Factoring In life: Day 13

Today, alongside my manager,  I had meetings with clients and suppliers in town and since we are coming to the end of our business financial year, we also wanted to take those clients out for a celebratory lunch

This meant that I couldn’t quite stick to my preset diet but I did limit what I ordered to a salmon and salad so I think I was still very much disciplined

I followed through on my working out of max 30 – I felt achy in my body this morning but I’m guessing that’s a good thing

Now, I think I’ll have the soup I was supposed to have at lunch as my dinner and see if this will suffice, if it doesn’t I’ll also have some of the provided snacks that diet chef offer

I guess the reason for the title was to point out that although we make our plans, our daily lives will also present circumstances of their own of which we must factor in

You won’t have all your days go in the way you want them to go

Your plans, yes even your diet will sometimes need to adjust to accommodate whatever life is asking of you

And things like diets are small fry in comparison to the numerous situations that can often go against our plans in the grand scheme of life

Yet even then, even when the big stuff go bump in the night, just know that this is life doing what life always does, demanding growth from us

Factoring in life is just another way of saying, always make room for the unexpected to happen

Always allow in your plans, whether big or small, for life to ultimately take you in a completely different direction than what you had in mind

whatever that direction may be and whatever the final destination may be, also recognise this:

Everything will always work out for you in the end

Be well


Working out: Day 12

This is the cleanest I’ve eaten since starting this diet chef program

I skipped breakfast by default as I was already running slightly late for work since I had to sort out some domestics at home before leaving

I had soup for lunch and then for dinner, chillie con carne with vegetables and rice

I ate clean today – I did have some apple juice with it so….yeah….still some sugary consumption there but overall, I felt committed to my little personal project

I did one step better though

I decided to start working out as well


Man it was hard!

I sucked, I am completely out of shape not just in an overweight sense but also in a lacking endurance and stamina sort of way

But I am confident that sustained effort and energy will reap me the results I’m after

So it’s onwards and upwards from here

Be well


Heading Home: Day 9

It’s been a long final day in Cardiff

A part of me was counting down the minutes before I could officially say the day was over

I was scheduled to stay another night here and leave tomorrow but I decided that the comforts of my own better was a much more appealing

So here I am on the train heading back into London, I’m looking forward to being around my own things, my own space

I’m also looking forward to continuing my diet from the comfort of my own home, I imagine it will be a lot easier

We’ll see

Be well


Having A Blast: Day 8

My time in Cardiff at the Volvo Ocean race is almost up

Just one more day before I can be reunited with the comforts of my own bed and other familiar things

In the famous words of Icecube ” Today was a good day”

Cardiff has been much better than I anticipated it would be

I learned how to sail in an M32, which probably won’t mean much to you but trust me when I tell you these bad boys cover a lot of ocean in a short space of time, their speed is frighteningly exhilarating

I’ve just come from a screening of The Avengers, although I and my other colleagues have seen it, my manager hasn’t so we wanted her to have a watch

She in turned splashed out and bought us anything we wanted while in the cinema in true motherly fashion

After the film we walked her back to the hotel and like typical ‘boys’ came back out for an unnecessary second screening of another film

‘Rampage’ starring Dwayne ‘the rock’ Johnson, I haven’t seen it ad I’m way too tired but you know what they all say….when in Cardiff…..

I’m gonna be shattered tomorrow

Who the hell cares, I’m having a blast

Be well


Fatigue, Awards & Growth: Day 7

I’m tired

I’m grateful to have a great team that step in and do most of the work rather than me but even with their taking charge, I’m still tired, it would seem we have engaged with at least 3000 people in the last 2 weeks

That’s 3000 people we have worked with directly in small groups of no more than 5 at a time, usually averaging 2 people per group, that’s a lot of people and it takes a lot of time

I went to an awards ceremony in the evening and didn’t really have any one from my direct team there to laugh or have a good time with and plus the fatigue I was already feeling was making it difficult for me to even want to go

But go I did and it turned out to be more than okay, I enjoyed myself and the company of strangers I was put with

I’m growing and although I couldn’t only have the diet chef meals, I wouldn’t call today a failure in regards to nutrition and diet

Today was the first day while up here in Cardiff that I realised how tired I’m getting and perhaps I just need longer sleep times

I’m grateful to the people I work with, I’m thankful that work always feels like I’m amongst friends rather than just mere colleagues

Sleep beckons

Be well