Author Blog Hop: Keeping Fit Whilst Writing…Or Resistance Training (I must resist that 4th Pie)


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This week’s Author Blog Hop asks:

How do you keep fit, whilst writing?

Okay! It’s taken me quite a few days to get to writing this post as I couldn’t type for laughing. Angelika Devlyn and the words “keep fit” are not usually words placed in that order so close together in the same sentence. I did in fact review a video that I did use quite a lot. It’s called the Pilates Weight Loss Workout for Dummies, and you can read my review here! But when I looked back to get the link, I was horrified that was way back in March last year. Almost a year ago! Yikes!

Obviously, I am NOT a DUMMY, otherwise I would be using it more. Huh?

So, in answer to this week’s question, I can shamefully admit I have become rather lazy in the exercise department. Unless you call running away from spankings exercise enough.

But that is all about to change. Not the dodging a spanking, but my quite successful avoidance of exercise. I’ve decided I should be looking after myself a little better, so I’m going to dust off that DVD and give it a spin. I’ve also recently acquired one of those big rubber bands I can stretch in different directions, which are supposed to cure a number of ailments, like Bingo Wings! Not that I have them of course. *cough*

Anyway, this rubber band, that I’m sure comes with a technical name which fitness fanatics may hunt me down for not mentioning, really is just a very large, thick rubber band strategically sewn in various places so your limbs can get tangled up in it. I mean, so you can stick a foot in one end and a hand in the other, sort of thing.

I find the best way to use it is to pull it at both ends very hard until I can feel the tension in both arms really working my muscles. Then, still holding it tight, aim it a someone’s butt and then let go of one end as though you were shooting a bow and arrow.

So far, it’s the best, and most fun way to have exercise by far! Although, it also helps to have my running shoes on at the same time! Another exercise bonus.

What’s your deviliish delight? I mean, how do you keep fit, whilst writing?

Added: I have since discovered it is something to do with RESISTANCE Training. Now, there’s a blog post waiting to be written…


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