Here was my last breakfast before getting back to cleaner eating tomorrow. By cleaner eating I mean no sugar, alcohol, wheat or processed foods. The fruit is okay in small portions, but it’s goodbye sweet, sweet granola. The Engineer and I eat mostly primal meals anyway, it just seems that vacation time (like too many slices of Junior’s cheesecake in NYC) is when those empty calorie carbs sneak into our diets. Okay, fine. They don’t sneak in. I open the door wide, roll out the red carpet and invite all that good tasting yumminess in. But after too long it makes my body and brain a bit sluggish, so it’s time to get back to what works.
It’s funny, but going to RWA’s National Conference (granted, this was only my second time) makes me feel a bit like starting a new year with shiny new resolutions. Meeting and talking with other writers is inspiring. Add in workshops where generous writers share ideas and techniques that worked for them…and I come home renewed and ready to set out new goals or inspired to dig deeper to go after the goals still on my list.
That goes for exercise too. After the week in NYC my back is still hurting, so I know it’s time to get back to lifting weights and strengthening my core muscles.
And, last but not least– I’m making sure I find time to read again. I wouldn’t write romance books if I didn’t love them, so it’s important to carve out some time to read. Even if it’s a few minutes at the end of the day.
I may be almost 8 months late, but I made this goal official by joining the 2015 Goodreads reading challenge to read 20 books by the end of the year.