Day 24 was another fail. We went out with friend from out-of-town, Terry, Friday night, and then had breakfast out Saturday morning, then I had to go to work. We had a bit too much fun Friday night, so with the breakfast and having to get to work, there wasn't time nor inclination to exercise.
Today, I'm off work, I had a good night's sleep, so I got in an hour-long morning walk with the husband and the dog. It's dreary out now, but it's supposed to be raining later today, so I figured earlier would be better than later. The dog hates to be outside in the rain.
Sometimes, and today was one of those times, the dog gets these saliva strings that are nearly impossible to break. They grow like supernatural tentacles, hanging down from her mouth, and when they are long enough, she swings them up over her snout where they lay like blind worms that crawled out from under her lips. She looks bizarre when this happens. The things are both strong and slick, so you can't wipe or pinch them off. You have to scrape them off with a stick.
She had a lot of those today. I think there's a correlation between eating things out of the gutter and getting the saliva worms, but I'm not sure. Possibly she's just weird.
You can see an example of a saliva worm in the picture. They're so gross.
I also did three-plus minutes on the stairs. I set the timer for three minutes, but then Eric started making a smoothie, so I didn't hear it when it first went off. I don't have any idea how long it had been going off for when I finally quit and went to check, but I got in 21 trips up and down the basement stairs. Unfortunately, last time I didn't count my trips, so I have no comparison.
I haven't been writing affirmations like I should be, but I am keeping up with the app. I'm convinced the written affirmations are more useful, but the app is a quick reminder that can be done anywhere.
One thing I like about the app is that it asks for a positive event, so I have to think about the recent past and look for something positive. It's all too easy to get caught up in the things that don't go well and ignore the little things that do go well.
Week Twenty-one: Mental Health/Spiritual - Affirmations