Day 52 – Friday – Someone pass the coffee, what time is it here and other anomalies of a globetrotter

What a trip my lovelies! Dublin is only 9 degrees?? Does not compute! There MUST be some mistake! I am faaar too tan to be in this weather! ūüėČ

Slowly but surely getting back into the rhythm of things. The apartment looks like a hurricane hit it as we have just moved and things need sorting and re-arranging before we head to Cape Town next Sunday.

Second day back in “reality” and I am slowly adjusting to the sleeping rhythms, training and food. Since we are in the middle of moving apartments and my stomach is still recovering from being back in Ireland, I have to take it real easy with what I put into my mouth. Training is also slower here, although I am using the skip rope I bought as well as running and lifting a 5kg weight for biceps and triceps.

Some facts I thought you might find interesting:

I have lost a total of 6kg’s during my stay at TMT, 7cm around my bust and 3 inches from my abdominal area. The blood work will be in next week and I will post if there have been any other health benefits (looking forward to a lower cholesterol number!)

BEFORE

6th February 2012

 

AFTER

27th March 2012

Calling it a “life changing” experience is really not doing it any justice as the transformation is far from just physical. A new person emerges after you have pushed yourself past your natural limits. It might even seem counter-intuitive, but I got a lot of time to think and meditate. If there are any areas of your life that you feel are lacking, then sitting down and spending a quiet 20 minutes reflecting on it can really help gain some perspective and clarity. We are all far too busy with our everyday lives, be it work or family or other¬†commitments¬†that we easily neglect ourselves.

We will all “eat better” tomorrow. Hit the gym next week. Work less when deadline is met. Take that trip of a lifetime next year when there is more time. Was guilty of this myself more than anyone. I learned something in Thailand. There is no tomorrow, no next week and certainly no next year. That leads to a life of regret and postponing self-fulfilment. Stop making excuses for yourself and start paying attention to your needs. Tell yourself today “no excuses.”

I would recommend for everyone to push their own boundaries this week and do at least one thing that scares you or motivates you more than life itself.

We are headed to Cape Town next week to spend a few weeks for Easter break and I plan to swim in a cage to see the sharks (hopefully feeding!!) as this is by far my greatest fear. Nothing scares me more than sharks in an open ocean. Let’s hope I make it out alive and don’t collapse of a heart-attack before I see a single great white!

Be kind to yourselves my lovelies and I will keep the posts coming about my before and after life! If you have any questions or comments please don’t hesitate to let me know and I will try to answer as best I can! :)

“The kind of seed sown
will produce that kind of fruit.
Those who do good will reap good results.
Those who do evil will reap evil results.
If you carefully plant a good seed,
You will joyfully gather good fruit.”
                                    Dhammapada

 

 

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