One of the biggest things I learnt from the book that has increased my energy levels is this: GET MORE SLEEP. I know so simple right?? But for the last week I have NOT been getting up at 530-6am to try and get some Etsy work done before I either have to go to work or before Busy gets up. I have been waiting to get up when Busy does ( about 630-7am) and it has been great! I don't feel like I am running behind, I don't feel like there is so much to do still. I feel more rested. I feel less cranky. It was that simple. MORE SLEEP!
The other thing I have been doing is I have JUST started seeing a personal trainer. I initially thought "I shouldn't have to pay someone to motivate me I should just get off my own bum and start jogging again" ...but 3 months went by and I didn't. I didn't even get my trainers out of the cupboard. A good friend of mine has been seeing this personal trainer for a few months and is feeling great and looking great and I have sat on my bum for 3 months thinking I should just start jogging but not actually doing anything about it.
So I have started with the personal trainer -she is nice. She doesn't yell or scream in your face just encourages and pushes you to kep going push yourself a little harder. Of course in my inpatience-don't-do-anything -by halves mindset I want to immediately start going every day and be fit overnight. Obviously this is not going to happen. On Saturday afternoon I attempted to go for a run with disasterous results, it was demoralising to realise how far I COULDN'T run anymore- how unfit I have become. But on the flip side I have started - I am doing something about the fact that I cannot run anymore, and as I am fond of saying nothing motivates you more than starting!
Wish me luck.