I decided to start over on my daily challenges because of traveling and the holidays taking out over a week’s time and not really having the opportunity to write much. Besides, what’s a New Year’s without some resolutions?
I will put all of the challenge updates on a single post instead of seven different ones. I think it will be a little easier to stay on top of this way.
Today, I did tapping for feeling guilty for wanting more using the Attracting Abundance with EFT program. I was kind of surprised how strong this is, but it makes sense. Who wasn’t told that they were good boys and girls for sharing even when they didn’t want to? After all, the pie’s only so big and someone gets less if I get more, right? So I got this to go from a SUDS level of 9 down to a 3.
I tapped on not being worthy of having more money (more anything?) with Money Beyond Belief. Yikes! I went from a SUDS of 9 down to a 5. There must be more to this one trapped in me somewhere. Luckily, we’re tapping on not being good enough tomorrow!
I tapped on why and when my symptoms started using “The Vibration of Exceptional Health.” I had a doctor who pointed out that my symptoms really began after I got married. I knew I had issues with a certain type of anxiety before getting married, but it got worse. It did not help that 9/11 happened the year after I got married. That time period was kind of personal for me–relatives of family friends were on the plane that crashed in PA, a close relative worked at the major regional post office transfer station that feeds DC and had to go on Cipro, and I worked about 1 block west and 2 blocks north of where the first sniper shooting happened in Rockville/Bethesda, MD. My first panic attack was 2 days after the small plane ran into a building in Florida in December 2001, but I was already having symptoms of fibromyalgia before then. I think the one of the unconscious needs that my FMS symptoms were trying to fill was an effort to get my new husband to actually behave as though he gave a rat’s behind about me. I’m not sure how to word that. There’s no conscious decision to have the symptoms, but if you have to look for what was going on at the time they occurred, what would be the upside of having them, what would be the downside of letting them go, etc., that was the only thing I could come up with.
I tapped on being afraid of facing who I am without the drama in Drop the Drama. This could be a biggy. Who are you if you don’t have the daily drama? Are you still important? Do you still matter to the people around you? Will you just fade into the woodwork behind you if you stop engaging in drama with those around you? I started at a SUDS of 9 and think I went down to about a 5. I may do this one again.
I got Carol Look’s Eliminate Procrastination program and listened to the first two sections, which talk about the various reasons for procrastination and how they fit into four broad categories.
I’m changing up the schedule. I decided that I want to do all of the weight lifting exercises together on one day, but do them twice a week. So here’s the revised schedule:
- meditation, at least 5 minutes, working up to 15 minutes
- rebounder, at least 5 minutes, working up to 15 minutes
Monday: walking on the treadmill for now. I will switch to High Intensity Interval Training as my conditioning improves (and after I get a bike stand to be able to do it on the bike in the house; this is the one I’ve asked Santa for for Christmas as it was pretty inexpensive).
Tuesday: weights lifting. I currently have neoprene weights in 2 lbs, 3 lbs, and 5 lbs. I use canned vegetables for 1 lb weights. I’ve asked Santa for some heavier weights. We’ll see if he delivers.
Wednesday: walking on the treadmill. This will stay just walking. The plan is to maintain it at 20 minutes per day and increase the maximum speed. Right now my maximum speed is 3.0 mph, but I noticed that it was easier yesterday. Progress!
Thursday: a repeat of Monday–currently walking on the treadmill, switching to HIIT as I can.
Friday: back to weights
Saturday: walking on the treadmill
Sunday: walking on the treadmill
So for today I meditated for about 5 minutes, repeating “perfect health” on the inhale. I also did the rebounder for 6 minutes and walked on the treadmill for 20.
I finished updating all of the links for Carol Look; she moved her website. I also got a book at the library on WordPress. I’m hoping to actually start reading it any day now!
We played some Minecraft. Sweet Baby entered the seed “911” because it has a decent expanse of grassland. On Christmas, PS3 players were blessed with an update that included horses, which only spawn on grasslands. For anyone looking for a more well-rounded playing experience, most of the rest of the world is ice.
Yesterday (I’ll include it here since I didn’t do a post), we played with Sweet Baby’s new Calico Critters additions that she got for Christmas. She got the supermarket, elementary school, school bus, and doctor’s office. She already had the townhouse, cozy cottage, large tree house, and small tree house.
I killed it! First, I put together a slapdash stall for Chelsea and Scotch (Butterscotch).
Scotch was born on 12/19. This was what I had built by 12/23 (I had to put Chelsea and Scotch in the run-in stall and Emma in the barn stall).
Emma had her babies on 12/25–Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, and Vixen. Separate posts for the babies coming soon!
This is where I’m at now with the stalls on the barn/shed remodel.
My next big remodel is the chicken coop. I’ve already started, but this is where I’m at this afternoon. Originally, we only had five chickens and I was building small and cheap. It was 4′ in the front and 3.5′ in the back. It’s going to be 6’3″ in the back and 6’9″ in the front now. I will run some 2″ x 8″ or 2″ x 6″ in all doorways so that I can have deeper bedding. I’ll have to put steps in front so that the ducks can get in and out. Those are the incredibly loud and annoying guineas in the picture.
Still working on getting to bed earlier and waking up earlier, but I did go through our homeschool schedule and our hoped-for daily schedule and found that they didn’t match. I’ve redone them both and got them lined up. Now I just need to get some contact paper so that I can print them and hang them up. I use a grid for the homeschool so that we can use a dry erase marker and mark off each subject on whatever days it’s on, since not all subjects are on all days.
Woo-hoo! I feel like I’m rocking!
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