Watching Insight a few nights ago, the show featured athletes debating the topic of endurance racing, and a term stuck in my head. ‘The perception of effort’ was described as the state of mind people can perceive whilst attempting something they think is beyond their physical limits. They develop a phase in their thinking where … Continue reading Day 24: Perception of effort.
Today’s been pretty good and I’ve had quite a bit of extra energy. I don’t want to claim huge results but even a 10% increase in energy for me is palpable and evident. Only a few weeks ago in October I was napping regularly when I could during the day and relying on a coffee … Continue reading Day Eight: Pretty good!
Today was a grumpy day and I was warned that there would be emotions but I was dubious as to why. I’ve been quite cynical about this whole process from the get-go, but I’m coming around. I watched a Facebook live video from one of the 30 days to Healthy living task force leaders - … Continue reading Day Seven: It’s been emotional
It’s been a long week and probably a detox program was ill-advised but here we are anyway. I slept well last night but I’m really tired today which is probably due to the detox in part. I’ve had no trouble with coffees, have only wanted one once or twice, but the caffeine is being replaced … Continue reading Day Five: Tired
Day three started normally enough. I felt tired and groggy but put that down to being woken up many times in the night by my daughter who I was pretty sure was coming down with something. I’d planned a busy day of achieving work goals ahead and was feeling quite blue about the prospect at … Continue reading Day Three: Argh the headache!
I kept to the same pattern today. Breakfast with eggs, detox tea around 11ish, shake and fibre boost for lunch, lots of herbal teas, fizz stick at 4ish and dinner by 6. I have had trouble saying no to the bread though… I had 2 bits of toast with breakfast and garlic bread with dinner, … Continue reading Day Two: Not much to report I’m afraid
Starting the Arbonne 30 days to healthy living plan today was to include giving up alcohol, caffeine, dairy, wheat, sugar - all the stuff we know isn’t great for you - and I’d taken the plan literally, intending to have 2 supplement shakes and keep my ‘healthy’ meal to share with my daughter in the … Continue reading Day One:Fail
Ever had a good week that you felt lifted by, enjoyed, almost normal and loving life... followed by a bad one that just eclipsed the entire good feelings and not only sent you back to square one but one hundred squares minus square one!? For so many reasons this is me this week. What's hard … Continue reading This week has been so shit
It's a little bit funny...all these feelings inside... Ok so I've borrowed that from the start of an Elton John song. I've woken up early this morning (5:37am) dead tired, sore neck still - it's been almost 3 months now - and wondered to myself where to from here? Just over 2 years ago, I got … Continue reading This is a big, fat drag!
I can spend hours searching online for answers if the mood strikes me. I fall in and out of feeling the need to search for similar stories to mine and looking for new research, concepts or thoughts. I still feel like I'm looking for what is wrong with me and expecting to find one answer … Continue reading Some lists are good.