Last week I announced my commitment to transforming myself from a ‘rotund writer’ to a ‘healthy and happy writer’. These will be done in ‘three easy steps’; well, no, not really – just kidding.
These will be done through the Rotund Writer challenge consisting of three pledges:
- to write 2,000 words per day (Monday to Friday) or 10,000 words per week;
- to run for an hour five days a week; and
- to stop eating sugar and foods that process as sugar.
The first week of the challenge was a mixed bag partly because it is the beginning of the academic year and as we well know students disrupt the smooth workings of the universities terribly. I’ve had a week brimming with drama and gushing with emotion; none of it positive I hasten to add. This all sounds as an excuse but it is real.
Let me now tell you how did I do.
Writing 10,000 words a week
I didn’t get there but managed to get very close: during the first week of the Rotund Writer Challenge I wrote 8,707 words. This was mainly but not only blogging.
Running for an hour five days a week
Run three times during the week and the distance I covered is 12 miles. This, however, wasn’t the only exercise I did: I have renewed my karate sessions.
Stop eating sugar
Now this was a spectacular fail; I had chocolate spread for breakfast every morning last week. The bread was an improvement, though: have switched almost exclusively to homemade rye bread.
As I said, mixed bag. But the Challenge is going on!