Day 69 of 364 Recovery

After a week of cheating, I am slowly recovery to make sure that I am back on track. I must say it is not that easy getting back into the rhythm of controlling my diet. Feeling of guilt is all around last week, but looking back on what I have consumed – made me realised how my lifestyle last week is bad. And how that lifestyle propelled me to the shape and form that I am now (was). It is amazing the amount of processed and junk food that I eat. I wish I could turn the clock, because it was not a good feeling. In fact, it was not just my mind that felt bad, but the body also was on an overdrive mode trying to process all the junk that was consumed.

I guess – it is true that the “performance” of mind and body depends on the fuel that we consumed. I can feel my brains working on snail mode. Sleep was interrupted. Now is about transitioning back to a healthy mode. In which I am detoxing out all the junk that was consumed. It will take at least a week or two for me to flush out all the junk. What ever that I done for the last 2 months or so just go down the drain, and I need to reset my body to get back into a fat burning engine. It does not help with my sprained ankle which is recovering well. In my mind, I can hear the crack when it happened. I am still amazed that I am recovering well.

The food yesterday was not great, but it is on the right track. I need to continue to flush out. I think I need to impose my rule no#4 which is Remove All Temptation. In my fridge is a pack of Ramly burger and another pack of Ramly hotdog. In addition to that I also have the buns is for accompanying the junk food. Looking at the poster that I printed couple of days ago is for a constant reminder for me to stick to the plan. I will throw out the junk food so that I am not tempted to do what I shouldn’t do which is to eat junk and processed food. Will do it later after I write this journal.

As per my previous post, due to my sprained ankle – I am unable to do any runs, and do any load bearing exercises. I feel really shit and hence that was one of the reason last weekend I really fell into the black hole. I kept telling myself that I cannot fall. The last time I had the injury was in February, and at the same time I fell into the black hole. Consuming shits that I should not. In fact the recovery for back was good, I was able to jump back to normal routine after 2 weeks. Not after gaining a few kilograms of course. The injury before that which was when I fell into a gap near my swimming pool. That injury was so bad that caused me to be out of action for few weeks. And that really propelled me into a black hole and gained 10kg or so in a short period of time. Not just because of inactivity but because of the food that I consumed.

I really need to be careful with the food that I eat because my high blood pressure is very high. High blood pressure can cause various diseases. It does not help with the fact of my other sins that I have not given up yet – for example coffee. I need to recover properly and start looking at giving up those. Trying to give up too many things at one go not going to workout. I am deciding if I should start medication for now temporarily. I am super tempted to do that, Adalat 30. Maybe, maybe not. May be I should. Let me ponder for a couple more days and figure out what’s next.

So the plan for today is very simple. I don’t think it is going to be hard

  • Morning Workout – Rowing for 10km
  • Breakfast – Protein shake
  • Lunch – Salad from Ben’s
  • Dinner– Salad from Ben’s (again!)
  • Optional workout – Rowing for 5km before dinner

I super need to bulk cooking. Eating out is great if I make the right choices, but it is not easy at all to be able to make the right choices because I am super lazy. It is amazing how lazy I can be when it comes to buying food. It does not help if the healthy food places are not as near as I want it to be! Plus – with the sprained ankle not going to help.

The other thing that I need to do is to be able to not eat junk food during my long meeting. I have another long meeting today – similar to my Thursday ones. I need to avoid from eating junk foods- Karipap! Dangerous. Let’s see. Need to remove all temptations. Rule #4. Till another day!


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