Daily Priority #1 - Physical Health
Exercise: I continued with my fitness epic after a full night's sleep. My lower body, especially my hamstrings, were a bit more tight than anywhere on my upper body from all the exercise yesterday which I noted as a good sign. I like being a morning person because I was able to get up and do a meditation before putting on my running shoes (my stimulus), arm warmers, and running shorts. I did a warm up routine of 35 jumping jacks and some stretching inside. Then, as if my morning routine has a momentum of its own, I was outside enjoying the sunrise over Mount Rainier to the east of west Seattle. It was one of the most brilliant I have seen. I ran to the track. As I ran my hands were cold but I noticed something more important. My breathing was deep and hard and I was hit with the thought. This whole exercise thing- it has not gotten easier, but I have gotten better. My breathing is still labored and my muscles still burn, but now I go faster and longer. I went around the track twice, my body on autopilot. When I was done at the track, I exited and ran up the slight hill to connect back to the street, when, like clockwork my hands were rosy warm from the blood pumping through them. Also, I was sweating. At the end of my route, I was able to again pass the one mile challenge (1.6 miles, Odometer = 222.1 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 14 squats (42 total), then stretch. 3 sets of 18 lunges (9 each leg, 54 total), then stretch. 3 sets of 24 “breaths” of planking, stretch. I can do all of this without needing 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 "may the meditations of my heart be acceptable" inspired by Psalms 19: 14
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 the sensor tracked well as I focused on each motion: heal-up, lift-ing, move-ing, lower-ing, touch-ing, press-ing, where the "ing" is the end of the motion. This mental challenge brought focus and I scored 16 points. During the 4 minutes of sitting meditation, the stress eraser continued to track well while I focused on mental touching points although I was distracted half way through for a brief time and I had to refocus. I finished with a point count of 37, 21 more for sitting (Point Count = 1973). 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 381, Word Count = 23,073). 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 352, Word Count = 8,352). It amazes me how far I have come from where I started on my project because never too late to start a business.
Daily Priority #6 - Financial Health