Deb's Morning Pages

My Writing Life. One Morning at a Time.


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March in Review

I’m still in the revising cave but I thought I’d step out for a moment to share some moments over the past couple of weeks.

I thought I change things up this year for St. Patrick’s day. Shamrock shaped ravioli.

Spring sprung early this year.

Is Susie sticking her tongue out at me? A quick snapshot of Billy & Susie in the window.

The star ingredient for a new recipe. Seriously.

The new recipe. Guinness Beef Stew. I’m not sharing the recipe because it didn’t turn out all that great. Even the beer couldn’t save it.

Back to revisions!

D


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Too Good To Believe

The weather is too good to believe. March 14th and just under 70 degrees with a forecast of possibly warmer weather for next week. With warm temps I start thinking about smoothies. I love them and I prefer to make my own. So, I pulled out the blender and hit the freezer for ingredients to make a Yogurt & Mixed Fruit Smoothie.

Got my ingredients.

Add all ingredients to the blender plus a scoop of protein powder. Blend.

Enjoy!

Yogurt & Mixed Fruit Smoothie:

1/2 cup fat-free vanilla Greek Yogurt

1/2 cup fat-free milk

1/2 teaspoon honey

1 cup frozen mixed fruit

Half-scoop protein powder

Combine, blend & enjoy

Now, for the signs of an early spring. Look what I found outside today.

It really does seem to good to be true. I can’t help wonder what the “real” spring and summer will be like.

As for writing, today I read and critiqued a chapter from my crit partner. I have to get it back to her by the end of the week.

I hope you had a great day.

D


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Fit Writer – Workout Options

The Romance Writer’s Report (RWA’s monthly magazine) has a new feature called the Well Writer. It focuses on health and fitness of writers. Today we are fortunate because we have so many different workout options that weren’t available a generation ago. There is something for everyone regardless of time constraints or fitness level.

So, lets dig right into what’s out there.

Running/walking

No learning curve here. Lace up your sneakers and get moving. Start off easy then increase distance and duration.

Aerobics

From step to kickboxing to traditional aerobics, you can get your heart rate up with so many different workouts you’ll never be bored. A fave of mine is rebounding. I highly recommend an Urban Rebounder. I found the best offer over at HSN.

Strength training

Machines, free weights, resistance bands. All will give you a good workout and help you build muscle. Ladies, don’t be afraid of a little muscle. Muscle burns fat. Gotta love it!

Dance aerobics

I’m not talking your mom’s Jazzercise. We’re talking CoreRhythms & Zumba & Tracey Anderson.

Pilates/Yoga

Ahhh. Breathe deeply and reach beyond your toes. Balance (body and mind), flexibility and strength all combined into a graceful workout.

HIIT

This supercharge type of workout is all about speed. High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is the combination of low to moderate intervals are alternated with high intensity intervals.

Every writer (unless physically restricted) should do some type of exercise. This A-Z challenge shouldn’t be your only challenge. Grab a friend, fellow writer or find a group online and create a workout challenge to keep motivation high.

Did I miss your type of workout? If so, share.

E = Exercise

Debra