I am an athlete – Hear me Roar!!!!
I have discovered that being a writer is a lot like being an athlete. On the plus side there is no tackling, no concussions and no knee injuries.
On the other hand that’s not always the case but we’ll discuss my defeated knee another day.
In the world of an athlete there’s lots of pep talks. Lots of training and a lot of head games. On the bright side there isn’t an actual loser unless we count form letter rejections as one.
I learned the hard way that nutrition plays a huge part in my day to day creation. Gone are the days where I woke to the familiar tune of Captain Crunch and Fruity Pebbles.
Call it body chemistry or the expansion of my waistline I realized the two would have to go.
How Could You???
I remember the day I discovered the value of nutrition and how it became such a factor in my writing. My lovely bride had the audacity to ignore the grocery list items of my treasures. The cupboard was bare. My Captain Crunch and Fruity Pebbles extinct like the Dodo bird.
I was forced to munch on a banana or apple. What has the world come too?
But something really cool and magical appeared. A rather odd source of energy ran through my veins allowing me to focus, giving me hours of creativity.
Soon the banana pushed my Fruity pebbles to the side and became my morning specialty. Some days I’d mix it up and have an apple/banana combo.
Quoting the late great Tom Petty – I was born a rebel.
Can Pizza really kill you???
Daring or not the work was getting done and I was achieving this mighty task without the help of an empty sugar rush.
This strict regimen has given me lots of rewards but every now and then I do jump off the wagon and for those following my example I suggest you do the same.
Eating healthy is the best but once a week I give myself a reward. When the weekend arrives my writing takes a break. Sure, the writer’s mind never stops but the actual writing does.
Saturdays are snacks and gooey chocolate stuff while Sunday’s are official pizza and burger days.
So many carbs so little care and just a dash of Samuel Adams to wash it all down.
Are they bad? Could they be dangerous? Why of course but so is roller-skating on thin ice.
Okay – Bad Example.
We Deserve It!!!
All of us deserve a reward. Writing is hard and we all climb that rocky hill day in and day out.
But every now and then put that pen down, step away from your laptop and chase that burger, sin that beverage and enjoy the slice of life.
We do something every day the majority of people wouldn’t dare try which is reason enough to take a break and eat the good stuff
Happy Friday Everyone!!!