A New Beginning

Discussion in 'Ages 30-39' started by -Luke-, Jan 17, 2019.

  1. Thelongwayhome27

    Thelongwayhome27 Well-Known Member

    I thought Thomas switched teams. Then I just realized it's team Sky that is now called Ineos lol :rolleyes:

    I'm not super "connoisseur" about the riders (although I know a few by name) but I enjoy watching the stages. Love the french country side, the summer feel of it all. I've followed the Tour pretty well the past 2 years :)
  2. -Luke-

    -Luke- Active Member

    Yesterday I woke up with headaches and a pressure behind the eyes that lasted almost the whole day. I was also quite lethargic. Wasn’t very active then. Most of the day I lay on the couch reading and listening to podcasts. Today wasn’t much better so far. The headaches are gone but I’m lethargic and have low energy. Feel really tired even though I didn’t sleep bad the last two nights. Thought about cancelling the last day of the rowing course tonight but decided against it. I have to stop isolating myself when I don’t feel good. Other people don’t care, but even if they were, why should I?

    At work I had a good day despite not having much energy. Worked for a few hours on a problem and made some progress. Didn’t use the internet until right now. Time seems to go by faster when you’re really focused on something instead of just hanging around and browsing the web.

    Yesterday evening I was reading and stumbled upon a story I thought I read before a few years ago.

    That’s a beautiful metaphor and something to think about. I tend to forget what’s really important in my life while I’m fighting the small stuff or paying too much attention to it.
  3. -Luke-

    -Luke- Active Member

    Yesterday I didn't feel good again. After work I played pool with a colleague for 3 hours and that made me feel better. I don't know why but I always feel better while playing pool. Maybe it's because I'm away from any screen and phone for several hours and I can focus on something "analog". It's definitely fun. The positive thing is I didn't isolate myself the last few days while I felt bad but I went on with my life and had contact to other people (work, rowing, billiard). Today I feel better and exercised before work. But tonight I need some alone time for reading and relaxing.

    Internet use is minimal recently since my laptop is broken and I'm quite busy in real life. I think I'm on a good way right now even though I don't feel like it.
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  4. -Luke-

    -Luke- Active Member

    Puh, today was tough. I woke up and felt like I was hit by a train. Strong headaches and completely drained of energy. It was so bad that after an hour I called in ill at work. Don't know if that's withdrawal or an illness coming. Either way I hope it gets better soon. I'm glad the weekend is coming.

    The good news is that I didn't spend the day mindlessly browsing the internet. Instead I read a lot and listened to some podcasts. Also meditated for a while.

    In the end I think that days like today should be regarded as an opportunity to grow as a person. It builds character in a way. But it's hard anyway.
  5. -Luke-

    -Luke- Active Member

    Since the week was hard (headaches, low energy, exhaustion) I spent the weekend relaxing and stayed away from any artificial stimulation. Read more than 200 sites of a book and started a new one. Even though I didn't sleep good last night I feel better today. Not good, but better, less stressed. I hope I'll have the energy to exercise before work tomorrow. Aside from rowing on monday and a small strength training on wednesday I didn't do anything in that regard this week.

    I'm now officially a member of the rowing club which makes me kind of proud. I played soccer while I was a kid and played table tennis in a club until I was 26. But ever since I wasn't a member in any sports club. A new chapter in my life.
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  6. -Luke-

    -Luke- Active Member

    Last night I was only able to sleep with the help of an antihistamine drug. Slept for 7 hours but it made me feel lethargic, dull and hangover-like most of the day. Didn't get much done. Had two meeting at work where I struggled to focus on the subject the whole time.

    Again no exercise. No energy left for this right now. Maybe I'll do some yoga later. That could help.
  7. Quanta

    Quanta New Member

    Exercise makes you feel real good once you've done it consistently for 2-3 weeks, at least 3 times an hour and after that, it will get much easier to "get yourself to do it". If done in the morning, you'll get a nice energy boost for the rest of the day. If done 1-2 hours before bedtime, you'll sleep much deeper. Just in case you did not tried regular workouts yet. I know momentum is hard to get going, but it's worth it ;)
  8. -Luke-

    -Luke- Active Member

    Unfortunately not the case for me. If I exercise while I'm stressed or had a really bad night and just feel bad (as in the last days), exercise makes me feel even worse. And if I exercise late in the evening, I get no sleep at all (there has to be at least 3-4 hours between training and sleep for me). I workout regularly since my early twenties. That's why I missed it the last week.

    Today I'm feeling a bit better and had a light training before work. Hope it gets better the next few days.
  9. -Luke-

    -Luke- Active Member

    I'm away for the weekend and won't really have access to the internet. So I won't be able to check in again before sunday evening or monday.

    Wish you all a good weekend.
  10. Pete McVries

    Pete McVries Active Member

    Have a nice weekend!

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