Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health
Exercise: I continued with my fitness epic this morning waking up early despite depriving myself of a bit of sleep up late working on a I.I. post. I like that being a morning person still makes this possible. I was a bit sore from yesterday's upper body workout. I got up and got going by trying to sneak in a meditation. I say "trying to sneak" because 2 other people woke up and were milling about while I was sitting. Then I put on my running shoes (my stimulus), arm warmers, running shorts, earmuffs, gloves, and yaktrax. I did a warm up routine of 35 jumping jacks and some stretching outside. I ran a circle around a few city blocks in Billings, MT where the temperature at least above freezing because I stepped in what appeared to be solid it and it was a puddle, soaking one shoe. The next biggest thing of note was my new weapon against the ice on the sidewalks and roadways, I was given a pair of yaktrax pro and having them on my feet made me feel invincible to the ice. At the end of my route, I was able to again pass the one mile challenge (1.1 miles, Odometer = 181.8 miles). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, physically.
Fitness: Back at the apartment I am staying in, I stretched for 2 minutes before continuing 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 (33 total), then stretch. 3 sets of 18 lunges (9 each leg, 54 total), then stretch. 3 sets of 21 “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 4 minutes of walking mediation and 4 minutes of sitting meditation as I continued my meditation practice using my stress eraser. During the 4 minutes of walking meditation (two, 6 foot sections) the sensor tracked well and I scored 15 points. During the 4 minutes of sitting meditation I was distracted by two other people going about their morning routines still, at the end the stress eraser read a total point count of 28, 13 more for sitting (Point Count = 1404). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, spiritually.
Daily Priority #3 - Intellectual Health
Writing: I continued writing about "beat down by the winds of change" (words written 362, Word Count = 15,432). I admit I waited until lunchtime to write this and it flowed effortlessly once I actually started. It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, as a writer because there is always time to write.
Daily Priority #4 - Emotional Health
Daily Priority #5 - Professional Health
Side Gig: I continued adding onto my side gig writing about Kate (words written 384, Word Count = 3,036). I will also admit I waited until lunchtime to write this one too and it flowed effortlessly once I actually started. It amazes me how far I have come from where I started on my project because never too late to start a business.