Friday, January 18, 2019

New Priorities


The View from the Patio

Yolanda Renée © 2019                                          January 16, 2019


I’ve been walking. The only real exercise I enjoy. It was part of my New Year Plan. In the past, after I woke up, I drank a glass of water, made a cup of green tea, ate my banana, and then I reached for the computer. No more. Now it’s no computer until the walk is over, and I’ve accomplished at least 5,000 steps. I want 10,0000 steps a day, but for now, 5,000 is good. I finally realized that if I don’t make walking my first priority, it quickly becomes the last thing on my to-do list.

          Not good for a writer who sits all day. We’ll when writing anyway. Believe me, if I could figure out how to do the laundry and other household work while sitting on my butt, I would. But since that can’t be done, and despite the work put into housework, it isn’t enough to keep me fit and trim.
Therefore, the reason for my new policy. It’s all part of the do what I want when I want mantra. This year, health comes first!
Writing comes second. Mainly because I’ve pushed everything aside to write. I’ve done marathon sessions of 18 to 48 hours solely focused on the page. And it’s too much. If I’d have done that with my health and exercise, I’d be the healthiest person in the world. Okay, I exaggerate, but you know what I mean.
I will still pursue some marketing ideas. I’m constantly reading the latest on that, but damn, I’m not throwing money at it anymore. I may be wrong, but all I want to do is finish book five and get it on Amazon. Then I want to re-release the first three books, in an abridged form. And I have a great idea for a new novel set here in Myrtle Beach. I also want to submit some short stories to paying markets.
There you have it, the full scope of my New Year’s Resolutions. Are you still pursuing yours? 
Will we succeed and make it to the 31st?






Or revert to old habits!
     My money is on new habits! How about you?
    But now, I owe you an update on the 31st


“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” -; George Eliot

“How the New Year will turn out is entirely up to you. The attitude you bring, the determination you have, the goals you set all will result in the type of year that you will have. So let your attitude be positive, your determination be strong!” - Theodore W. Higginsworth



19 comments:

  1. Last April, I decided I had to start taking my health more seriously. You're right, as a writer, I have been known to sit in a chair for over 12 hours at a time with only breaks for coffee and bathroom stops. It's not a good way to live, at least not for long.

    Marketing. Bleh. What a bitch. I just want to write too.

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    1. I've really dropped the ball on marketing and it shows, but I love writing. Exercise is a bust but walking is fun!

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  2. Yeah, I said screw marketing a while back and haven't bothered with the crap since. And health has to take number one, doing that this year more too which will be noticeable soon.

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  3. Good for you! Because if you don't have your health, you won't be able to do anything else anyway. Keep working on those steps. (I won't tell you how many I usually get a day...)

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    1. Working out fine, not at a full 10,000 every day, but getting there!

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  4. That's great on the steps. I started with 7000 and now I usually get 9-10000 a day.

    There are a lot of marketing things I won't put money into anymore.

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  5. Good for you! Um, does it count if I spend time THINKING about getting more exercise...?

    No, huh? Paying more attention to our health is always a good idea. If we don't, our bodies have most unpleasant ways of "reminding" us.

    Have a super weekend, kiddo.

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  6. Good for you! I'm thinking about changing my diet and exercise plan soon. Thanks for sharing!

    www.ficklemillennial.blogspot.com

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  7. I wanted to do more walking this year...and last year. Walking is the only exercise I can really do because of my back. Your motivation and discipline has inspired me. :)

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  8. I'm right there with you, sweetie... did a short walk today, only about a mile, but it's something. Tomorrow back to five. LOL. I may do another walk later. Beautiful day in Orlando today.

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    1. One mile is better than no mile. Keep it up, we'll get there!

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  9. Hi Yolanda - I'm way behind ... but do hope the exercise resolution has kicked in and as the weather improves it'll be easier to get the exercise in. I used to do it - and now must get back to it before I settle to the machine ... lovely views - take care and all the best - Hilary

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