So I am reminded to never use that song as an alarm song again. Fun song, just not a great one for waking up to. Whip Nae Nae
I began my routines of using the Yoga and Meditation that I selected for myself for the day...and I will admit, I didn't feel very "connected" to the sessions that day. (links above). Now the issue very well could have been me. I was in a "funk" to begin with and ironically it was the first day of my new cycle. At times in the past year (since I've had adrenal challenges, I have noticed a certain level of "grumpiness" on this first day of my cycle. So when it happens, I recognize it, and find gratitude for being a woman with healthy reproductive organs. Always, always gratitude even when we are in a state of "discomfort or grumpiness". I allow it to be my reminder to be grateful for what I have.
At 9:10 pm last night I wrote on Facebook as a quick summary of my day:
Really? As I see the time, I realize it is time to prepare for my early morning routines.
I did find myself wish for more time to sleep when my alarm went off today, yet I knew I made a commitment to myself to follow through on my new healthy habits. Pressing snooze was not an option.
20 mins of yoga, 20 mins of meditation and 20 mins of soul journaling (Elisa Romeo, thank you)
I also met a friend for lunch and as busy as I was, and I almost canceled, I knew that my soul wanted me to meet up with my friend Kari. (My soul journaling exercise was my reminder first thing today, I wasn't willing to go against it)
I got the kids to bed after taking time to enjoy a great evening with them learning about Michael Jackson. (They requested it, so we learned a lot together.) Jack also wrote multiple letters and drew pictures to Micheal and he hopes that he will come back to life someday.
A wonderful evening after a great day (that had some hectic moments and I practiced forgiveness for the imperfect parts that almost knocked me off course)
As I was just about to get myself ready for bed, I noticed a card tucked under the blankets by my pillow. It was a beautiful card from my husband (Cam) who is my biggest cheerleader. He is cheering me on, for this day 4...for sticking with my early morning plan and my healthy meals all week. He has seen me start and quit a lot of things...so his support is so helpful.
I can say that if you have a decision to make and you have been putting it off or making excuses -please set an intention to decide on your START date. Day 4 for me and although I struggle at times to follow through, the rewards far outweigh the challenges! You deserve it. Don't keep putting this off...time waits for none of us.
My soul message (near the end of today's few pages) speaks of a message that came to me many years ago after my friend Chris passed away. In my dream he said, "keep on keeping on" a dream I will NEVER forget and his message came through my soul journaling today along with other wonderful reminders.
Nothing changes until you do!