Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health
Exercise: I continued with my fitness epic this morning after an incredibly short sleep following a very late night being out with friends at a wedding. I appreciated being a morning person because I was still able to wake up early enough to sneak in a meditation and then put on my running shoes (my stimulus), arm warmers, running shorts, earmuffs, gloves, and yaktrax. I actively choose not to do any warm up routine of so I did 0 jumping jacks and no stretching. Ooops. I ran an out and back on the prairie just outside of Spokane, WA. The outside was snowy and very much winter which made yaktrax seem like a good idea. Halfway through my run I ripped off the ear muffs because they were just too hot, my body had warmed up enough to not need them. I also removed my yaktrax because I was running on a road that was wither clear and wet or wet and slushy, not seeming very slick. I arrived at a tree that I had used as a pull up bar before, months ago and I did 4 1/3 pull ups, and 3 1/8 chin ups. At the end of my route, I was able to again pass the one mile challenge (1.4 miles, Odometer = 185.3 miles). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, physically.
Fitness: Back at the apartment I was staying at, I stretched for a few minutes while I cooled down before I continued my routine. I did 3 sets of 24 dumbbell rows (12 each arm, 72 total) using a full backpack as weight, stretch. I also did 3 sets of 12 push-ups (36 total). I continue to enjoy my commitment to not using gym machines because I don't need a gym.
Daily Priority #2 - Spiritual Health
Spiritual Reading: No Faith ND daily passage today, it is Sunday. At church I used my homemade journal to ask God how I could become the best version of myself. I wrote the words "if you choose the wrong foundation to live your life, it's all vapor" inspired by Ecclesiastes 1:1-11
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. I did 4 minutes of walking meditation (two, 6 foot sections) but my stress eraser was no longer tracking at the end so I scored 3 points. I did 4 minutes of sitting meditation where I focused on breathing and mental touching points. Despite good focus, the stress eraser was cold and at the end the total read 10 points, 7 more for sitting (Point Count = 1452). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, spiritually.
Daily Priority #3 - Intellectual Health
Writing: I wrote about "beat down by the winds of change" but I will admit I actually cheated and wrote this paragraph the next day. Not a habit I condone or encourage for myself (words written 229, Word Count = 16,364). 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 admitted wrote wrote this paragraph the next day about Tom (words written 385 Word Count = 3,944). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started on my project because never too late to start a business.
Reward time = breakfast of pancakes