Morning BC’s here are a few items that LOOM large in yesterday’s activity.
1.Happy Green Beer Day – er St. Paddy’s Day
2.Book Club Reading
As usual, I put off starting my book club reading until the last minute. Why you ask? Aren’t the books any good? We have a mixed bag of results by our club choices, but that is our point – to experience reading adventures that we would not otherwise have. It is really cool to share reading and then to discuss it. Nope. My problem is that reading is VERY HARD for me since my bike accident and it is more of a chore than a pleasure. That being said, this book is AWESOME and I am enjoying it and kicking myself that I didn’t start it earlier so I could have ‘savored’ it instead of ‘binge reading’ in order to get it read by Saturday’s meeting. There must be some perfectionistic or procrastinator’s lesson there, but no time to ponder, got to get back to reading.
3. My ‘Go To’ Exercise Music
I still have an iPod stocked with my tunes and I listen on the way up the mountain or when I ride on a dedicated bike path removed from traffic. One of my best pleasures is posting to Sophie from Scotland on IG what I’m #RockingOutTo. Let me be clear, I am 99% old school and barely know the names of any bands or musicians post 1979 unless they’ve been in a relationship or scandal that puts their name into the news. BUT I do have an extensive collection of tunes based in my time capsule sensabilities. I tell Sophie and she tells me what SHE’s listening to. Cool! That way I know to listen to some new music and she gets the chance to explore my, to quote The Who, g..g..g..generation.
This is my favorite exercise companion music. One of my favorite bands, Styx, doing covers of many of my OTHER favorite bands. Can’t lose! Love this, Give it a listen, it has a nice beat for walking and riding.
What does the day teach us?
I was happy to go riding with Mark on the river and get some gentle exercise, though the HEAT is still with us. We slogged our way on the path, met an amazing cancer survivor who shared his story with us and reminded Mark and me that we are oh, so lucky to be well and have the time to ride on a beautiful day – even if it WAS darn hot.
Then after I replied to a few comments here and answered emails, I quit putting off my task and I focused on READING. Yep reading. I got 1/3 of the way through All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel by Anthony Doerr. It’s an interesting parallel story about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. Since my heritage is German and my dad, US born, served in WW II this is both personal and interesting. If you love character driven books and history, I highly recommend it.
Reading. Then more work on my animation voice assignments. I realize I need to get back to more focus, more consistent practice and quit dicking around so much. I LOVE voice acting, I BELIEVE I can develop the skill to audition commercially, and it is TIME to invest my own time in myself. Hmmm, another cool lesson there for the show maybe.
Oh well, off to read and practice then this evening Mark and I go off to writing group for more writing adventures.
Have a great day BCs!
How about you?
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PSS, some BCs have asked me the difference between blog postings and status pages. Blog postings are where I develop a complete topic triggered by my status thoughts. Status thoughts are how my day went, what’s on my agenda, and how my body feels today – and not much editing or thought goes into them. That’s why I don’t clog up your email with them. 🙂
BB (Body Balance) number: 8.
Sleep: 6 hours undivided.
Hungry: 3 hours after waking. Going to make breakfast now.
Energy: High Moderate.
Mood: Focused and full of self-belief
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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