110318 This weeks sketchercise

March 18, 2011 | 2 Comments

As some of you know I belong to a great group called Sketchercise (the group that I am doing the postcard exchange with) – the idea is to combine exercise and sketching.
Ever since I came back from my big trip and have been overwhelmed by how complex normal life is and how much I want to achieve in the evenings after work I have been struggling to get back to visiting the gym 3 times a week.

Well I achieved it this week! Thanks to the desire to do very quick sketches in the car before I go to the gym and a wonderful gym-scone equation that I have developed. 2 visits a week means that I can have 1 scone, 3 visits means 2 scones…so I am sure going to enjoy my sconeS tomorrow! Amazingly the combination of these two factors have created a positive attitude to going to the gym.
BTW I have realised that I am a total SHOW OFF – I only display discipline when I make a big noise about it…no ‘quiet achiever’ award for me! It is only doing what I ought to do so why the fuss! But despite my showing off – can it inspire you to go to the gym (or other exercise) 3 times next week!

These are not great sketches…but the sketches have achieved ‘great’ things. (there is a touch of Liz sarcasm in this sentence!)


  • Makes total sense to me — both the scone/gym equation and the showing off!

    I gained weight after giving my dog to my granddaughter last spring — thought sketching would be enough reason to walk for exercise but it wasn't.

    So I joined the sketchercize Flickr group AND adopted a new Scottie. Not working yet . . . Ceilidh (pronounced KAY-lee) is only 8 1/2 weeks old and can't walk far yet. This week my exercise is keeping up with her needing attention every 2 hours — lots of squats and running after her.

  • trish says:

    Aloha Liz! Just fyi…the pic is missing…

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