So I am seeing a pattern here .... it's Thursday again and I'm writing on my blog.... maybe Thursday will be my new official WRITE ON YOUR BLOG day. But then I remember that I never actually write on here when I mean to, and therefore it would be silly to designate a specific day as I will probably not stick to it.
That being said, you can see why I struggled with balancing time between writing and exercising. I always say I'm going to exercise, just like I say I'm going to write on my Blog on a certain day, and then I don't do it. I admit, writing takes precedence - as it should, of course. As an author, isn't that what we do?
So I am always wondering about the balance between writing and remembering to exercise. I know I need to exercise. It's good for me! And I actually do like exercising when I remember to do it - or find the time. But therein comes the problem - I will never find time because all of my spare time is spent in front of a computer typing my heart out. By all accounts I am living the dream of many writers in that I get to write almost all day, if I so choose. This is my full time job. So then comes the question, do I take full advantage of that, or do I take the breaks to go and exercise?
I did find one solution for the balance between the two:
Yup, I could totally do this ..... except that I see the small problem of getting so into my story that I forget to keep walking and fall flat on my face. That could be a minor issue.
There is also the much suggested idea of sitting on an exercise balance ball while typing. Again, I'm not actually convinced this does much, since I do it all the time and I'm not really finding a difference. Actually there is one difference - my chair is a lot more bouncy and sometimes I get distracted bouncing up and down when I should be typing ....
So where do I draw the line, put down my writing, and go exercise?