oracne - Victoria Janssen (oracne) wrote,
oracne - Victoria Janssen

drugs are your friends when your muscles are old

If not for the miracle drug ibuprofren, I doubt I could have made myself go back to the gym this morning to lift weights.

I'm still sore from my Saturday afternoon post-writing visit, where I carried around a little notebook and kept track of where I set the benches on the machines, how much I lifted, and how many repetitions. But I woke up early this morning, and decided I would just get it over with. The notes from Saturday helped a lot. I imagine it will help even more once I get started with the personal trainer sessions.

One thing about this gym business - it is like writing, in that it is very satisfying to have exercised, even if the process itself was difficult in the moment. Also, I can space out a bit while exercising, which sometimes happens when I'm writing.

I have also learned from writing that it's best if I have as few barriers as possible to getting it done. For example, I now have a bag beneath my desk with several days' worth of gym clothes, so I won't have the excuse of leaving them at home - the stuff is with me, so I might as well use it. Since the gym is close to my workplace, I don't have the excuse of having to travel a long way, and I can't go home first and then become entrenched there.

I will do this.

And hopefully, soon I will stop blathering about it so much.
Tags: my life, writing process
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