THE 14 DAY CHALLENGE: DAY 9 – RESULTS

THE 14 DAY CHALLENGE: DAY 9 – RESULTS

TUESDAY 19TH SEPTMEBER

I’ve debated putting days 9 & 10 in the same blog post because there really isn’t much to talk about. I’ve decided not to because I’d like to go back and see every day individually and see what and how I did on each day.

I’ve said to you a couple of times now that I do shift work. Monday night/Tuesday was spent changing from day shift to night shift. Its like I’m in a permanent state of jet lag. Having finished my last blog post at 7am Tuesday morning, I slept all day. I woke at 6pm however that was the day gone.

I didn’t do anything really apart from going to Tesco at 9pm for some ingredients for a Lemon and Lime Avocado Cheesecake I’m making. I really hope it turns out well, I’ll being doing a blog post on it for my Expectation VS Reality series.

The idea yesterday, considering it was my day off, was to write a couple of blog posts and prep for others. However I didn’t realise that my family is on two weeks holiday! They don’t know I blog! I also decided to take it easy because my heart is still racing in my chest from work on Monday. It’s almost like I’m having a subdued and prolonged panic attack but its making me feel really uneasy, sick with worry.

Although Lucy’s workouts help no end with my anxiety, I decided since my heart is already under some strain there’s no point in putting it under any more unnecessary strain (raising my heart rate through exercise). Instead I sat back, caught up with Youtube videos and The Bake off.

Since I decided not to exercise, I made sure I really took care of myself. I ate good food and made sure to drink plenty of water. I’ll be doing twice as many workouts tomorrow because I don’t want to feel defeated.

I am sorry that it hasn’t been as upbeat around here lately but I wanted to blog truthfully and authentically. This is my reality, the reality of navigating life and trying to lose weight while having a job that physically makes my heart hurt but I can’t afford to leave it.

I am incredibly determined to completely turn my life around. I want to be able to look back a year from now and say, “Everything looked so impossible then, but look at me now. I’ve come further than I ever thought I could”.

What are the things you want to change in your life? Are you struggling with them now, how do you plan on overcoming them?

– A.


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Don’t forget to use the hashtag #14DAYCHALLENGE #LIFEOFA so I can see how you’re finding the 14 Day Challenge.

Massive thanks to Beth for using her incredible graphic design skills for my 14 Day Challenge headers and putting up with my indecisiveness! Check out her design instagram!

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TAKING CONTROL OF MY LIFE – THE 14 DAY CHALLENGE

14 DAY CHALLENGE: DAY 1 – RESULTS

14 DAY CHALLENGE: DAY 2 – RESULTS

14 DAY CHALLENGE: DAY 3 – RESULTS

14 DAY CHALLENGE: DAY 4 – RESULTS

14 DAY CHALLENGE: DAY 5 – RESULTS

14 DAY CHALLENGE: DAY 6 – RESULTS

14 DAY CHALLENGE: DAY 7 – RESULTS

14 DAY CHALLENGE: DAY 8 – RESULTS

14 DAY CHALLENGE: DAY 10-14 – RESULTS

EXPECTATION VS REALITY SERIES

EXPECTATION VS REALITY – HAPPY PEAR VEGAN HEALTHY BROWNIES

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4 Comments

  1. R
    September 20, 2017 / 5:43 PM

    I’m sorry to hear you’re going through a hard time. I’m feeling the struggle. I’m dealing with a lot of different kinds of anxiety. And I feel alone and just like it’s best to die. I don’t know how to control it. I’m struggling to talk to people about it because people really don’t understand why I get to anxious. But my biggest wish is to get rid of the health anxiety and start doing things that make me happy.
    It’s nice to read your blog. It’s honest and real. I really enjoy it 😁

    • September 20, 2017 / 6:17 PM

      Please don’t give up hope. You’re stronger than you will ever realise. You are absolutely not alone so please don’t feel like it. I found with my anxiety figuring out the triggers was an incredible help. Write down everything about your day, what you do, what you eat, what you drink and what you feel. See if you can find a pattern in what makes you anxious. My triggers are caffeine and alcohol. Don’t forget caffeine isn’t just in coffee and tea and alcohol can be in desserts and dinners too! Try cutting those out and see if it makes a difference. I also try to make sure I get 8 hour sleep a night and exercise at least 6 times a week if possible. Try Lucy’s workouts, it doesn’t matter what your fitness level or even if you’re injured you can do it! Try eating healthy to, sometimes unhealthy food can imbalance your body. Try and distract yourself from it all. Try and do everything I said (it should keep you busy) and make targets and goals like I did with my “Taking control of my life” blog post. Then put every bit of your energy into meeting those targets and achieving those goals. You’ll be improving your life, your mental health, making yourself happy and proving to yourself that you are incredibly strong. Don’t for a second think that you can’t do it or your not worth it because it’s just not true. Keep me posted on how your doing whether it’s here or on twitter. Even if the blog I post isn’t relevant to it. You can do it. A x

      • R
        September 20, 2017 / 6:57 PM

        Thank you so much for the positive message 😊 This means the world to me. I am going to try all the things you told me starting tomorrow. And I’m not gonna drink coffee tomorrow to see what happens. I’m already doing Lucy’s videos. The 4 min hiit workout. Love them!

        I’m really happy I’m not alone with this even though it can feel that way when the panic attacks hit me. Thank you so so so much for believing in me. I need it. I will get back to you soon to let you know.

      • September 20, 2017 / 7:22 PM

        Please do! I can’t wait to hear how you’re doing x

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