Friday, December 12, 2014

It's All About That Butt

...with apologies to Meghan Trainor.

One of the hardest things about writing for a living is keeping the weight under control. The sedentary life, and subsequent weight gain, can lead to all kinds of health problems, most of which I already have.

Over October and a good chunk of November, I bounced between hotels and the in-laws while we waited for the delivery of furniture, both old and new. Unfortunately, that meant a lot of eating out. Despite my efforts at good choices and portion control, I jumped up a pant size.


Being able to cook in our new home has helped. I can plan our meals and control the ingredients I use.

Plus, GK is determined to try out for high school soccer next year (he was the unofficial timekeeper for the boys' and girls' varsity games this year). The new apartment complex has a nice exercise facility that's open 24/7. So every day, once GK is finished with his afterschool snack, we head over to the mini-gym. I alternate between cardio and weights.

And yesterday, I was able to get into my old jeans! Yay!

I'm not seeking to change how I look. I just want to be reasonably healthy again.


  1. Woot, go you! I've been doing some more walking, and stair-stepping on the bottom step of whichever flight of stairs I'm near beforehand; it gets my heartrate up fast, then I just keep walking to maintain it while the tea water boils or whatever. Not great, but better than nothing.


    1. Thanks, Angie! Contrary to conventional wisdom,, every little bit helps. Stairs and walking every day adds up.