Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health
Exercise: I continued with my fitness epic this morning when I woke up after a fantastic night's sleep. It was pleasantly sore from my workout yesterday. I like being a morning person and after putting on my running shoes, and shorts, I did a warm up routine of 25 jumping jacks and some stretching before jogging through Grand Junction, Colorado. I ran on a very busy street that was alive with both traffic and school children on their way to school on the sunny summer day. Even the run back on the quieter street often shifted between serene and high traffic. Add that to a noticeable amount of more cars parked along the streets for college being back in session and me almost getting hit by a car turning right while only looking left and it was a bustling sort of morning run. At the end of the route, I was able to again pass the one mile challenge (2.0 miles, Odometer = ---.- miles). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, physically.
Fitness: Back at my home, I stretched for 2 minutes and continued my routine. Yesterday was an upper body day so today was a lower body day. I did 3 “sets” of each movement. 3 sets of 12 squats (36 total) increasing by 1 each rep today, then stretch. 3 sets of 18 lunges (9 each leg, 54 total) increasing by one each leg per rep today, then stretch. 3 sets of 16 “breaths” of planking, stretch. I can do all of this without needing a gym.
Daily Priority #2 - Spiritual Health
Spiritual Reading: Faith ND
Meditation: I set my alarm for 2 minutes walking meditation and 2 minutes sitting meditation as I restarted my meditation practice using my stress eraser. During the 2 minutes walking meditation (one, 6 foot section) the sensor tracked ok and I scored 7 points. During the sitting meditation, I was focused, my heart rate was down and I finished with a point count of 15, 8 more for sitting (Point Count = -,---). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, spiritually although I do note the paradox of public spirituality.