As of yesterday I overdid it three days in a row! 7-10 minutes each time without stretching. I learned the importance of stretching because of the lactic acid coursing through my quads. Ouch! I think I have been a little slothly and hasty all at once. I took a lot of time just trying to be more active and a lot of time not trying really. So I decided to start working out even if all I could do was a few minutes. That was the result of the past three days.
I have been super cautious about moving around because the Thalassemia and Iron Deficiency giving me all of this faintness. I didn’t want to pass out from overexerting, but any exerting is cause for faintness so I just gave up and exerted. I did experience some faintness the first day, but the next two I just had lactic acid for all the exerting in my legs.
Recently, I realized that social media is toxic to me mentally so I’m quitting everything, but Instagram and LinkedIn. I was going to quit it all, but I need to have some way to show my aunt the clothes I’m making. I guess you need to see it too. 🙂 I was thinking of moving Dandelioness to Twitch as well. I know it’s an oversaturated place and I might get lost in the fray. I just think it would be extra fun to find those niche game people. I will start Sunday after church (or Bible study) with Overwatch. I will then be streaming Chex Quest and when I finish I will move to other games like Jet Set Radio, Knytt Underground, Portal 2, and MAYBE Destiny 2. It’s oversaturated and I don’t even know if I will like the game.
My new normal for a while will be three days solid exercise and a recovery period of about four. I know that seems a bit counterproductive, but man it is hard to maintain too much activity for too long. I will be increasing it gradually. Being active has made me a little more ready for bed though. I will be doing some cardio the first day, Pilates the second day, and resistance bands the third at home. Weather permitting and breathable, I will be walking or dancing inside. I decided to delete my Tik Tok because I am being ridiculous on there. I’m not showing Jesus to people. Just doing trends. It was boring anyway. So find me on those. I might also open up a Goodreads and Bandcamp with my new free time not vegging out. I just realized I don’t have to wade through a bunch of stuff that is toxic, I can just quit the stuff that has been for me. I hope you find your own special way of interacting with the world. I have to say, I didn’t think I would end up being this way, but I just found that it’s healthier not to dwell in things that make you remember things that are poisonous to you just to have connection.
I decided to mind map my first novel and I think it’s the best idea I had. Really gets the juices flowing. I have some characters and some plot. Have to keep trying. It’s amazing what something simple from grade school can do for you if you get a writer’s block. I will be writing more soon. I have 1,000 words, but I need to get further. I have been so busy trying to get everything done that I haven’t really gotten to it. It will be done, I estimate, Maybe in November or December. I will post the amazon as soon as I feel like it’s complete.