Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health
Exercise: I continued with my fitness epic today as I woke later than I wanted but earlier than I needed to. True, I had deprived myself of valuable sleep staying up late working on a financial development outline but it had been worth it. Besides, being a morning person who wakes up every morning filled with purpose allowed me to sneak in a meditation before putting on my running shoes (my stimulus), arm warmers, running shorts, and earmuffs. I did a warm up routine of 35 jumping jacks and some stretching. I ran a circle around a few city blocks in Billings, MT where the big new development was that a new inch of snow that had fallen on the ground over night. Add this to the ice that I knew was lurking underneath the beautiful new layer of snow and I knew that the sidewalks and roads could be treacherous. I wished that I had a pair of yaktraxs but I did not let it deter my mourning routine. At the end of my route, I was able to again pass the one mile challenge (1.1 miles, Odometer = 174.5 miles). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, physically. Interestingly enough, I noted that just like previous mornings by the time I returned to my starting point I was sweating. The cold temperatures did stop my hand and forehead from being wet with sweat.
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. I upped my lunges since I was not feeling the burn at the end the other day. 3 sets of 20 “breaths” of planking, stretch. I can do all of this without needing a gym.
Daily Priority #2 - Spiritual Health
Spiritual Reading: Faith ND
Meditation: There were already other people awake when I finally got out of bed, so I had to use the bathroom method to sneak in a 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 (three, 6 foot sections) the sensor tracked well and I scored 13 points although it continues to give me a low battery warning. During the 4 minutes of sitting meditation I focused on the mental touching points and I finished with a point count of 30, 17 more for sitting (Point Count = 1273). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, spiritually.
Daily Priority #3 - Intellectual Health
Writing: I continued writing about "Nomadic Exhaustion" today (words written 285, Word Count = 13,720). It did it early in the day and it flowed effortlessly. 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 but did not write today (Word Count = 1404). 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 yoghurt granola and banana and a morning of working on my laptop using my fitdesk (13 miles, Odometer = 504.5). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, as a rider.