The Healthy Writers Club

Photo Courtesy of Shallee McArthur
Shallee McArthur is an uber-talented science fiction and fantasy writer who just signed with Hannah Bowman of Liza Dawson Associates. I'm so excited to have her as an "agency sister," and I'm also excited to join her Healthy Writers Club. Here's what she has to say about it:

"As writers, we hear a lot about the "butt in chair" tactic, which is great for our manuscripts, but not so great for the actual butt in the chair. Hence the Healthy Writers Club. If you're game to join the fun, you can run, walk, bike, make a healthy dinner, play tag with your kids, etc. Then, post about it on Friday (or whenever you want). Sign up here!"

I jumped on this opportunity, because my butt has been doing a lot of chair-sitting lately. As a matter of fact, my butt has been chair-sitting nearly non-stop lately, and I hate it because I feel like I've lost sight of the active, healthy side of myself. 

Stress has been a HUGE part of my life for the last several months. I have a tendency to burrow inward and disappear inside myself during times of trouble; I also have a tendency to bury myself in comfort food. I have a very weak immune system to start with, so this is quite the recipe for disaster.

I am in the midst of making some life changes, and my goal is to begin exercising (and eating nourishing, real food) by Friday, October 12th. This gives me two more weeks to wrap up some important things, and then I will begin with a vengeance. 

(I have so many plans, but I won't bore you with my details. Instead, I will put my money where my mouth is, and I will PROVE how serious I am about this soon enough!)

How about you? How do you balance your writing life and your fitness? Please click on Shallee's link above if you'd like to join in on our fun!