Health and Fitness

As writers, we’re sedentary often.  I mean hours and hours a day.  That can be detrimental to your health and your waistline.  So this week we thought we share some of our tips on what we do to stay healthy.

Last year I bought a treadmill with a desk on it.  I used it all the time at first, but I made the mistake of putting it in the window, thinking the scenery would be nice.  The problem?  The window is southern exposure which means in the summer its HOT.  I can’t walk for more than a couple of minutes without sweating like crazy.  

Rethinking what I need to do to stay healthy, I’ve recently modified my diet.  I removed bread from my diet and I can’t believe it, I’m losing weight.  Bread is my kryptonite.  I love bread and this time of year?  Zucchini Bread, Banana Bread, Pumpkin Bread.  You name it, it’s available.  But, I’m liking where this is going so far and will keep it up for a while.  I imagine there will come a time when it isn’t working anymore and I’ll have to change it up again.  By that time, I’ll be able to walk in the window again, so there’s that.

I’ve also cut my portions down quite a bit.  The Biker and I just came back from vacation and while traveling we split all of our lunches.  Hamburgers, fries, you name it, we split it. You know what?  I lost weight while on vacation.  Almost unheard of, right?

What do you do to stay healthy?  I’d love some tips, then let’s hop over and see what my fellow bloggers do to stay in shape.  


5 thoughts on “Health and Fitness”

  1. Before my metabolic rate was increased by radiotherapy, my husband and I agreed that we’d have dinner on smaller plates to keep our weight down. It worked, and now everywhere we go it seems that the plates are too large! However, I can now eat what I like, but keep our plates the same size so that my husband’s weight doesn’t start to increase again.

  2. I no longer eat store-bought bread. I bake my own from sourdough starter, so it’s whole grain and I control the amount of sweet in it and don’t have to worry about high-fructose corn syrup. It does help. I cannot imagine eliminating bread altogether. It’s like meat. I used to work in an agency where a lot of people were vegetarians and they are an evangelical pressure group to say the least, but eliminating meat totally from my diet was just never going to happen. I don’t eat a lot of it, but I have to have some.

    • I wish I had time to make my own bread. But it’s hard to find a good bread recipe that works in higher elevations.

    • Not eating the bread has certainly helped my stomach issues and I’m relieved for that. If only I had the time to make my own, I sure would.

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