The other day, my mom made the comment that if I was as dedicated to losing weight and watching my diet, as I am to writing, I would be in really good shape. After thinking about it, I realize she is so right! I can be super tired, have a raging headache, and want noting more than to sleep, but I make myself get up and write. I even skipped church a few times to get a little more time to write. This is new though, I just got back to writing like this. I am writing anywhere from 2000 to 3000 words a day, and then a daily blog. Yeah, I missed a few days with the blog, but I don’t plan on that happening again.
I decided I am going to try very hard, to be just as dedicated to my health as I am my writing. I mean, writing is my passion, it is how I release the stress of every day life. I dream of days when I actually get paid for doing the one thing I love the most. I think I would become very lazy though, sitting at the computer all day writing. Though, probably not much lazier than I am now. Now, I sit 8 hours a day at work, then come home and sit behind the computer to write. Maybe if I was getting paid for my work I wouldn’t be so lazy.
That is why I have decided that my health needs to be part of my passion. I write because I want to be an inspiration to others, my main focus being on teens. My heart goes out to teens and how hard life can seem at their age. I just want to be the person they can look up to. But I can’t be that person if I let my health go, just because I hide behind a computer all day. It’s going to be hard, but that is what being a role model is all about. We work hard for what we have, and we show people that it is possible.
Right now, I am almost at my heaviest. I have set a goal for my latest novel, I want to have it ready for publishing August 21st, my birthday. I want to keep that date, I want to add to my goal. By August 21st, I want to be the healthiest I have ever been. Which means, I need to lose at least 30 pounds. But it’s not just the weight that has to go. I have to do other things, like giving up all the candy that I love, and the sodas. As much as I am doing it for myself, I am also doing it for anyone struggling with health issues. Kids, teens and adults alike. I am doing this to prove to everyone, that no matter how busy you feel you are, it can be done.
At the moment, I consider myself working two full time jobs. My regular day job, and writing. So let’s add one more full time job to that, because isn’t your health a full time job? Can it be done? Of course it can. Watch me.