I was tired this morning, needing the alarm to wake me up. I ran the Emperor loop and felt a little better despite the added fullness I felt in my head. I’ve been busy, perhaps a little too busy. After today, I’ll back off for a few days on the ‘next day to-do list’ productivity tasks and instead focus only on the staples such as subliminal use, workouts, cold showers, food preparation and my caffeine reduction plan. I’m now at 1.5 coffees a day and hope to be caffeine free by the end of the month. I’ve been eating between midday and 8pm, while making sure I eat a well prepared nutritious lunch, or should I say midday breakfast? I didn’t gain fat over night and I know realisitically that it’s going to take time until I am happy with my physique again. I craved a lot of sugar last year while recovering from COVID and those sugar cravings combined with a complete lack of energy that lasted months; resulted in a 10kg fat gain. The exercise plan is working well, I am feeling fit. They’re quick workouts that leave me more energised than drained. I smash them out in the morning, followed up by a cold shower. It’s a 12 week program and I actually did the first 4 weeks before I started this journal, but I decided to repeat them and restart the program from the beginning.
The subliminal combination is working well, I feel more confident and am pushing myself into situations I would normally avoid; like a parent’s visiting day at my kid’s school. I’ve been interacting better with people, surprising myself on occasion with loud genuine laugh during conversations. This is not usual, as I am normally more serious and introverted. I thought I’d give an update because I’m too tired at night to journal and instead copy/paste the accountability data and read through some topics. It’s the first week down and I remain disciplined to maintaining the grind. I need to learn when to push it and when to back off, so I can continue making progress without burning out.