Tuesday 1st February 2022

Yay, I managed to quieten down the mind goblins this morning and did a workout at home, I was pissed off with myself yesterday that I let them talk me out of a gym session and this morning I wasn’t going to allow it to happen. I only did a short 20 minute workout and then did a 400m run around the block, doesn’t sound much I know but it was a massive hurdle for me to just get started again.

And in all honesty, I loved it, I’d forgotten how nice it is to exercise at home, so much more convenient. The set-up I have is somewhat limited but over the last two years when I’ve been in the exercise zone I’ve made it work and it was ace so time to make it work again on the days where the mind goblins are too noisy, in fact, the set-up I have now is better as over the last few months my gym has been upgrading some of their equipment and they sell off the old stuff at knock-down prices! So along with my adjustable dumbbells & some ankle weights, I have a 16kg kettlebell and a sandbag with 4 x 10kg sandbags within it so I can adjust the weight if I need to and of course I have my bodyweight that actually is a very effective piece of kit!

I’ve been on a bit of a high for the rest of the day really because of it and a good reminder of why I loved exercise so much in the past and know that slowly but surely I will love it again, just need to take it steady, day by day.

Not much else to say really, went to the doctors and the nurse took some blood for testing so will wait to see if they come back normal or not! I asked for a copy of my blood results, it’s something everyone can ask for but often medical practices don’t seem that forthcoming in letting you have them. When asking the nurse I said that I was a nutritionist and liked to see the results for myself and they said that when I put the request in to say I’m a nutritionist as the doctor has to sign off the release. It does make me a little mad and sad that they make it hard for people to access their own data like this as I believe if more people understood how their body worked, what is optimum health and how that looks in terms of blood results then they might be in a better position to make the right decisions about their own health. God bless the NHS, we are so lucky to have it here in the UK but sometimes I do feel that people advocate responsibility for their own health because we have a health service that will pick up the pieces when our health fails be that through our own lifestyle choices or otherwise!! I’ll step off my soapbox now before I get into a major rant!!

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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