So this Dark and Early thing mostly seems to be working. :is shocked: Monday and Tuesday I actually got in more than my minimum JUST AT BREAKFAST, then added to that later in the day. YEEHA. Sunday was not a good word day. 13. I think I wrote one sentence. I don’t really remember Sunday, so I don’t know why there was only the 13. I think Sawyer was being a butt and wouldn’t talk. Probably. Seems logical anyway. But Monday I got 806, Tuesday 957. This morning I only got a bit over 300 in my breakfast writing session, but I am in the middle of my first pinch point (see Story Engineering), so I’m being careful with it, trying to build the tension. Mostly I need a higher level of consciousness to do that than I have prior to a big ass cuppa tea. So anyway, YAY on the writing front. If I have a whole week like this, I might ratchet my goals back up to their original level.
It is also becoming apparent as I move forward on Red that it’s probably gonna be longer than the originally anticipated 75k. How much longer…erm….I don’t know. But I like seeing my little progress meter at like 42%, so I’m leaving it set at a 75k word goal and we’ll see how it shakes out when it’s done.
On the G.I.T. front, I have been flirting with the threshold of that next tens down. Just above. Just below. Just above. Just below. I have been just below for 2 days running so far, so I’m hoping that’s actual loss and not just water weight. Considering I ate out five times last week (a total freak week and not normal) being below at all is AWESOME. This week I have been a GOOD GIRL. I’ve been doing my yoga and my lunch workout, plus other short workouts as I can fit them in (walking with co-worker, using my mini-stepper that lives under my desk at work, etc.). AND I’ve fit within my calorie budget. After using about half a dozen online calculators and crap, I figured out that if I can maintain my calorie budget and keep up my workouts, I should theoretically lose a pound every 4-5 days. Which would be friggin’ awesome, as that would put me a long darn way toward my goal by the end of May, which would make me FEEL so much better.
Yoga has been going well. At least until the crane pose incident yesterday. The yoga instructor assassin threw that one at me again this morning, but I figured out how to skip it. Today was the first day I did New U and did some stuff I didn’t get credit for (always a frustrating prospect with a Wii game). Mostly this game really efficiently measures my actual movement and effort but the pilates 100 was an epic fail. I did the whole thing and it only gave me credit for half. Worked yesterday though, so I don’t know what that’s about. Either way, I’m steadily burning close to 200 calories with every workout on it, and I’m ABSOLUTELY building muscle and endurance. Downward dog (always a hard one for me) is getting easier. My body is starting to tighten and tone up, and I am actually starting to see some definition in my arms again. What a concept! I’m in such a weird position with this game. Because of my monster feet and crazy strong legs, I can do all this incredibly advanced stuff that depends on lower body strength and balance. But then when it comes to the advanced upper body stuff, I have noodle arms. And of course, this thing isn’t perfect. It throws things like crab pose at me, which I can’t actually do properly and wind up essentially standing on my head rather than being able to hold up with my arms. So the game gives me credit for perfect balance because it can’t measure that…then it throws more stuff at me like crane pose. Not ideal. But we’re making it work.