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Books – reading is 100% my favourite hobby (after running) and I consume books reading and through listening to them on Audible. There have been a few brilliant books that really gave me insight and really helped me. These sort of books are heavy going so I dip in and out of them. Some fantastic books that really helped me include;
I also listened to a lot of Youtube videos and Podcasts as I pottered around and I found Tony Robbins (although a bit too in love with God at times he is still good), Jim Roan and lately Gary Vee amazing influences.
I loved this very simple but informative book on health. It looks at elements to health beyond what you eat and exercise. The advice is easy to understand and just a nice read. I finished it start to finish in one sitting.
Through reading and listening to these books and following influencers who think positively I have found a way of thinking that is different to what is normal. Instead of always looking for what I don’t have, I started to appreciate and fall in love with what I already had. I learned to turn expectations into appreciations and I learned that you can’t think positively and negatively at the same time so if I consume my mind with only positive thoughts I don’t give room to the negative ones. It isn’t an easy process and I’d say it has taken me a few years to get to where I am now and I know this is a journey that won’t ever end as positivity needs to be always worked on. I put lots of my thoughts, both positive and negative down in a journal. I sound like a raving loonatic but honestly my way of thinking has genuinely transformed my life. I genuinely no longer want anything, I appreciate things I have, the opinions of other people rarely bother me, I’m no longer afraid of trying things, time has become my most important value and I live life continuously thinking how can I help others and continuously aware that we are all going to die and this is your one shot at it so ride the bloody wave. I avoid negative people; negative situations and I even avoid listening to negative stories (including the news). It is such a nice way to live. It’s like a happy space.
Davina McCalls Cook Books have been hands down my favourite cook books I got in the last few years. Easy recipes with ingredients you can get down in the local supermarket.
Avoid the Fucket Bucket
This festive season try not throw your health and fitness into the fucket bucket. Christmas is for enjoying but don’t let everything go. I firmly believe that December is a month for building habits and establishing exercise routines but not for going hell for leather. So in December don’t go completely mad. Keep tipping away or your Fucket bucket will make you feel complete shit.
What I do when I have a big night out.
When I have a big night out I am strategic when it comes to my food. On big nights out I always try to save calories during the day to eliminate damage from the night out by merging lunch and breakfast into one meal. I can hold off on breakfast until late in the day and do a brunch instead of two meals. That way I’ve saved myself a few hundred calories and now I’ll happily have the three course meal that evening. Of course you may need a slice of toast and a cup of tea to keep the hunger at bay around 4ish if you are not eating until late.