Why I haven’t been writing or blogging

I say I’m a writer but I haven’t written anything in a long time. Nor have I been blogging even on my fitness blog. There’s a simple explanation for this: I’ve been busy reading and moving forward in my fitness career.

I know, I know. Career? Fitness instructor? Yeah, not really. Barely a part-time thing. But that’s not the point. It’s at least currently what I want to do for a job. Even paying next to nothing pays more than my writing does. I’m not complaining, just stating a fact.

I’m working on expanding my repertoire in the fitness industry. I initially started with learning my friend’s Circuit Fusion class which I can use for almost anything so I’m good for subbing several different classes. Then I added POP Pilates last year. Now I’m nice and experienced with POP and added in several kinds of SilverSneakers toward the end of Winter. I’m only teaching one kind of SS class but it still makes me stressed and anxious the night before.

I’ve also recently started focusing on building my strength etc so I can one day perhaps become a BodyPUMP instructor. That’s pretty iffy as I’m just not sure if I’ll ever be physically strong enough to survive the training workshop.

And now thanks to the Memorial Day Weekend sales, I’ve now started training to be a personal trainer! Yay!!! Super excited about this! All my books etc came in the mail when I was out on vacation. I opened the box and the sheer size and weight of the textbooks was rather daunting, but I know I can do it! It’ll most likely take the entire 6 months I have before I’m ready to take the exam, but I’ll keep at it!

Anyway, sorry for talking about my fitness stuff here on my writing blog. I just wanted to let everyone know why I haven’t been writing stories or blogging here

  • fitness repertoire expansion
  • reading

I should put up reviews of what I’ve been reading, but I haven’t. I’ll try to do that from now on if I do nothing else in my writing world.

Hugs and Kisses!!

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Writing Through Distractions

I got about 30 minutes of writing in yesterday! Now here’s my list of distractions that I was able to successfully write through:

  1. Painful cold in my head and throat
  2. 4-year-old son sitting next to me with iPad, occasionally asking me to race for him on his car racing app to get him more coins/stars
  3. Charlie Brown playing on the TV in front of me
  4. freezing cold apt
  5. sweating hot apt
  6. listening to music on my headphones
  7. texting
  8. drinking coffee

That last one wasn’t really a distraction but a god-sent.

All of those distractions and I still managed to apply myself rather well to my work. The only reason I stopped at 30 minutes was because I desperately needed a shower after sweating in a hot bathrobe with a humidifier on in the room. I was stinky! And my husband was coming home in about 10 minutes so I really needed to get into the shower.

Go me though! Power through those distractions to excel past the minimum amount of daily writing time. Woo!

Sometimes distractions can be very distracting and they need to be dealt with before we can start to write (like having my coffee ready and next to me before I start working). Most other times though distractions are merely what we invent for ourselves in order to procrastinate. Argue all you want but if I can power through my own distractions, other people can too. Most of these things aren’t really a distraction – we just imagine they are.