Morning Coffee | A New Routine
The New Year starts here, everyone! Well, it does for me, anyway. As I mentioned in my first post of the year, January 12th is effectively my January 1st this year, because I’d scheduled posts in advance for my other blogs, in order to have a bit of extra time off. That means I’m now going through the whole ‘New Year, New You’ stuff the rest of you did LAST week: as with many things in my life, I may take a little longer than everyone else, but I get there eventually!
I have actually been doing some work on this blog over the past week, but that never really feels like “work” to me, so I haven’t bothered trying to get back into any kind of routine – or, indeed, starting a new one. I’m not particularly looking forward to it, either, to be honest. This time last week, I was raring to go: I’d had my fill of holiday parties (and I’d DEFINITELY had my fill of holiday food. I probably had YOUR fill of holiday food too, actually…), and I was all fired up and motivated to make 2015 my Best! Year! Ever!
This week, though? Meh. My motivation seems to have abandoned me, along with my energy levels, and now I just want to curl up in bed and wait for spring. Still, Monday is a new start, so I’m going to do my best to make the most of it. This year I have that book to write, after all, and I also want to try to get myself back into a decent exercise routine again. Last year I started off strong, and was using the treadmill almost every day, but by the time December rolled around, the combination of all of the work we’d been doing in the house, plus the busy run-up to the holidays, allowed me to convince myself I “didn’t have time” to fit it in. And I know, I know: these are just excuses, and I could definitely have made the time if I’d tried… the truth is I didn’t really want to, so I let it slip, and now I have to start all over again.
I will, though. This year I thought I’d use these Morning Coffee posts, not just as an opportunity for a quick catch-up on what’s been happing during the week, but also as a way to keep track of my progress with the various goals I have for the year/month/whatever. Those might change as the year goes on, but for now there are just two main things I’m concentrating on:
1. WRITE THAT FREAKING BOOK, ALREADY,
2. Run. For God’s sake woman, just RUN. Or do something, at least. Like shopping, maybe. Shopping totally counts as exercise, right?
The good news is that I DID find time to do some work on the book this week. OK, it’s just over 5,000 words, and quite few of them were copied and pasted from my previous attempts at book-writing, but, you know, at least it’s a start. Now I just need to make sure there’s a “finish”, too, so, in an effort to keep myself accountable, I’m going to post the current wordcount, plus the number of times I worked out, at the bottom of these weekly posts. As you can see, I wasn’t quite so successful on the exercise front this week, but I DID order some new workout clothes, and that’s a start too, I guess. (It’s also shopping, and I love shopping, so…)
I leave you with this photo of our garden, after the high winds hit it on Thursday night:
How was your week?[separator type=”thin”]
BOOK PROGRESS: 5596 words
NO. OF TIMES I WORKED OUT THIS WEEK: 0. Whoops.[separator type=”thin”]