Sunday 29th July 2021

What a difference a week makes, this time last week I was buzzing from getting back into my exercise routine and still feeling the high from my cold water swim, tonight as I type this I’m already in bed as my cold has now turned into a cough – in a way this is a good sign as this is what happens when I’m getting better from a cold I get a cough for a couple of days and then I’m right as rain!

However, having this cough and doing some more gardening today with a friend has truly wiped me out and I can barely keep my eyes open and one thing I hate doing is falling asleep on the sofa in the evenings, I’d rather just come to bed early so here I am typing on my laptop in my bed.

There were tears today when I said goodbye to my friend, she is a relatively new friend but we’ve grown close and have a real connection, her kind words of encouragement about the garden and my challenge and I guess my cold, tiredness & that certain time of the month all lead to tears!!

I know that I’m really hard on myself and rarely celebrate my achievements, successes or even acknowledge my progress so having someone else say something nice can be overwhelming for me, I’m getting better at accepting compliments and responding with a thank you but sometimes tears replace words.

Another mental/brain thing to work on I guess!! This part of the challenge, the list to be worked on is getting longer by the week as hard as this seems it’s actually makes me happy that I’m noticing these thought patterns and with awareness comes change.

Published by lincolnshiregirl

I'm 40 something gal living in the beautiful county of Lincolnshire, England. I run my own business which is a rollercoaster of good times and bad times but it is what makes life interesting. I'm a self-confessed foodie, which some people might think is bordering an obsession, but a good obsession I would say. I am a fully qualified food technologist, nutritionist and personal trainer and use my skills and knowledge to keep striving to better myself in all areas of my life. Despite being dyslexic I love reading both fiction and non-fiction books and usually have four or five on the go at any one time. I enjoy keeping myself fit and healthy by regular visits to the gym as well as enjoying open water swimming and sometimes I'm brave enough to swim without a wetsuit. This blog is all about my life and adventures.

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