I have had an interesting February so far.
Oxford University is incredible and one of the most inspiring learning experiences I have ever entered into. It has definitely added a bit to the already packed timetable for the next 12 months.
Due to this and more trips to the UAE I have only racked up a dismal 54 miles for February.
My weight has maintained the same and I have discovered that wheat really does not agree with me. While being rather low on self discipline during last weeks lectures and trying to balance the office while absent, I broke rather spectacularly. I was low on energy and the only food available was pasties. So I had 2 Danish pasties. My stomach then told me how stupid I had been, I ended up with stomach cramps and less ability to focus. The positive is that, it is a great lesson learnt.
So next week, I have decided to do my ‘week of pain’. As discussed in January, I wanted to try different diets and lifestyles. I have always been interested in trying to juice for a week. The ‘benefits’ seem numerous, however it is essentially a starvation diet. While doing this I am also going to see if I can cycle for 25 miles a day and complete 175 miles in 7 days.
I will update during the process. I have a trip to London which will be interesting as I am not sure how I will get the miles in on that day but we will see. The whole point of trying these things out is seeing how hard or easy it is to fit in with regular life.
Will I end up with no energy??? Or will I find an amazing inner strength and calm while my body cleanses itself??