As I discussed yesterday I have been feeling a trifle gentle in both mind and body but as the week has progressed and the body has started to repair, the mind has been a good way behind it for sure.
As I sit here trying to verbalise how I feel and say what I want to say I admit it is plainly difficult in my current state and I can only put this down to the fact my mind isn’t as clear as it could be and therefore I am struggling.
So I ask myself why is my mind so different today than it was a couple of weeks ago and I only come up with one answer.
I was happy.
Now when I say I was happy I don’t mean “Tra la la la! Everything is wonderful!” I mean I was carrying more of an inner peace but this inner peace has been shattered by the previous weekends activities and the fact I have been laid down with the stomach ailment, both of which mean that I have not attended the gym, walked at pace or walked any distance – all of which are imperative to releasing the feel good endorphins we all enjoy.
Anything that is a poison to the body not only affects the body but also the mind because it is the mind who’s job it is to lift us back up and get us going again when the body doesn’t want to be bothered. It is the mind we rely on in times of distress and need and if it is busy looking at other problems in the body then it becomes apparent we can’t cope with sometimes even the simplest tasks.
I know this is a simplification of a very big issue but it is the only way I can currently put it to be honest. If the body is lazy and out of shape, the mind starts to follow. If the body is fit and active and being treated healthily then the mind is active and sharp and able to deal with most things that are thrown at it.
This is one of the reasons for my current malaise as my latest experience of a healthy mind being affected by an unhealthy body is proving. If we are to really try to understand ourselves and live free from guilt or anxiety we must live healthily in the now which will create our own little utopia and protect us from ourselves because at the end of the day there is only one person that puts the bad stuff in our bodies, tells we can’t be bothered to go to the gym or eat a healthy meal and that is our Chimp, otherwise known as US!
FOOD DIARY:Thursday 10th September 2015
|Qty||Measure||Food||Calories (gr)||Protein (gr)||Carbs (gr)||Fat (gr)|
|Breakfast||1||400mls||Phd Recovery Drink||290||23.04||46.1||0.96|
|Lunch||1||400mls||Phd Recovery Drink||290||23.04||46.1||0.96|
|Dinner||1||83gms||Spicy Salmon Filet||208||20||4.2||12.3|
|Water||3||1000mls||Water, Sparkling and Flavoured.||0||0||0||0|
So getting over the gastroenteritis isn’t proving easy. I am having to watch what eat and drink very carefully lest I set it off again.The recovery drink has turned out to be a godsend as it offers all the calories and nutrition I need in an easy to digest format and when I add the Diaoralyte to its mixture, it ensures I replace all of the good minerals I would have lost during my week of illness. Some simple fish and rice was also thought to be best as an evening meal when I definitely needed some solid food to be getting into my system.
As of the exercise, well once again I feel it was a bit too soon. I would imagine the first real exercise I shall take this week will be tomorrow and that will be a proper walk with Archie the dog covering a good amount of mileage a bid to getting back to full strength.
As for todays report well once again it is of the Jawbone Up2 and how I did yesterday with my steps and sleeping the night before. Now if we understand that I am looking after Archie the dog for a few days, it makes sense that it will be higher than normal considering he needs regular walks to get out of my apartment to stretch his little legs… So to that end I would say that a total for the day of over 12,000 isn’t considered standard but be under no illusion, none of the steps were taken at pace.
Stay out of the fridge.