Monday, June 8, 2020

Healthy Body = Healthy Mind

Hey everyone.

Well, I say everyone, but I'm not even sure if anyone reads these blog posts. Hey, if you do, leave me a comment - would be nice to know it's not just me here... Give me a follow too, that would be awesome.

Anyway, today I wanna speak about how important it is to look after your body. This topic of conversation recently came up with a close friend and it got me thinking: I haven't been my "best self" lately, but not much else has changed. I'm remaining (for the most part) positive and there's not been any huge snags in my training.

Then, it dawned on me: I have been eating A LOT of crap lately.

(I've also not been sleeping very well, but I've always been like that. Infact, last week I was terrible with my sleeping, but I still felt relatively okay, so I ruled that out.)

I've said it for a very long time, but the thing that totally screws me over is sugar. I begun to notice that when I consume a lot of sugar, I MASSIVELY crash. To the point that I can even drift off while driving. Yeah. Not good.

On top of that, it seems to be that sugar is the one thing that makes me put on weight QUICK time. I can, and always have, eaten a lot of takeaways and somewhat gotten away with it, but if I add sugar, I see any weight gain A LOT quicker.

On top of that, sugar can make me very irritable and tired. Hey. I just realised the increase in sugar intake probably has something to do with me not sleeping. Although, like I said, sleeping (and the lack of) has never been a huge issue for me as long as I catch up on my hours. Lol. I am so like my Dad.

Anyway, I thought this might be useful for you guys to hear. 

I know there were plenty of times where I found myself questioning my mood and why I felt SO tired, and it all came down to was my sugar intake.

A quick tip: Settle for sugars that break down easier (such as fruit) or balance up your meals by consuming a bit of fat. I've found that eating something fatty helps the sugar rush/crash. Not sure if this is a commonly known thing but I just know if I eat a load of sugar and then eat some cheese, I normally feel fine.

You are what you eat!

Results update


DETAILS
Date
Did I train?
Notes
21/05/2020
Y

22/05/2020
Y

23/05/2020
Y

24/05/2020
Y
Pushed myself and Honey too far – some use of force applied
25/05/2020
Y

26/05/2020
Y

27/05/2020
Y

28/05/2020
Y

29/05/2020
N

30/05/2020
N

31/05/2020
N

01/06/2020
N

02/06/2020
N

06/06/2020
Y

09/06/2020
Y
Session didn’t go very well but we worked through it

SUBJECTIVE HAPPINESS SCALE (SHS) TRACKING
Date
Time?
Question 1
Question 2
Question 3
Question 4 (MUST be a negative number)
Total
24/05/2020
14:13
5
5
4
-4
10
24/05/2020
17:09
6
6
5
-4
13
25/05/2020
01:26
4
4
3
-5
6
25/05/2020
13:20
4
4
3
-4
7
25/05/2020
19:34
5
5
4
-3
11
26/05/2020
03:42
5
6
5
-4
12
26/05/2020
21:54
6
6
5
-3
14
26/05/2020
01:33
6
6
4
-3
13
27/05/2020
23:28
5
5
5
-3
12
28/05/2020
20:07
6
5
5
-3
13
29/05/2020
12:22
6
6
6
-2
16
30/05/2020
01:38
5
5
4
-4
10
31/05/2020
21:15
5
5
5
-2
13
01/06/2020
14:22
4
5
5
-5
9
02/06/2020
14:37
5
4
4
-4
9
06/06/2020
16:51
6
6
5
-3
14
09/06/2020
01:16
5
4
3
-4
8