“I’m trying to make my witchy fitness updates sound a little witchier. I want to use them as my entries for other Halloween parties. Can’t you help?”
Yes, that was an email from a Wicked Darling. Care to know what I replied? Of course you do (if you don’t, just pretend). I said, “My dear, you’ve been a Witch since forever and a day. You do everything with a little witchy flare. Real Witches do the witchy thing all the time. Add yourself to your posts, and you’ll have entries that are witchy enough for anything.”
My Get Off Your Broom Witchy Update:
Calisthenics – Thrice a week
Walk – Twice a week
Run – Once a week
Reduced Caffeine and Sugar Intake – I went from 20 ounces of coffee to 8 ounces, and from 2.5 tablespoons of sugar to… are you ready? 1 tablespoon! That is a major dietary accomplishment for me. And I love the fact that I can’t really feel the difference. I used to drink 10 ounces of French vanilla yumminess as soon as I woke up, and then a second shot of sweet hot yum while I was in school.
On long school/writing days I would drink as much as 30 ounces of delight—I know, you don’t have to say it… Well, last week I began to brew only 8 ounces in the morning, and split that into two servings. I’ve been enjoying 4 ounces (very slowly) when I wake up, and the other half at 2:00 PM or so. And it’s working beautifully.
No More Stair Climbing Exercises – My hip definitely doesn’t like that activity. I’ve learned to listen to my hip, for she can make my life pure painful misery if I don’t. I’m okay with the change. I’ll be fine walking twice a week and running only once a week. When I do more than that, I’m too tired to write or to enjoy my family as much as I should; and my witchery, my loves and my writing are the three things I refuse to sacrifice.
And here are my 3rd Week’s Stats:
Calisthenics – Only one day of aerobic exercises this week, but don’t worry, my Piano Man made sure I burned a bunch of calories. Hm, maybe that’s the reason I’m so tired…
Walk – I went for 2 walks, a total of 5.5 miles. But I was on my feet for more than 10 hours at New York Comic Con, so that has to count for something. If you don’t think it does, ask my feet; they will tell you all kinds of things.
Last week, Serenity invited us to do a bit on research on emotional eating, which seems to be one of the big problems when trying to attain a healthy weight and body image. I’m not an emotional eater, I’m an emotional writer. When I’m sad I write; when I’m happy I write; when I’m angry a lot of my characters die in the most gruesome of ways. But I do have a problem that I believe interferes with my fitness goals: I don’t drink enough water.
Actually, in NPR’s “Five Myths About Drinking Water” Dr. Stanley Goldfarb says that my water drinking habits might not be as terrible as I think. I’ve never been good at the drink 8 glasses of H2O a day bit. I’m more of an eat lots of fruit, drink some lemonade and then force yourself to drink a couple of glasses of water kind of girl. I drink my fluids, just not as much as most people I know. My body seems not to like that much water, and I’m okay with that.
I’ll just avoid those days in which my body seems not to like any water at all…
I hope everybody had a wonderful week. If you haven’t, visited the All Hollow’s Grim partiers and enter this giveaway and this one too. Lastly, do you have any advice for our Wicked Darling who wants to make her posts a bit witchier?
Lastly, again, some New York Comic Con 2011 Pictures:
Spider-Man hanging upside down.
Edward Scissorhands and Thor hanging out together.
Optimus Prime without his head. Dark Helmet with his ginormous headgear.
Day fifteen to Get Off Your Broom, and The Real Witches of Halloween and The 2011 Countdown to Hallowe’en and yeah, party! Have you visited Danni, Lyn, Serenity and the rest of the witchy partiers yet?