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 :)