Good morning world and thanks for tuning in to another here on the wonderful world of Planet Magnet where all is right with the world.
It is so nice to be able to say that after spending years and years not actually managing to really raise a smile some days that I honestly feel like a different person.
I have more energy, more desire, feel brighter, more alert and most of all, just feel generally better all over.
My mental health is a great deal better, my energy levels are, on the whole, vastly improved, my outlook brighter and my own personal well being is in a completely different place to where it has been for many years.
As I approach my 1 year “surgiversary” I am amazed at quite how much much my life has changed beyond all recognition. I know I have written about this before but I simply cannot stress enough the changes to my entire life that have occurred since I have started to “live right”
Gone are the fast foods and gone are the pre-packaged ready meals from my life. The foods laden with hidden sugars and salts, fats and ingredients to make them last longer on the shelves, cook quicker in the oven, look better on the plate and taste “acceptable” on the palette.
All of this has been replaced with fresh meat, fresh vegetables (I know! I don’t believe it either!) non processed foods, home made recipes, fruit, the list of changes goes on.
Yet one of the biggest decisions to affect my life so far is the decision to finally stop drinking alcohol. I announced that I would do this on no less that three occasions and failed on each one, always conveniently forgetting how retched the aftermath of my over indulgence made me feel and going back to it blindly with open arms.
However, this time I am still tee total and approaching three months since my last drink. For this I have certainly struggled on occasion but it has been worth it to be able to wake each morning with a clear head and conscience. It has been worth it for the general well being feeling that I have with NO alcohol in my system, with nothing “slowing me or my thought processes down”.
I regularly read the blog All About Healthy Choices by jncthedc. I find Doctor Jonathan’s blog very informative and sometimes even quite alarming as the author writes on subjects of obesity, cancer, healthy foods, exercise and how everything in our life plays a part in our overall well being.
Now I know I am not in the “premier league”of fitness and lifestyle but compared to a year ago, I am certainly in the “Championship” with aspirations of promotion (football/soccer simile used there for my friends across the pond, where the top league is the Premier league and the next one down is the Championship) and definitely showing signs of the ability to take on a “cup run” (where a football team from a lower league wins its games in a specific football competition and makes it to the final game/play off) and this is all down to trying to live a life of sensible moderation where yes I do eat rubbish on occasion and yes I do lay around and rest on other occasions but on the whole I eat healthily, exercise sensibly and rest at regular times.
I can honestly say that since I have started to live my life like this I finally have to admit that it really does work and so because of taking that drastic measure of surgery last year and keeping up the regular maintenance ever since, I am like a new man and plan to improve on a daily basis.
So stick with me and we will ALL feel better, brighter and bushier tailed for a long time to come.
Stay out of the fridge.