Tuesday, May 1, 2012

2012-The First Quarter...

OMG... how the hell did four months already pass? Seriously? It's May 1st people... and I'm so far behind in my planned schedule for this year it's not funny. In my defence, it's been a bit of a rocky 2012—hell it's been a rocky 18 months. I'd love to elaborate, but I'm not quite ready to. Mostly because I'm afraid I might write something that, well quite honestly, I shouldn't and as we all know, the Internet is forever and I really just need to play nice for a while and....sigh...as I digress.

Anyway, the first quarter of 2012 is over and I do have some positive accomplishments... I have released a book...Playing Four Keeps...it's a Romantic Suspense, Foursome...and I'm pretty stoked about it. I have to say Reese, my heroine, is my kind of gal. Brains to spare and an attitude that lets any guy know—let alone her three gorgeous rockstars—that she's definitely not to be taken lightly. I just realize I haven't even posted about it... okay, that will be my next blog... hopefully tomorrow.

I've got another book coming out in June (bar any schedule changes, which happen even when everything seems to be going well). It's another historical shifter book...yes, sort of an add-on to Coyote Law...this one titled Coyote Blood. We get to check in on Jeremiah and Dr. Kate but the focus will be on two new unsuspecting mates...Jacqueline and Everette...but I'll have more on them in a couple of months.

My other big accomplishment isn't work related. For some time now, I've been trying to get into really good shape. Now, I won't argue that I was in pretty good shape all along, but as I get older, it's become more apparent that good isn't good enough at times. So, after months of sabotaging myself (we all know what that's like) I decided it was time to stop making excuses and just freaking do it already. So in January I started P90X2... for those of you who don't have a clue what I'm talking about, it's a Beachbody product staring Tony Horton...fitness guru and wow, what a motivation. The guy is 52 and looks incredible. He certainly walks the walk and I knew that if I actually dedicated myself to both the program and finally eating right, I might just get the results I wanted. I also started running again. I'd given it up due to recurrent injury, but as it had finally healed, I decided to try again.

Well, I just finished my first round (that's 90 days or about 13 weeks) and I'm over the moon to say I have reached my first goal. Now, I'd love to tell you how many pounds I've lost or inches or lots of other things but...I can't. Simply because I don't really know. If you know me at all, you'll know I can be somewhat... shall we say... obsessive. And I knew if I just fixated on a number on the scale I'd have a hard time accepting any level of success if said number didn't match some idolized idea in my head. So...no scales, just me and how my clothes fit and how my progress in the program went.

I can honestly say I'm stronger. I can do the moves now and with good form. And I'm finally back to running like an actual person, instead of the pregnant yak I felt like at first. And my clothes... yes those illusive pair of pants I didn't fit into before... fit now... loosely. So, step one complete. 

I've begun round 2...cause I'm not about to stop now... and have set more goals... yes, just as vague, but also just as important. Another pair of pants and that "not kind to most of us" bathing suit. I plan to be ready to plunge in by summer... It also helps that I've got a couple of writing gigs to go to and well, I want to be in the best shape possible. I'm also trying to cut down my time per mile...nothing says increased fitness than taking a minute off your mile time.

Now before anyone asks... my reasons for pushing hard are personal, not professional, but I think my biggest one is that I don't want to age without a fight. Sure, I get older every year, but that doesn't mean I have to look or feel older. And whether you want to hear it or not, the best way to fight the aging process is fitness. I don't want to be skinny, I want to be fit...able to run and leap like I did when I was twenty (okay a forty year old version of twenty) but you get my drift. 

So bring on the next quarter. With any luck I'll have another book out, and be able to leap tall buildings in a single bound... okay, I'll settle for leaping tall, hot men in a single bound. Come on summer...I'll be ready.