Again, I had a hard time maintaining this. I’m hitting that slump where the enthusiasm is gone, and only self-discipline and habit are forcing me to hold the course. The good news is, I recognise what is happening. This awareness represents growth for me, and instead of beating myself up over it, I can now view it with a sense of acceptance, sort of an ‘oh yes, I’m in this phase now’. This is a big departure from my past, where I would have been thinking, ‘what’s wrong with me that I can’t keep this up??’

The upcoming week is going to be more sitting and meditating, I think. I do have to understand that the heat is draining me horribly, and, although I’m going to keep up the stretching and the strength training, in a gentle fashion, I need my focus for this to be a little different.