This morning, I rode my spin bike along to a 30-minute Peloton workout. It was a hard HIIT (high intensity interval training) and Hills session. I put a lot of effort into it, and I did not feel euphoric. Sometimes I avoid intense exercise because I do often feel euphoric, and I panic and worry afterward if it will lead to mania. Usually, it doesn’t. It is just a fear I have. After today’s ride, my muscles feel warm and tired, my chest muscles feel stretched and strengthened while my lungs feel a bit raw (I have asthma). Overall, I feel relaxed and content.
I have a Keurig, and I barely use it. But yesterday, while unsuccessfully looking for Starbucks peppermint mocha at Walmart, I saw maple pecan and decided to splurge a little. I normally use a reusable Keurig pod, but I bought the regular pods this time. So, this morning, I am enjoying some maple pecan coffee.
This morning, I also worked on my senior fitness course. I need to complete the work within a week to meet my deadline for grading. I like to submit my work before the course expiration in case I do not pass. I usually pass with an excellent grade, yet I still get nervous about it and submit it as soon as possible in case I need to make revisions.
I enjoyed the senior fitness course so far. Now that I am getting older, learning about aging and how exercise can prevent a lot of age-related decline and disease is beneficial for me mentally. Instead of being as fearful as I was about aging, I am more optimistic and hopeful.
I need to take some time to draft an editorial calendar for Nibbana Wellness. Once I do that, then I can focus on finding resources to support that week’s articles.
I have been up since 3 AM; I really love waking up this early in the morning. Without medication, I will stay awake all night, and what I loved about being awake all night was that the world is quiet very early in the morning. Waking up this early gives me a sense of that without sleep deprivation!
As I have been immersed in activities this morning, I just noticed the clock, and I am due to log on for work shortly. I work from home, and this has been really wonderful for me. I have a hard time being away from home for long periods of time because of my anxiety. Working from home allows me to control my environment and wear whatever feels comfortable that day.
I am looking forward to my shift, and I am optimistic about the day ahead.