I definitely felt better today, I think that raw garlic and tea is helping neutralize this disharmony trying to take over my constitution!
As I sit here sweating, it brought me back to those cold track meets in high school (though there were not too many). Where it was overcast and windy, but we would still sweat competing our hearts out. I find that these days, I often go back in my mind and recount fond memories of “simpler” times in my journey. Back when I had no idea how all encompassing “adulting” would be & just how less “free” time we would have because we understand in a capital-driven society, even time not doing work is not free. If I use any electricity, water, or eat food (check on all of those), they all still cost money, whether paid already or soon-to-be. Ahhhh just thinking about the days where I just thought everyone was provided a home, with running water, and the lights stayed on for everyone (military child)…
Now as a mother, I am thinking years ahead and trying to figure out the most balanced method to prepare my multi-cultural child for a world (that I probably will not even recognize by that time), which will be ever-changing… while not robbing her of a childhood as I attempt forego her blindsiding to the harsh reality of her need to perfect her double-consciousness. How to teach her to be strong enough to survive in this world, but soft enough to still be human, kind, humble, and eloquently carry her womanly essence. How to embrace her culture, her family, her neighbors, stringers, and acquaintances with the same love, but a different mind and level of attention.
…all of these thoughts just from sweat trickling down my arms…
These thoughts alone let me know that I am on the right path with my challenge, and that I have MUCH MORE sweating to come as I navigate this existence as the co-captain of this house with an ever expanding crew. For today, mission successful. Over & Out!
Day 29 = Successfully completed!
Totals for day 29/99:
- 365 push-ups (+2 for the “Level up” #1)
- 365 squats
- 45 seconds holding seated squat
- 230 plank rotations (+20 for the “Level Up #2)
- 45 seconds holding forearm plank
- 270+ seconds holding yoga pose (Tittibhasana)
- 145 minutes of deep breathing (+20 for the “Level Up #3)
- 15 calf raises (new!)
Level Up #1 | Level Up #2 | Level Up #3 | Level Up #4 | Level Up #5 | Level Up #6 | Level Up #7 | Level Up #8 |
>Respectfully submitted & Always thankful<< ~Mai