Writers: Go from Sedentary to Fit.

Our profession offers us some benefits. One important one for me is the ability to stay at home. This allows me to be a stay-at-home mom while contributing to the household, but it also means that my once fit body wasted away into nothing.

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I have somewhat of an excuse. In 2006, I was diagnosis with Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), and with this condition, losing weight is difficult. Not only do I have to exercise, I have to watch the foods I eat.

As an author, we have an advantage over others with sedentary jobs. We have the freedom to work out during the day. No matter if it is light or dark. However, there are activities we can do that will work in other sedentary jobs, as well.

The half-hour fit challenge.

Use your cellphone for an alarm, and every thirty minutes it goes off, complete a two-minute activity. Here are examples of activities you can do in the comfort of your own home.

  • Jog in Place
  • Jumping Jacks
  • Push-ups

Fitness During Lunchtime.

If you are like me, writing is a career. I give myself breaks, much like any other job gives you. For the first part of your lunch break, spend it outside by walking. Use the second half of your break to eat.

Build a Mini Gym.

Equip your home with a couple pieces of fitness equipment. These pieces do not have to be immense items, either. Here are items you can include:

  • Dumbbells
  • Jump Rope
  • Step (like they use in step aerobics)

As authors, we owe it to ourselves to remain healthy. There is no excuse to remain sedentary. You could use one of the above ideas to get started right away and build a fitness routine as you go.

What do you do to exercise? Let us know in comments below.

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Think a romantic from WV who meets her soul mate when she was 20, becomes a stay at home mother for ten years before taking the plunge into the world of self-publishing has stories to tell? You bet I do. Lydia is available for author interviews, as well as blog tours.

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