Friday, July 25, 2008
I'm down a pound--woohoo! That's the -1.
And I missed exercising two mornings this week because of insufficient sleep once & insomnia once (in my life those are two different problems). But I did go running--delicious, along the lakeshore--this morning. So two runs this week & one strength training session; tomorrow morning I'll work with weights again.
I feel so responsible to myself & others when I post a reward plan. That is, accountable not just to do the exercise but also to give myself the rewards! I now have most of the Colombia poems printed out & am working on them during part of my commute.
And last night I checked the Grant Park Symphony schedule to figure out my free concert! Turns out the Sat. night concert is solos by an operatic tenor, which are not my thing. Tonight, though, the orchestra will be playing a set of Russian pieces (Sibelius, Mussorgsky, & I can't remember what other composer), & that's appealing.
The concert starts at 6:30, & the park pavilion is downtown, between my workplace & home. So this morning after breakfast I took extra time to pack my lunch & figure out what I'll do for supper (buy a sandwich in the office cafeteria & pack it in my by-then-empty lunch container). I also pulled out my folding chair with its carrying sling & brought it with me to the office.
It reminded me that rewards take time & planning too. It's all part of living consciously & thoughtfully, connecting exercising & careful eating to happy experiences, making me feel privileged & grateful.
That's really a rather huge concept. I want to keep thinking & blogging about it.