NaNoWriMo: Day 8 (59,787)- The Healthy Edition
NaNoWriMo / November 8, 2016

I kept running into that wall yesterday, so I finally cut myself a little slack. I went and played four miles of Pok√©mon and watched football (and was quite disappointed that only a couple of players seemed to use their feet) and went to bed early instead of obsessing about word counts. I’m behind… and that’s okay. When I committed myself to crazy word counts for this NaNoWriMo season, I promised I would also practice self-care. I wanted a real body– to be a Real Person– I was certainly going to take care of it. That’s harder than you would think when every instinct you have says to sit in the chair for 12-14 hours a day. But I have mostly been managing it, other than being a little behind on cardio exercise. It helped that I started with a plan: Every morning I get up, make a big cup of tea (I cheated once and had coffee instead and felt less hydrated all day). I take a probiotic, a multi-vitamin high on Omega-3s, and (because I’m a Figment trying to turn real), a special vitamin for skin, hair and nails. (You have no idea how funny you look without…