Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Poco a Poco (little by little)

Due to a busy schedule I haven't been able to do the Club until today. It having been since last Friday I was sure the setback would be great. Surprise! At least I was! :) I did 15 mins on the stationary bike, then did some of the machines before moving on to the ellyptical. Sometimes I look at it as a monster trying to defeat me! But today I fooled it - and me! I went 30 minutes!! AND within that time I sped up once for 4 mins and another time for 3 mins. That 5k is starting to look a little more possible. As a side note, my hubby pointed out the calories in a candy bar, so this time I noted the calories burned for the 30 mins. Would you believe it didn't cover the candy bar!?! That got me thinking a lot! So much for needing chocolate to keep me emotionally stable! :)

Friday, March 12, 2010

Radio Personality!

Yesterday afternoon I had my first radio interview. It was great! They did it via the phone and I was on the air for about 10 mins. That may not seem super long to most, but to me it was very special! Tom recorded it and then I listened. Boy, we sure do sound different when recorded, huh? Either way, I'm thanking the Lord that the word is getting out about my new novel - Out of the Snare.
Tomorrow I'm doing a booksigning at Robbins Booklist in Greenville, Michigan from 11 - 1 pm. The local Greenville Daily News ran an article with pic on me in the paper today. It was nice. I called to thank them and the receptionist at the paper was surprised. I don't think many people call in to thank them.
The last thing I want to mention was my work out at the Club. Things are improving and again, I'm thanking the Lord. I was able to do 16 1/2 mins on the ellyptical! I actually could have gone longer, but time was running out and I wanted to do the treadmill. Look out 5k! Here I come! :)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The News of my new novel is getting out!

I'm starting to get booksignings with my first one this Saturday at Robbins Booklist in Greenville, Michigan from 11-1 p.m. If you're in the area please stop in. My next one is set up for May 13th at McLean & Eakin Booksellers in Petoskey, Michigan from 1 - 3 p.m. So, I'd better make sure I'm physically fit, right? :) Since my last posting, I've gone to the Club two more times. On Monday, I went on the ellyptical machine and after 3 mins thought I was done. A woman got on one beside me who I'd been watching over the weeks really struggling to do the weight machines. Surprisingly, she can go 30 mins - that's right 30! She encouraged me to keep going. I ended up doing my personal best - 15 minutes!!! I was tired but pleased. Thank you Lord! Today, all of the ellyptical machines were busy and I couldn't wait, so I didn't get on one, but that's okay. I still feel like I'm making progress - poco a poco (little by little).

Saturday, March 6, 2010

5K and The Club

Today, I gave up and quit early! I really did! Everything was going well. I'm going faster on the stationary bike AND I did 8 mins on the ellyptical (is that how that's spelled?) machine. Then, I went to do my 5k practice on the treadmill, but the machine kept fighting me. I had somehow gotten into someone else's program and every two mins the machine would stop, up the grade, and slow the speed. I thot I was sharp enough to solve it, so changed it back and started again. This happened six times! I finally got help which stopped me altogether for 5 mins. By then, my legs where out of sync with the speed I kept trying to do. After 31 mins of actual time logged on the machine I quit. Half of me was struggling to be depressed (it felt like a setback), the other half was upbeat. I'm happy to say - the upbeat side one. :) I know now which treadmill to avoid AND there's always another day!


I'm so excited to report that the Lakeside Writer's Conference website is now officially open for business! This conference is being held April 15th at The Shack Bed and Breakfast in Jugville, Michigan. There are 6 published authors with Tate Publishing who will be in attendance and will be doing workshops. Please check out the linked page for itinerary and to register. I'm one of the authors involved so look forward to seeing or meeting you for the first time.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


This morn I went to the Club and asked the trainer about
measuring me. It's been a month. He was skeptical that
it was too soon for any noticable change. We were both
surprised that I have lost some inches. He was also surprised
that I'm already able to walk 3 miles in a little over an hour. I,
on the other hand was hoping I'd be jogging part of that by now.
He assured me I was doing better than most who came in out
of shape like I was/still am. "Give yourself more time. Don't
be so hard on yourself." I tried. Really I did. I only increased
the reps and upped the weights on a couple machines. :)
Actually, I am feeling healthier and there were some changes
in my previous measurements, so I'm not giving up yet!