Okay, so the truth is that there are negative things to being a writer. (I had to think and think of what they were, but I finally came up with a few.) Here’s one: Butt in chair (which means I’m writing) leads to butt expanding in chair.
As a writer, I spend wayyyy too much time at the computer and not nearly enough time exercising. But I DID find an exercise that works for me. I ride on a recumbent bike 30-45 minutes 4-5 times a week. Since it’s a chair seat I can *read* as I ride. Not bad! I’m also active with my family. We go on walks and/or bike rides a few times a week. But I know I need to do more.
Overall, I’ve lost weight in the last few years. I’m down 15 lbs, but I have more to go. What I realized when reading this post is that while sitting down and writing is EASY for me, exercising is not. And for some people out there (please tell me it’s so!) exercising is easy, but writing is not. As I’ve considered this, I’ve realized even more that each of us have our unique battles, and the best way to fight our battles is through God’s strength.
So my plan???
I need to get my heart focused because I know my body/desire will follow. My first step is to start memorizing Scripture more diligently than I have been. I’m starting with Ephesians 6:10-12 … this battle is not against flesh and blood … isn’t that the truth!
What about you? How do you battle the “butt expanding in chair”?