It doesn’t get easier. You get stronger.

Well thats what they say anyway

I didn’t think I would be able to train today after all I did yesterday. One thing I was sure of, was getting my diet cleaner and my fluid intake up. I started my day with my normal combination of actimel and my meds/supplements. Apart from my prescription medication I take a multivitamin, glucosamine sulfate, collagen and now I’m training I also take 3 fat burners. I also take zma at night time.

I had black coffee for breakfast and another one out with a friend before coming home to eat my first meal of the day. I had a keto based meal of bacon, Halloumi and spinach. Washed down with a litre of water.

It wasn’t until late afternoon that I decided to resistance/body weight train. I worked my arms and chest to failure. It felt good. I really would like to get back to the gym, but if we are possibly going into another lockdown, who knows when I will be able to. For now I will do what I can at home.

I miss the gym

I grazed on fruit and nuts during the afternoon, while keeping my fluid intake up. For dinner I had chicken with roasted peppers/tomatoes and some mixed salad. I made enough to take to work with me the next two days (along with eggs, carrots and fruit).

I decided to go for a run in the evening. For someone that hates running as much as I do, I don’t know what has come over me. Two runs in as many days, maybe I did bang my head when I jumped off of my bike on Sunday!! The run wasn’t pretty and I only lasted 30 minutes, but it was slightly better than yesterday’s effort. Now home chugging down a protein shake (with creatine).

Post run sweaty mess

I’m feeling so much better for getting my fitness (slowly) back, it really does improve mental health massively. A combination of therapy, exercise and hard work, I’m pleased to say I’m possibly in the best mental state that I have ever been in. If I can do it, then so can anyone. Improvements don’t happen overnight, they take time and lots of effort. For those of you that have read my blog from the start hopefully you can notice the difference in my writing. For those of you that know me personally, I hope you can see the difference. I need a shower and my bed.


About catmann1973

Hi, I’m Martin. 47 years old, living in Suffolk. I have three amazing grown up children. I have the best family and friends in the world. I am a football fan, love going to the gym and I am a motorcycle pilot. I’ve had mental health problems all of my life. This site is about my past, present and future. I’m hoping to make it easier for people to be able to speak freely about mental health. It can affect anyone at anytime.
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