belly, do you? That could be troublesome.
No bare bellies required! Most women wore gym clothes, tee shirts and yoga pants. Once I didn't have time to change so I showed up in an argyle sweater :)
I started doing yoga after an injury a few years ago and I love it so much. I never went to an actual class, though. I have DVD's that I follow and my best friend (who lives 2 time zones away) and I do them at the same time. Sometimes we Skype while doing it so we're not alone but we're following our own routines. She was in a massive car accident a few years ago and is very happy to be walking. The yoga is getting her back on her feet more and more. I have a friend who's a zumba instructor and she keeps telling me to try it so I might have to go check it out. I will admit to wanting a higher intensity workout than just the yoga, even if I can bend myself it half at a very plus size.
12/21/2012 09:19:48 am
You should totally try the kick-boxing...and then come tell me what you thought of it. I've heard a lot of people like it, but I haven't tried it.
2/3/2013 04:12:52 am
Oh my, my ,my! You had me and all the co-workers rolling laughing! We too, sit on our dairy-aires 12 hours a day as 911 dispatchers with very little movement. Ha, LOVED this post!
1/8/2017 01:06:49 pm
I have to admit I giggled through this, but not too hard; I too suffer from writers butt, haha. I've taken to working standing up and doing squats while I wait on the kettle... it actually helps a little. I ended up writing a post which dealt with... well, dealing with your writers butt.
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