As I began to set my new goals for this year, I wondered how easy it would be to get into the routine I had laid out especially with a partner who loves to have a morning snuggle rather than get up and go.
However, thanks to jet lag and no time to waste before heading back to work, the first day has gone incredibly well so far.
We managed to stay awake until about 8:45pm last night, which almost met the “don’t sleep before 9pm” travel rule for getting over jet lag. We both still woke up a couple of times, but by the time the alarm went off at 5am, I was ready to face the cold.
With a quick change into my workout gear, I managed a 20-minute meditation session with only the beginnings of dead leg by the time the bell gonged. 😉
Then, after a quick stretch on the mat, I was out the door with my new wireless Bluetooth headphones for a refreshing morning jog.
I was fairly pleased with these stats for my first run back and in the chilly temps.
Also, I have decided to go back to a fairly Paleo & plant-based diet removing the carbs/sugars in our diet. So, that meant having a good breakfast of scrambled eggs 🥚 , sausages 🌭(not ideal to have processed meat, but that was what I could get last minute) and spinach with some pickled cucumbers 🥒 (tsukemono).
Another benefit of this early start is that I have time to write again – journaling and blogging. I am on a mission to re-focus on my writing again as it does/can bring me money and I enjoy it more than some of the other “easy-money”-making activities that I am doing. While I will try to maintain a balance as income is our priority this year, I am going to do my best to stay true to my passions again.
So, gotta say we are off to a great first day back ‘home’ in Japan 🇯🇵 .