Writing vs Exercise

I’m 28 and in my mind I’m the fit 18 year old of ten years ago. Except a small paunch of disappointment is there when I look down – a writers belly, not even a beer belly. The conflict is that writing is entirely sedentary and I need to get more active. After a car crash wrecked a knee I’m now able to run and jump as normal so there’s no excuse. Now it seems a battle to balance writing and going to shoot some hoops or hop on a bike.

That’s when I remembered writing exercises. It involves writing and has exercise in the name. Moving hands is exercise isn’t it?

Unacceptable.

How do you cope/ deal with this issue?

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13 thoughts on “Writing vs Exercise

  1. kelseyjaymills June 11, 2013 — 9:58 PM

    I like to go on the treadmill while watching an action packed movie or cartoon. I like to think of it as practice for running from legions of fans. :p

    1. I like it. I’d love to get a treadmill station some day and watch or write things while my legs are actually moving.

  2. I grow vegetables. It means you can be active in the summer and not in the winter. And I get to eat the veg… A win win. Except every year I look at the mess that was the vegy patch and feel a little bit of me that wants to hide in the workshop.

    But by this time of year I’m all into the growing. 🙂 And I love the harvest.

    1. That’s a nice way to get outside! No garden on the third floor of my flat though sadly.

      biking is good around here, so I tend to do that with or without someone.

      1. Biking is good. I have a balance problem – I can’t. So I need to be well padded to bike. Being on the larger side to begin with it can be a bit of a sight… I still enjoy it though, and as long as I don’t turn I do tend to stay on.

        Sorry to hear about no garden… Window boxes? Not great for getting fit but good for lettuce and spring onions… and radishes. 🙂

      2. There is a balcony! Maybe get some baby tomatoes 🙂

  3. Wow. A 28 year-old complaining about aging? 😛
    When I was younger, I admired perky breasts. (I still like them, just not in the mirror.)

    1. 🙂 I wasn’t complaining about aging – if I calculate rightly I have only live a third of a life so far.
      Perky breasts? You mean man-boobs? Moobs? Mits?

  4. A “writer’s belly,” I love it 🙂 I have one of those, (and 20+ years on you, too 😉

  5. Make yourself go. You’ll have some of your best Ah Ha moments while exercising.

  6. It’s a tricky thing isn’t it! I hate the gym with an absolute passion, but I love playing netball so that is my exercise. It’s coming into winter so waaay to cold to be doing too much exercise when it is much easier to stay inside in front of the heater…

    If only we were as fit as out 18 year old selves 😉

  7. hahaha love ! it’s so easy to sit here and write a huge blog instead of getting on the Elliptical for 30 mins! And yes, writing and moving hands about is a total calorie burner. I’ve just never counted exactly how many are in fact burned 🙂

    1. Yeh big time. I try and make myself get out and about – all the blood pumping about does something to the brain which is good for writing.

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