Yes i’m in my animal print flannelette pyjamas i bought for $2 at the opp shop (that’s all i’ve worn for over 6 days now! 😆) and this is what i’ve been mostly doing - reading and writing.
i haven’t been able to do much else 😕
i’ve never ever experienced such debilitating pain as what i’ve been in the past week. back pain makes walking, sitting, standing, and lying down really challenging and simple things like rolling over in bed (it seems i like to roll a lot) and going to the toilet a bit of a nightmare. 😱
as i was standing hunched over the table one morning, feeling unable to stand and unable to sit, my back spasming and me crying, it did feel really lonely #thejoysofflyingsolo and it made me think how scary it must be for some single older people sick or in pain.
even the dog was hesitant around me - every movement i made i winced out loud - and she was a little perplexed. 🧐
tomorrow i have to get get out of the pj’s (how on earth will i cope?!) and drive to perth to fly to sydney. ✈️ i’m meant to be heading into the blue mountains with my tent and sleeping bag to trek - i’m still feeling hopeful i can do it! - then onto a personal development course for 3 days and then to see the amazing @terraroams finish her 20,000km ish solo walk around australia - yes you saw that right!
she’s walked over 20,000km - that’s years and years - around #australia by herself!
(that’s why i was going to the blue mountains to walk, inspired by her!)
and she’s vegan!!
and i had the absolute pleasure of life coaching her the past few months in preparation for the finish of this incredible feat!
then it’s off to a vipassana meditation retreat to volunteer my services and serve others, more days camping in the mountains and then back to perth where my mum is coming to visit and we will go travelling around western australia.
it’s no wonder i certainly don’t get bored!
and then in late may/june i’m planning a very different adventure, that scares a lot. 😱
but for now it’s just a wee calm before the storm 😉
being 10x inspired by jeremy scott’s 52,000km solo cycling journey and book ‘the long road from a broken heart.’
I might be in scrubs, but this post tonight is about my fitness journey. photo on the left is from sometime last year during my cpt training and the photo on the right is this morning. approximately 15lbs difference from left to right. body f*t percentage currently unknown. you can tell i’ve got a leaner face, smaller bust, hips, thighs and quads!! i didn’t take measurements last year because i was trying to give my mind a break from “prep mentality.” went from tracking macros (strictly) to a more relaxed version of tracking “calories,” but mainly really just focusing on getting nutrition dense foods into my diet. tons of fruits and vegetables, lean protein like chicken and fish + all kinds of beans and legumes. i still have to work at finding the right balance post-competition, but i’d say i’m doing pretty alright all things considered. this is mostly an nsv, but the weight loss is just a nice added bonus to getting my head back on right and my mentality back into total health and wellness as my goal vs. looking a certain way for a few seconds of stage time. happy monday, everyone! cheers! 💪🏼