An okay start

Today I started my 8×8 challenge and I worried I was sunk before I started. I woke up in the middle of the night with an upset stomach and wasn’t able to sleep for a long time.

But luckily, I still accomplished quite a lot for the day. Not all 8 tasks – I was feeling terrible late morning so I skipped the outdoors and had a nap. But I did the 6 other tasks and more besides. So I feel good about that.

I kept the exercise to a very gentle yoga class, but hopefully I’ll be feeling better tomorrow and can do more.

Here are my stickers. 😉



A beautiful sunny day

Today I put some of my spare time to good use and had some fun in the sun.

It is a gorgeous sunny day with bright blue skies and I finally took my bike out of storage for a ride. I also went to an outdoor yoga class. It definitely helped bring me some of the peace I’ve been lacking this week. The mat got quite hot a few times and I hope I didn’t get a sunburn, but the sun felt so nice on my skin.

I’m so glad I got out of the house and realized how great the outdoors make me feel. I think I need to start thinking of my time off as summer vacation so that I make the most of it.

That said, I need to study for a job interview this afternoon, so I plan to combine that with a bike ride and relaxation under a tree. 🙂

Moving on

Today I recovered well from my one day blip. I have yet to create my next “challenge”, but I did work on four key things today:

Go to work – check
Workout 30 min – check (90 min yoga class with workout/relaxation/meditation)
Finances – check (lots of banking and started to prepare my taxes)
Go outside – check

Things to add to my challenge are job search activities and (after this week) yoga homework. Oh, and no more buying lunches or lattes.

But I’m happy with what I accomplished today. 🙂