Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health
Today I woke up late because I had deprived myself of sleep the night before trying to make good on a cyber Monday sale. I am grateful that I have become a morning person but I did a poor job of displaying it this morning. I am making a transition of putting morning meditation and writing before running because I am excited to work out everyday. Writing is my biggest struggle. Eventually, I put on my running shoes (my stimulus), and running shorts. I forgot to do a warm up routine and did 0 jumping jacks and zero stretching because I was excited by the beautiful but cool fall day in Tacoma, Washington. I ran to the nearest park in search of a pull up bar for tomorrow. I was able to locate a useful play structure that should work for my upper body workout tomorrow. At the end of my route, I arrived back at house I was staying at again passing the one mile challenge (2.0 miles, Odometer = 112.7 miles). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, physically.
Back at the apartment, 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 9 squats (24 total), then stretch. 3 sets of 16 lunges (8 each leg, 48 total), then stretch. 3 sets of 20 “breaths” of planking, stretch.
Daily Priority #2 - Spiritual Health
I read the Faith ND daily passage out loud to myself.
I set my alarm for 4 minutes of walking mediation and 4 minutes of sitting meditation as I continued my meditation practice. I used my stress eraser. During the 4 minutes of walking meditation (three, 8 foot sections) the sensor tracked well and I scored 5 points. I did 4 minutes of sitting meditation and at the end of the 4 minutes, the stress eraser had tracked well again as I focused on the phrases "about the third hour" and "will you follow me?" it read a total of 15 points, 8 more for sitting (Point Count = 352). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, spiritually.
Daily Priority #3 - Intellectual Health
I continued writing a chapter entitled "the Russian visa debacle" it was amazing how effortlessly the words flowed once I mandated myself to sit down and just write (words written 311, Word Count = 4158). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, as a writer.
Reward time = breakfast of oatmeal.