Day 63 ~ January 9th, 2018
Today’s Calendar Word: dight ~ to clothe or equip
Today’s Calendar Quote: “How wonderful! How wonderful! The inanimate expounding the Dharma. What an ineffable truth!” — Tung-shan
Energy-wise it was an extremely slow morning. I couldn’t get my ‘get-up-and-go’ going a hundred percent until much later in the afternoon. I nearly opted to do groceries a different day, but I knew that would just make me frazzled as far as time goes so I didn’t choose that route. I am so glad I didn’t because I saw a co-worker from my old job at the grocery store and I hadn’t seen him in a couple of years. Turns out he is about to leave the same place as well for partly the same reason I did, but it’s now a thousand times worse than when I left about 4 years ago. Considering how much it is stressing him out, I am so glad to hear he is cutting himself loose and I know he’ll find something better if he chooses to find other work.
He is easily one of the most interesting people I’ve ever met and I was so glad to run into him randomly this afternoon!
Day 49 ~ December 26th, 2017
I got most of my email inbox emptied out this morning! It was not what I originally planned to do at all today, but I got into a groove and just stuck with it. Not sure what I’ll do next though… maybe some reading or video games? I might hit up a shower first though to warm up all the extremities if I’m going to be sitting still for a good length of time.
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Day 27 ~ December 4th, 2017
A fairly relaxed day I suppose. A fantastic morning with the kiddo and my friend (his EA), they are getting along so well! It makes me incredibly happy! We had about a 30 minute hiccup in the afternoon when I decided TV was done for a while and I also needed to get my run in for my workout program today. Thankfully he was less physical today than he has been the last week or so and he used his words more than I expected, though still not a lot either. It’s always a work in progress and next time will be better!
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Day 23 ~ November 30th, 2017
Got out for some outdoor exploring and nature collecting again this morning. Plus, I wanted to scope out an area that has a suspension bridge that requires a bit of hike to it as well. Next outting might be up to the bridge, but this morning we went further up the back road, thankfully the road wasn’t bad for my little car. We grabbed some more sticks and rocks (small and medium) to do more painting in the future and the sticks for wrapping. At the spot I stopped to park the car there was a deer carcass off to the side, which means that someone shot it and cleaned it up there. Completely illegal and well within the city limits -_- so dangerous!
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Day 8 – November 15th, 2017
*sigh* If I miss one day then it’s so likely that I will miss two… I’ve been so sore (hard DOMS) the last few days so sitting at my computer wasn’t appealing. Plus, with the snow melting this past week I wanted to get out to the yards to clean up most of the leaves before it snowed again and lost my chance.
I worked my core too hard this weekend, it’s a mistake I haven’t made in a long time and I’ve mentally berated myself several times over the last few days. I won’t make this mistake again!
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Day 33 ~ February 24th, 2017
I was awake early this morning and it’s been quite productive! That’s such a good feeling ~
I would like this to be part of my daily regimen again because it helps me sleep better at night. I slept like a rock last night, I don’t think I changed positions once and then when I moved I ended up just getting out of bed.
Anyway… glad that the rest of the day was as productive I suppose!
Zipped my workouts and yoga out first thing this AM so all I need to do is a run a little later this afternoon. It’s warm(ish) and sunny out so I will attempt an outdoor run. So excited!! Definitely sick of running in circles at the track! The first race is coming up soon too, right at the start of April, so just over a month. Time is going by so quickly, 5 weeks isn’t that far away at all. Getting pumped it’s in area that I’ve walked and cycled before here (not the exact route, just the general area), but never ran anywhere nearby so it will be new for me.
Things that I am grateful for/about today:
~ that my day started so early so I’ve accomplished a lot today!
~ getting some banana bread baked
~ kind of being caught up on the laundry for once!
~ running outside!!!!!!!!
~ my son getting so excited about a squirrel in the back yard and sharing it with me 😀
Cheers ~ ✌
Day 6: back & biceps ~ 25lb dumbbells for the bicep curls, 30lb dumbbells for the bent over rows, and 50lb dumbbells farmer’s walk
Day 7: legs ~ 50lb dumbbells for the squats and calf raises and 30lb dumbbells for both lunges
Day 8: abs ~ doubled all reps or time for each exercise
Day 9: shoulders, chest & triceps ~ 25lb dumbbells with the shoulder and chest press and 15lb dumbbells for the lateral and forward raises
Day 10: back & biceps ~ 50lb dumbbells for the shrugs, 30lb dumbbells for the deadlifts and alt. bicep curls, 25lb dumbbells for the upright rows, and used 15lb dumbbells for the renegade rows.