BACK TO THE BEACH – yesterday Mark and I came back up to the coastal town of Ventura for some R & R. It is going awesome. Like I wrote yesterday, and said in my latest show, where I talk about depression, being outside – especially in sun – and moderately exercising are GREAT medicine for moderate depression.
Here’s a video of “my medicine” that Mark took along the beach bike path as we did our sunset ride.
Riding at Sunset
Rest and Exporation
Today we toss out or clocks and will explore some more of the area. We may go for a drive, ride some more, read around the pool or just snooze in our room with the luxury of not having to worry about house chores.
Last night we had such a great dinner in the middle of our ride, I’m inspired to blog about that. So, I may post my thoughts after I get my brain fueled up with oatmeal.
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BB (Body Balance) number 8.5. Sleep: 9 freaking hours divided! (good both sets, yay!). Tummy/Gut: balanced and playing nice. Hungry within one hour of waking, will go get some oatmeal once I post this. Energy: High Moderate. Mood: contentedly cheerful (hooray!).
BB is my personal criteria, and I don’t think too hard about it. I ask myself at the keyboard, what is my BB? A number between 1-10, including halves, pops into my head. I write it in my post Then I figure out why it is higher or lower and gently make note.
If you are interested these are my measures.
- Sleep. Quality and Amount.
- Tummy/Gut – If I ate what my body asked for, usually above and below the belly button feel balanced. Ate too much, below the belly button feels more full. Ate too little, the reverse.
- Am I hungry within 1 hour of waking? I have found that I feel best if I am hungry within 1 hour of waking. This tends to make my eating day even and not heavy on food in the evening. But I don’t eat if not hungry unless I’m about to ride or hike. I’ve learned I need to fuel these morning activities, or I’ll bonk.
- What is my energy level? Subjective, but telling.
- A quick look at my mood.
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