Thursday 2nd September 2021

Today has been a non-stop day with work but I managed to meditate, get to the gym and get ready for tomorrow to do it all over again.

I left the house at 6.20am, went to the gym and did intervals, then went straight to the Uni, showered there and was at my desk for 8.10am had my desk breakfast and worked until 5pm.

Came home, fed the cat and went straight into my office to do some more work (my own business work this time), apart from an hour’s interlude to eat some food, catch up with a friend & prep some food ready for tomorrow I’ve not moved from my desk since then.

I love these kind of days if I’m honest as it feels like you are making progress, however, I am very aware this is very hustle type behaviour and not very sustainable so will see what else I can do to ensure that I’m not doing this regularly.

I got a phone call from the doctor today and had a good discussion about melatonin, unfortunately they are unable to prescribe me it on the NHS as I don’t fit the guidelines for it, the doctor was very nice and suggest a few things I could try – I did tell them I was a nutritionist and had tried most of things they suggested and admitted they’d not been that helpful for me with good humour!! So I now have two options: I either buy it off the tinterweb and edge my bets of finding a genuine source or find a way where I can get it prescribed privately through a private medical practice.

There are other options such as reviewing my diet which I’m in the process of doing and possibly look at supplementation, over the weekend I read a really interesting article about a lady with long covid (many of the symptoms that are being seen are quite similar to Chronic fatigue (CF), ME and Fibromyalgia) she had been told that vitamin B3 might help as this nutrient works to help the body to produce ATP (adenosine triphosphate) which is the cornerstone for energy conversion in the body. So I am going to give this a go while I figure out how to get a good quality and reputable source of melatonin.

This is one of the reasons I trained in nutrition as I love the human body and fascinated by how it works and how food/lifestyle and our environment interacts with it for positive or negative outcomes! I’m doing my best to detach myself from my emotions and review my challenges as if I was one of my clients.

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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