Before unemployment struck my home, my husband and I faithfully attended a local gym. At least three times a week, we put on our sneakers, charged up our IPODs and drove across town to climb on the treadmills and workout with the weight machines.
On Mother's Day this past year, Curt bought me a small set of weights for our home to rest beside the treadmill we purchased in place of renewing our gym memberships. My gym now waits for me in an unused bedroom as do the weights.
I used to have muscles that actually sculpted my arms. When I wore sleeveless tops--which is quite often here in Florida, I wasn't too embarrassed.
But like anything, if I don't exercise my muscles regularly, I lose my tone.
My underarm wings are growing. I might just take flight soon.
My writing skills need to be exercised too much like the flab on my arms. The saying,"Use it or lose it" rings true when I don't stick to a routine for writing.
Yesterday, I sat down to write a few short stories and found myself struggling. So I created another space apart from my office where I know I can write uninterrupted. Today I'm putting those muscles back to use.
Are you staying in shape with your writing or have the holidays taken their toll with your writing as well as your physical regime?