Thursday, September 15, 2011

WIP-ed into shape!

Today the diet begins. (*&@!*)

Like many of my blog-o-sphere friends, I spend a great deal of time sitting, strapped to the laptop, drinking coffee - and yes, snacking. I swear candy corn has addictive properties; it’s not my fault! I’m calling Dr. Oz; he’s all worked up about killer Apple Juice so maybe he can pin obesity on the candy corn gurus while he’s at it?

As of late my backside has crept to an un-Spanx manageable size. In an effort to curb the madness I’ve started exercising post Day Job and pre fun-for-me writing. Since the kiddos are both up and out of the house by 7:30 (happy dance here), I’ve devised a new, exercise encouraging writing schedule.

7:30: Coffee, water and egg whites (I need cheese.)
8:00: Day Job – Count Blessings. It pays the bills, I like to eat.
11:30: Coffee (fight urge for Candy Corn)
11:45: Edit Day Job articles before sending over to news desk. (AKA – TUMS Nation)
12:00: Exercise! (Explanation point not bolstering enthusiasm)
1:00: Inhale Motrin and groan like Grandmother.
1:30: WIP (Sorry, I forget non-writers, aka sane people follow Babble. WIP = Work in Progress, the book.)
3:00: Kids home. Referee duties begin.
3:30: More wrestling with Candy Corn addiction.
4:00 – 8:00: Homework, dinner, sports practice taxi, run-down tomorrow’s to do list with Hubby & possibly cuddle.
8:30 – Whenever I lose consciousness: Blog, research and WIP.

So there you have it, the chaos that is me! No W.I.P until my A.S.S gets moving! Should keep the creative juices flowing and the pant size shrinking!
(And don't I wish this scale were accurate!)


Ashley Nixon said...

Clever title!
Since I got into school this semester, I've been trying to keep up my workout routine, just because I am in school and a writer, and neither of those speak to my health. lol.

Wonderful post, so funny! Good luck!

Bethany C. said...

Ugh...the struggles of weight and works in progress. BLACH! I feel ya, sister.
I've discovered my greatest motivation for getting my fat arse on the elliptical every day is watching Glee on the iPad. I will seriously be laughing out loud--people glare at me cause, why the heck am I so happy at the gym.

Good luck!!

Anonymous said...

I have two words for you: Jenny Craig! I'm down twenty pounds in less than two months - and they don't pay me anything to be such a fan. IN fact, I pay them...every week.

Kathryn Elliott said...

Thanks Ladies! Glad to have fellow soldiers in the Battle of the Bulge. Jane – surfing the site right now!

Anita Grace Howard said...

LOL! I love this post! You are fabulous, girl. :) Thanks for the grins.

Kathryn Elliott said...

Cannot lift arms. Typing with nose. Oh the aches....