by Fran McNabb
I realize this is the end of February and New Year’s resolutions for most people have long been forgotten. For me, I’m just getting started. Like most of the population of the United States, my goal was to get in shape. I had good intentions, but it took me until the last day of January before I signed up for the gym.
Do I like gyms? No. In fact, I’m probably the most nonathletic person you’ll ever meet. Gyms are not my friend, but I really didn’t know what else to do. I’m sixty-eight and I figured if I didn’t do something soon, I would never do anything! I keep telling myself "I know I can do this. I know I can!"
I signed up with two other ladies from our little street. We only have fifteen houses on our dead-end road, and when we went the first day, we were surprised to see six ladies from the neighborhood. I did feel better.
Going to the gym has actually helped me with another resolution I made this year—to give my writing a shot in the arm. Since a friend and I signed up for a Christian conference on a lake retreat in April, I started reading in that genre and made the decision to try my hand at inspirational romance. Having written four books for Avalon, I know a good love story can be told without the physical part. I like growing the relationship and the growth of the character.
So, since starting the gym, I’ve read four inspirational romances while I pedal away on the bike or walk on the treadmill, and I’ve loved each one. I’ve even written the first chapter on one book and have done some research on two more.
Will I stick with the gym? I can’t say. I’ve done this before and paid my dues for a year and maybe went three weeks. I’m doing better already, and maybe with the help of my Kindle and my neighbors, I’ll endure! Yes, I know I can do this!
Did you make any resolutions for 2016? If so, I’d love to hear what they were and how you’re doing. with them.
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