IWSG Day & Getting Back On Track

Happy IWSG Day! It’s the second IWSG blog hop of the year. It’s another day, month, and year for us to get together, sharing our writing ups and downs. Thanks to creating this wonderful community and bringing us together goes to ninja extraordinaire Alex Cavanaugh.

The co-hosts for the February 2nd posting of the IWSG are: Joylene Nowell Butler, Jacqui Murray, Sandra Cox, and Lee Lowery!

Interested in joining us? Click on the badge above. Our Twister hashtag and handle are #IWSG and @TheIWSG.

So what’s going on with me this month? My mini break is over and now it’s time to get back on track. But not only with my writing. In the upcoming days and weeks I’ll do a read through of both WIP drafts. As well reviewing outlines and notes saved in Evernote.

Hopefully, the cobwebs will clear. And a newfound burst of inspiration will have my fingers typing away. Until I’m able to reach the two most precious and revered words to a writer, ‘The End.’

Other than that, I’ll be working on getting back on track to a more healthy living lifestyle.  No more staying up late, getting back to a normal sleeping routine. Eating more foods high in fiber and low in sugar. 

I’d fallen off my exercise routine -cough- again – cough so working on getting back on the bandwagon. First starting off with working out two days a week. Then gradually increase to three days a week then four. Day one was yesterday and I did a core workout. Here’s to day two tomorrow.

Which is why I’m so thankful I found Fiton. It’s a free exercise app featuring professional trainers. You’ll even find exercise videos by celebrities like Halle Berry and Gabrielle Union. And you could set up your profile by the type of workouts you’re interested in. For example barre, dance, circuit training or cardio kickboxing. As well as video length or workout difficulty level.

Well, that’s it for me. Will be working on getting back on track in living well, eating well, sleeping well and writing well. What’s going on with you this month? Are you still keeping with your new year goals?


    • Thanks Alex. Starting with small steps first works best for me. I’m a natural night owl but since Covid it’s gotten worse. And also because of my current Chinese drama binging.


    • You can imagine how glad I was when I stumbled onto it. I was originally trying to find whether FitBit had an exercise app to go with mine. Luckily I found FitOn instead. Good thing too, because after I started working from home for almost a year, I could actually feel the spuds growing out of me. The app even allows you to invite and message friends to become exercise buddies.


    • Thanks Pat. Always hearing about and wanted to try Scrivener but I have a Chromebook. And Scrivener has yet to create a Chrome app version of it. And the Chrome app writing tools version just doesn’t cut it. So far, only Evernote has ever provided me with what I needed writing wise.

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  1. Good luck with your new fitness regiment! It’s hard getting back into that routine. I’ve been out of work almost two months getting over a concussion. My first day back yesterday, I felt just your balloon guy by the end.

    Feel better!


    • Thanks Julia. Hope your recovery has been going well. It always surprises me how my body feels like linguini after I return to the exercise wagon after falling off. What used to be easy to do now makes me breathless. Why is it so hard to just stay on the wagon? Can n longer afford not to as in less than two years it’ll become even harder to get back down and maintain a healthy body weight.


    • Good luck to us both in having a healthier year. Looking forward to reaching a non-rotund weight status. Could only use pregnancy weight gain for so long. Both my sons give me this look and reply back with ‘mommy that was over ten years ago’ whenever I do.

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  2. I got a treadmill and have been going crazy with it. There are a lot of scenic walks on YouTube I can play while I walk. I even lost weight—which I haven’t been able to do for too many years.

    Hope you’re refreshed and ready for your next great story.

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    • Would like a treadmill but have nowhere to put it. Maybe a folding one if I can find a decent, highly rated one and a spot for it. When I used to go to the gym, years ago, I always hit the treadmill first.

      Today’s FitOn exercise was a stretching routine. One of the exercises the trainer went through was a front plank. My arms were shaking so bad and my wrists couldn’t take it. Felt it in my shoulders too. Had to take a break or two, do a low impact version, during the 60 seconds I had to hold the pose. Sigh, I remember the days when planks were no problem.


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