I’m on this stupid health and exercise kick, and it means giving up things like pie and cake for a while. As a man of a certain age, I have certain fears, which include (but are not limited to):
- Pleated khakis.
- Losing my hair.
- A larger belly.
- Chewing food like I’m a beetle.
- A compulsion to use coupons at dinner.
- Socks and sandals together.
Thus far, I’ve avoided most of that. Teeth are still good. Mind still feels sharp, unless it’s car keys and then I act as if every day is an archaeological hunt. I’m writing more emotional, lurid scenes that ever before, so I feel that (professionally), I’m better than ever. Writing is a muscle, but you know what else is a muscle?
I totaled last month’s pushup total from my Exercise Log of Doom, and the number was 2805.
That’s a lot of pushups for a middle-aged guy, or at least it is for me. It’s having an effect. I feel like my mind is slightly clearer, with less tendency to be dreamy when I’m writing. Does that make sense?
It’s also vanquishing fear number nine from the above list, which I saved for here: Moobs
I don’t want to have the chest of an American Buddha, so this whole nightmare of pushupageddon is actually working out rather well.
I still hate it, though. It’s like work, but with your face on the floor and lots of wheezing.
The goal for this month is 3000. Oh, and no bra. Ever.
New book is at 60,000 words. Done in a week. you’re going to love it. I’m over the moon for Livvy and a new character, Danila. She’s amazing.