A good many people make New Year's resolutions to get in shape, work out, lose weight, or be more fit and in better health – or all of the above. And it's not easy to do. I know many of you are probably making similar resolutions. I promise, I'm not turning this into a weight loss site. But it occurred to me that if we combined romance reading and exercise, that might help many of us.
How about we combine romance reading and exercise to give us buns of steel, arms of awesome and general kickass-ness! (Asskick-ness? Ness-asskick? Loch Ness Asskicking!)
Announcing the first in a series of Romance Novel Workouts! These were inspired by the Doctor Who Workout Program, the Social Media Workout Plan, and the NerdFitness Konami Code Workout, and are meant to be done sitting down or on the floor with a good dose of humor and some form of hand weight. A kettle bell, a dumbell, a full jug of detergent, a half gallon of water, a cat, a hardback book, eleven hardback books like the gentlemen to the right… whatever.
Standard disclaimers apply: dude, I'm not a physician. I can recommend books to read but I can't discern your state of health or your physical limitations so by all means work hard but be kind to yourself. To put it another way, ask your doctor before beginning any exercise regimen.
And now, the first Romance Novel Reader Workout! It's in graphic form suitable for pinning, copying, pasting, and printing.
I'll be assembling more workouts suitable for doing while reading, or perusing the romance novel bookshelf. If you have questions or suggestions, please share, either in the comments or via email. And if you want to share a picture of yourself in your best reading/working out gear, I'll collect those, too. I'm trying to find my puffy paint sweatshirt so I can take one of myself.
Happy New Year, everyone. Remember: KEEP READING! AND BREATHING!