Writing & Exercise: Can they go together???


Absolutely! Now the caveat is that some types of fitness may make it difficult on writing, but options like walking (including the treadmill or elliptical), skating, or bike riding, can help shed the pounds while increasing the word count.

In recent months, it has been beyond hectic juggling the new demands of my job, family life, fitness, writing, and other responsibilities. I managed to get out blog posts each week, but didn’t make much progress on the second draft of my book. And as far as for fitness, I started out strong, but found myself getting burned out quick. So I had to find balance.

That balance came in the form of voice recognition software. This isn’t a new technology or idea. It’s already on most devices like phones and tablets, but for whatever reason I had not considered it for writing.  I only used voice recognition to lazily send text messages or Google something.  The light bulb came on when a co-worker and I discussed an issue with a physician dictating his notes. I still shake my head that I hadn’t put two and two together sooner.

So far, I’ve been doing the writing/exercise thing for a few days. It’s been fascinating so far, though my husband thinks I’ve lost my mind when he hears me reciting dialogue. J

Do you write and exercise? If so, how’s it working out for you?


One thought on “Writing & Exercise: Can they go together???

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s