One Year In London & Changing My Diet And My Mind To Be More Healthy.
Today marked my year anniversary in London and I spent the day walking down to Stratford and the Olympic Village.
The highlight of the walk was in Stamford Hill when a Jewish man had his hat blown off by the wind and fucking sprinted after it impressively. He wasn’t gonna let any of that wind shit fuck his day up.
It’s good to be here in London. There are so many places to explore, This was the first truly positive day I’ve had in 2 months and I can put it down to the longer sunnier days and the exercise.
This time last year I was just arriving at my first Airbnb share in Wimbledon and I honestly didn’t think I’d last that night let alone a year, so I’ve done well I guess.
I’m getting back on track with all my fitness shit too.
For the last week or so I’ve been watching my diet carefully and I’ve cut back massively on sugar. I’m eating foods that fill me up and I’m gonna stick to this whilst I’m enjoying it. The decrease in sugar has seriously improved my mood.
Things are getting better.
The last month has been difficult for me as I’ve really fucking struggled to run and I’ve started thinking that it was the end of my jogging.
Now I know I’m just resetting and I’m addressing a lot of the shit that makes me who I am.
I underestimated the impact that writing the book was gonna have on my mind. Sitting indoors for days trying to recall shit hurt. I only recognised this whilst editing the paperback version.
In the darkest months of writing the book I totally lost myself and my mind. I can’t go into the specifics but it was a really fucking trying period. You don’t just gain 30 pounds in 60 days by eating junk now and again.
I knew I had to change when I was close to hitting 220lbs.
I’m down to 215lbs. I’m almost within touching distance of 210lbs.
I’m hoping to get back into outdoor running again very soon. I’m feeling stronger by the day. I’ve finally broken the spell of weight gain and I’ve a bit of momentum behind me.
Getting my diet right is the most important thing for now.
In the meantime I’m gonna continue to walk and hit the gym a lot and not worry about anymore bullshit challenges.
Once I’ve settled my course I can attack.