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35 Years, Day 208

Today was a better day! I was not the sleep zombie of yesterday.

Energy Checklist
◊ I got enough sleep last night. I think so. I started a worry journal that wound up being a partial list of things to do the next day, and a list of of my general worries. Which include the big things like being the first animal in my lineage, going back 3.5 billion years, that fails to reproduce, and also, myself, my husband, my family, and my pets will die. How do we handle these things? Life is beautiful and then it’s a horror show.
◊ I energized with my morning stretch (detailed in book). I did a few stretches from the book and then my hubby and I drove to a near by state park first thing in the morning, and I did yoga while he ran. Wish I’d gotten a picture!
◊ I ate breakfast. A thermos of coffee and my usual wheat-bix/raisin bran cereal with milk.
◊ I drank eight glasses of water. I think I had about 5 cups of liquid again. Two cups of coffee/milk, two cups of fruit juice watered down quite a bit, and a cup of chocolate milk.
◊ I got outside for some fresh air and sunshine. 
Yes, this morning doing yoga at the park! It was pretty nice, there was a colony of prairie dogs by me.
◊ If I caught myself in a negative thought, I turned it positive. Not really… but I haven’t been having bad days lately. Well except for existential dread. Last year when I started this journal I was feeling a lot more down. I probably would have cried if I’d know I would still not be pregnant with a viable child a year later but… I guess I’ve gotten used to the fact that this is taking a long time. I’m trying to learn to live with uncertainty.
◊ I connected with someone. Mostly my hubby; I also talked to my brother on the phone and sent emails to my Uncle and Grandmother.
◊ I did something fun or relaxing, just for me. The yoga while my husband ran was fun. I hate running so running would have been awful! I started reading a Kristan Higgins novel.
◊ I worked out for thirty minutes or more. Actually about an hour and a half today, but not all of it was strenuous! First was the gentle yoga at the park, then we picked up a “Zumba Rizer” I’d ordered off of Amazon, and when I got home I did a thirty minute workout with it. Then later I did another half hour of yoga. Not to toot Amazon’s horn, but when I’m not doing my Aerial Yoga class in person, I mostly workout through freebies from Amazon Prime.
◊ I only went on the internet from six to eight PM: No. I wasn’t too bad but I need to quit compulsively checking websites between the other things I do during the day!
◊ I did my bedtime stretch (detailed in book.) I did it last night and will do shortly, along with my worry journal.

Good Night!

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