Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health
Exercise: I continued with my fitness epic waking up at the perfect time after a great sleep. I appreciated being a morning person and made a mental note that I wasn't overly sore in any areas of my body. I did a meditation and then I put on my running shoes (my stimulus), arm warmers, and running shorts. I did a warm up routine of 35 jumping jacks and some stretching outside. I ran to the West Seattle stadium in Seattle, WA being back in one of the places where I was in the early stages of my fitness development. At the West Seattle stadium, I ran two laps around the track. There was no rain in the air but the standing water on the track slowly dampened my shoes with each stride. At the end of my route, I was able to again pass the one mile challenge (1.6 miles, Odometer = 186.9 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. Because my muscles are strengthening, I am no longer getting the challenge with my body weight alone. Today I had to slow down the motion of the movements, which again worked nicely, bringing back the burn.
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) I focused on each motion: heal-up, lift-ing, move-ing, lower-ing, touch-ing, press-ing. The sensor tracked well and I scored 12 points. During the 4 minutes of sitting meditation, the change in my body position from walking to sitting was difficult for the stress eraser. I reset it one time and then focused on breathing. I scored a total point count of 21, 9 more for sitting (Point Count = 1473). 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 371, Word Count = 16,735). 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 Sue (words written 189, Word Count = 4,133). 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 oatmeal and banana.