I am very aware that it’s been AGES since I’ve blogged or vlogged but I am pleased to inform you that I am back!
Why the absence?
Well I started my new job which I am loving BUT have been absolutely knackered after not working for four months. But because it’s in a school, it’s been half term this week and I am feeling refreshed and ready to go again. Although it’s 9 weeks til the Christmas holidays which is going to be a challenge!
In addition to this, my chronic sinusitis got OUT OF CONTROL but I am back on antibiotics and have finally been given a nasal spray on repeat prescription. I can’t tell you how much this excites me!
I’ve been suffering with ‘chronic rhinosinusitis’ (the official diagnosis) for 3.5 years so I am known for my constant sniffing and nose blowing. But it had reached the point where my runny nose was waking me up repeatedly throughout the night, I was sleeping for almost 9 hours a night and generally felt like crap. On Monday night I had a minor breakdown (and did feel stupid for crying over a snotty nose but it’s like having a constant cold) and booked my doctors appointment the following day.
I am having considerable urges to get my YouTube channel going – it’s been on mind ALL week so one will definitely be up by Sunday night. The first video is already up but a few weeks have passed with no further uploads. It’s just so scary!
I have finally got myself in a head space for watching what I eat and exercising again. It’s only day 3 but it’s the longest I’ve lasted in AGES. I’m officially declaring that I WILL graduate from the Joe Wicks 90 Day SSS Plan. I’ve been completing my nutrition course and Joe pretty much nails it from a nutrition point of view and feeding for exercise and whilst so much is going on I thought it would be better for someone to tell me what to eat whilst I get back into the swing of working and continuing with my blogging/vlogging life.
I have put on 14lbs since my lowest weight and 9lbs since my wedding and boy can I feel it. But what is SO refreshing is knowing I’m sticking to the plan and not thinking ‘argh another day that I’ve ruined by eating biscuits!’ – it’s such a better place to be and as I’ve spent the week catching up on Instagram, there’s SO many posts of people saying ‘I’m such a failure – I just can’t stop eating’. How did we all end up in this mess??
I’ve already decided that life after Joe Wicks (i.e. in 87 days time!) that I am definitely going to be sticking to whole foods and cooking from scratch. I probably won’t continue to count exact macros because YOLO, but after a few weeks of eating rubbish, my heart lies with the natural stuff – I’m all about dem micronutrients.
Now that I’m close to completing my course in nutrition, I’m probably going to start adding a bit more of this stuff either to my YouTube channel or this site… I just don’t think the importance of micronutrients are discussed enough! People try their hardest to explain, but I think it’s that embroiled in jargon and being fashionable that people lose interest and because of all the cheese (not actual cheese, but the happy smiley people) that the message just doesn’t get across.
Anyway, you will be pleased to know that I’m going to get into the habit of scheduling my posts. I’ve spent so many hours formulating the concept of TNL and looking into how to get into coaching that I don’t want it to go to waste!
For once I’m feeling in a really good place so it’s time to get productive!