Hello everyone! The Unleashed One here. Not for nothing, but I am really enjoying this NewProfilePic.com app. I'm not sure if I like it enough to invest money, but it is creating some pretty awesome images.
How is everyone doing?
I am a mixture of emotions.
On one hand, I feel sad, although I am not surprised about Roe v Wade being overturned. Despite how I may feel about the issue, I do believe that a woman has the right to have an abortion if she feels that bringing a child into the world under the circumstances is not the right decision for her. It goes to show the sentiment I've echoed since when I wrote Spaded Truths: Themes and Proclamations: Government has no business being in personal business, whether it's dictating the rights of same-sex couples to be married or what women do with their bodies. Trust and believe, the LGBTQIA+ community is not safe.
The United States is on the wrong side of history. If anything, we are repeating history and a cycle that is going to result in nothing but chaos.
This past week, I haven't had much time to go to the gym. It's not due to still feeling sick from the sinus infection. It is because the timeline for Telework got pushed up a week, so I spent most of this week getting my bedroom in optimal work-from-home shape. I invested in a bigger desk so that I could fit my personal desktop computer and my work computer in the same space. I also splurged on additional items, such as a chair mat, a chair pad (for my office chair), a new printer (the other one was on its last leg anyway), and a micro-cut shredder.
Because the L-shaped desk was bigger than anticipated, I had to move around the majority of my bedroom furniture. Amazingly, this setup makes my room appear bigger. I shifted around some of my Index card affirmations to be closer to my work area. I look at them often before starting my day.
Getting this big project done made me feel satisfied, despite throwing off my gym regimen. I did stay committed to getting my steps in throughout the week and was able to meet my goal the majority of the days.
On Saturday (the 25th), I focused on leg day at the gym. I hit a new achievement on the leg press (the one where you load the plates). I was able to do a 1 rep max with three 45 lb plates on each side. I had never been able to do it before. In the times prior when I tried, I wasn't even able to budge the platform, but I was feeling brave. In hindsight, I should have recorded it, but I never think about recording while I'm at the gym ... too focused on just getting the workout done and being on my way. Maybe next time when I'm doing leg day and making the attempt, I will have someone with me to record.
This morning, I attempted my longest walk ever. I tend to focus on the length of time not a set number of miles. Today, I aimed for 15 minutes longer than I did on my previous Sunday walk. My last Sunday walk was for 90 minutes; today, the goal was one hour and forty-five minutes. I spent the first part of the walk listening to an audiobook I had downloaded Lovecraft Country. When you are listening to an audiobook or music, you're not as focused on time.
My legs did start feeling the burn closer to the end of the walk, but I did achieve the goal.
With the change in my work schedule will mark a change in my gym routine. I'm predicting it will be for the better and more fuel-efficient. After I complete this post, I'll be utilizing my planner to keep all in line and on track.
Okay, everyone. I have some in-house things to do.