This morning I woke up feeling like utter rubbish – tired, lethargic and my tummy was really sore (the complete opposite from my energy yesterday). I thought I’d be fine to go to the gym, so I had my black coffee and set off as normal. However, when I got there I stepped on the treadmill and started running but I had to listen to my body – which was screaming ‘NO!’ It just wasn’t going to go my way this morning. I ended up training my abs and my arms instead but I left the gym feeling deflated, like I’d been beaten.
I then wanted to eat everything in sight, but managed to restrain myself – to a degree. Today’s intake was:
- Melon, Pineapple and Grape Bag
- Innocent Strawberry and Banana Smoothie
- 2 Nutrigrain Blueberry Bars
- Graze BBQ Smokehouse Snack Pack
- Chicken and Couscous
- Baked Potato w/ Cheese
- Packet Salt and Vinegar Snackajacks
I’ve been feeling so hungry recently and have eaten when I’ve felt like this but I’m going to have to get that under control! It’s easy enough to fall off the bandwagon when stress and emotion comes into play; a bad day can so easily turn into a bad week and so on. It’s about knowing yourself and what works in terms of dealing with these negative emotions. Here’s my advice and what I do when I’m feeling stressed or down:
- Light a candle. I find this to be so relaxing and it really calms me down when everything’s getting too much. Turn the lights down and choose your favourite scent.
- Read a book. Fiction in particular transports you to another world and gives you a chance to switch off from your own life for a little. Bliss!
- Make lists. For me, getting things down on paper really helps. What seems like a huge jumble of things in your mind, once written down often can become far more manageable.
Brandon also helped cheer me up, A LOT! After a pretty horrific day he broke the news that he has organised for us to do Bear Grylls’ Survival Race – a 5k obstacle course, in September so I’m super excited for that! It’s the little things and he really knows how to make me smile!
Here’s hoping for a better day tomorrow.