Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health
Exercise: I continued with my fitness epic after I woke up after a good sleep. I approve of being a morning person because it got me to bed at an early hour last night. I noticed that I was a little bit sore in every area of my body without being overly sore anywhere. Sort of a pleasant soreness. I got up and got going by sneaking in a meditation and then putting on my running shoes (my stimulus), arm warmers, running shorts, earmuffs, and gloves. 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 is about 25 degrees fahrenheit. The biggest thing of note was every street I crossed, there were patches of black ice that I had to be very careful of my foot placement. Eventually I will invest in some yaktrax.... At the end of my route, I was able to again pass the one mile challenge (1.1 miles, Odometer = 179.5 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 13 points. During the 4 minutes of sitting meditation I focused on the phrase "about the third hour." Interesting, it was when I let go of my expectations that I began to get the "warm fuzzies" and just as it was happening, my alarm went off. My stress eraser had a total point count of 31, 18 more for sitting (Point Count = 1343). 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 332, Word Count = 14,830). 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 Bob (words written 413, Word Count = 2,345). 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 pumpkin muffins and a banana and a morning of working on my laptop using my fitdesk (11.5 miles, Odometer = 526). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started, as a rider.