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Alethea & Athena
Feeling the burn 
4th-Jan-2019 09:35 pm
Oh man, today has been exhausting. But not in the usual way! ...Well, sort of in the usual way, at first. We have a new series we're working on! And the volumes are shorter than average, so we thought, "Let's just knock out a first draft, and we'll have that much more time to work on the edit next week!" We were naive. It's a comedy, people. You know those come with risks! Risks like...way more text on a page than has any right to be there. Stupid blogs and blog comments. It was tiring for other reasons, but I'm sure you'll hear all about those in the future.

The other reason today was exhausting, and probably the one that I'm still feeling right now, is that we exercised again today! And today's workout was the "strength and cardio" workout, which we should have known from the name was going to be more intense than the others. For some reason the words "strength" and "cardio" only conjure images of me being a stronger, better-able-to-breathe person. I guess my brain blocks out the inbetween stuff as a way to prevent my vehement refusal to do any more of it in the future. It's an unusual sort of self-defense, but it works. Even after that first set of push-ups, I still had it in my head that, "Oh, this isn't so bad." Even though push-ups are my archnemesis. And now I'm sore all over! Tadah! Athena was having a hard time standing up. Well, it's a good thing we're exercising, because clearly we need it!

Nevertheless, we did take some time out to relax and play Kingdom Hearts. We're not at a crunched schedule yet, and after last year, we have resolved that we will not work after dinner unless we're that crunched. ...So we'll see how next week goes.

Today I'm thankful for getting more than two-thirds through that draft anyway, surviving our workout, getting to relax and watch TV afterward while we waited for our pizza to cook, getting to see Little Boy Cat again (he tends to wander off for several weeks at a time), and getting to sleep in tomorrow.
6th-Jan-2019 04:57 am (UTC)
Remember, with exercise there's nothing wrong with repeating the first week once or twice just to get your strength up if you need to! I've had to do that with programs I've tried. It was kind of fun to see the second time through that it was noticeably easier.

Edited at 2019-01-06 01:57 am (UTC)
6th-Jan-2019 08:08 am (UTC)
Thanks for the tip! We're definitely going to do that, because what happened was, is we reactivated our Daily Burn account after three years, and it wanted us to pick up where we left off, and we were like, "Ah ha ha ha, that's a funny joke." Also, this week we had a weird schedule. So! we did the first three workouts this week, and next week, since we finally found the button to start a program all over, we're going to do them all again. And in the meantime, hopefully I will keep forgetting how hard it is, so I can just be excited about being a stronger person!
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