Workout completed & numbers updated to include today’s and yesterday’s workouts!
I decided this past weekend not to do a “pop up / level up” challenge, because I needed that energy to be put towards other goals & I am glad I switched gears to accomplish them. It enabled me to have dinner ready in 30 minutes today so that I could make my little brother’s recognition ceremony. I am so proud of that man, he is making great strides to build himself up and wanting to bring the family with him. It is unfortunate that there is a miscommunication between him and my sister & I am trying to stay out of the middle. I am prayerful that they are able to get it cleared up so we can continue to move forward as a supportive unit.
In other news…
Again, I met another woman who is doing what I am trying to do, and I was able to get her business card & connect with her. She invited me to stop by and see the place and after speaking with me, she shared she was having a difficult time finding clientele. She shared that she thought it was because she was a little older. She also invited me to collaborate with her, but then ended saying maybe she did not know what she was doing. I just took it all in, and thanked her for her information, and I do plan to check it out in the near future.
I am at the point, where I’m a little torn about doing too much networking now while I am still building my foundation, because it just sounds like a lot of thing I want to do, and hopefully soons, and I do not like speaking on those terms. I set in motion the actions I know I need to take so I do not find myself in the situation of the woman that I met today. Additionally, I know that things have been being put in my path as I need them either as a tool / resources (like the class I am in) or breadcrumbs letting me know I am heading in the correct direction (my dream, meeting people, doors being opened).
I am still extra excited about this journey that I find myself on and I am thankful to be supported on so many levels. Thank each of you who have taken time to read this post, previous posts, and potential subsequent posts yet to be transcribed that you may stumble upon. I have many things in the works, but probably for one of the first times in my life of multitasking, I feel at ease with the pace, timing, progress, and flow of it all.
I think the best way I can describe how I am feeling about it is this.. I feel like I am on a warm untamed path out in nature, barefoot with my toes gripping the soil. Although I am not alone, I am paces ahead of others on an adjacent & similar paths, so I have the luxury of feeling like I am in my own space and still part of a unit simultaneously. I am slowly walking along feeling the warm sun hug my body, and smelling a plethora of scents each one more tantalizing than the former. I am slowly walking along, barely more than rocking in place. I am looking around, seeing, smelling, hearing, feeling, and processing everything in my surroundings. As I bring the focus back to myself, I notice I am a little hungry and am wanting a snack. No more than three paces later, I spot an apple tree. Four paces later as I’m an arm’s reach away, a ripe apple falls & I catch it just before it hits the ground. It is the best tasting apple I have ever had…
This is legit the feeling that I have as I work towards my goals and the harmony I feel when I am engaged in them is like no other. I wish all could have this experience & I am working towards never having to let this state of being deteriorate.
2018 = 5 million!!!
Second half of challenge totals:
- 320 each of:
- push ups
- calf raises
- (seconds) holding plank
- (seconds) holding yoga pose
- 150 minutes stretching
- 80 minutes deep breathing
Totals for day 65/99:
- 960 push-ups (+2 for the “Level up” #1)
- 960 squats & 180 seconds holding seated squat
- 350 plank rotations (+20 for the “Level Up #2)
- 520 seconds holding forearm plank
- 710+ seconds holding yoga pose (Tittibhasana)
- 595 calf raises
- 275 minutes of deep breathing (+20 for the “Level Up #3)
- 180 minutes of stretching
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