Want to know what I’ve discovered? My goals are in direct conflict with one another. Yup. I mean, what was I thinking?
What are those two opposing goals? Walking more and writing more. The trouble, of course, is that one requires sitting on my butt at the computer for hours at a time and the other requires that I …uhm… don’t.
Since I no longer teach school, I’m not doing yard duty and the Hokey-Pokey every day. Getting enough activity every day has been a challenge. I do 45 minutes on the elliptical four times a week, walk, do yoga, but it’s not enough. How do I know? The scale is inching up over the past few months. Oh, and I’m monitoring my steps with a new fitbit.
You see, just to get to 8000 step minimum goal I’d set for myself yesterday, I had to walk around while checking emails on my smart phone. And I had to jog in place or dance all the way through Jon Stewart last night. Whew.
The writing goal? I intend to make serious, quantifiable progress in rewriting my NaNo novel. I will submit a chapter or two to my critique group every month with an eye toward finishing this second draft by year’s end.
This treadmill desk is an option, of course. But until I win the lottery, I’m guessing that dancing during the nightly news, Antiques Road Show and Downton Abbey will have to do.
I’ll keep you posted.