Things have been getting better for me. Progress is slow but I can tell it’s happening especially when I read back over my blogs of the last few years. A constant question that bothers me however, is why? And not so much the existential why me and why did this happen, but a more practical, … Continue reading Day 30: Giving up why
As the month has gone on my desire to write daily has really waned and at first this bothered me but now it doesn’t. I’m not going to make the (arbitrary) target of 50,000 words this month but I will make around 25,000. I’ve learnt quite a bit, but I’ll save that for the last … Continue reading Day 27: The internet is no longer a place for information
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.
I’ve been updating this blog as a part of NaNoWriMo, an online community who encourage each other to write across the month of November. But also so I could detail the impact of making a change in my diet and taking on a program including some meal replacement and caffeine replacement elements. I couldn’t really … Continue reading Day 23: Lost momentum
I seem unable to stick to any plan especially when it involves limiting myself, or what I perceive as limiting. Today I went to a kids party and was offered a coffee and said yes. Right after I’d finished a fizz stick drink (containing caffeine) and I was standing at a hot, steamy indoor public … Continue reading Day 19: Sabotage
For the past almost 6 months I’ve been struggling to come to terms with life insurance and income protection. I guess I mention this because it’s been an unpleasant process, talking about how much money you think you might need to provide for your child if you were to become totally and permanently incapacitated. Probably … Continue reading Day 18: Income protection
It’s a feeling that I can’t seem to escape. I go through phases where it’s worse than others. I understand that I have a job that not only is commission based and I have no salary but also a job that is quite time sensitive. I really wish that after all these years I could … Continue reading Day 16: Pressure
Half way through what? Half way through changing my diet with the help of the Arbonne 30 days to healthy living plan and today is the first day I’ve felt a little crappy. Oh wait, minus the pounding headache in the first week! But today is the first day the energy hasn’t felt quite so … Continue reading Day 14: Half way through…
It must be Day 13. By now I’ve found the thought of updating you on what I’ve eaten, quite dull, so I’ve considered other topics to broach while doing this instead. I’ll just say I haven’t been sticking to the regime at all well. We went out for dinner last night, I had a … Continue reading Day… uh what day is it?
I’m so tired but only because I’ve been racing around doing unbelievably energetic things this week. We got a cat! With an hours drive each way to get her. I mowed the lawn and gardened for at least an hour. Yesterday I put together 4 flat packed bookcases and today I was out for about … Continue reading Day Ten: Wow