From having to take at least 50mg of Valium to function before midday, to 10mg of valium at 9am until the next dose at 5pm. Today is day ten in the hospital. From 150mg to 25mg a day. The hardest parts are still to come, but i’m feeling optimistic. No longer am I fighting the old; i’m building the new. I’m fully aware that recovery is something that I will work on every day. It’s not getting a day off. We’ve got this. #medicationtime #withdrawalsarereal #kickinggoals #goawayanxiety #onefootinfrontoftheother
I can't believe in 2 months time I will be taking part in my first marathon of the year.
Sometimes I question myself to why i do these things, am i stupid putting myself through the training, putting my body through the pain haha but then I remember everything @ashleygs123 went through after his diagnosis of Lymphoma.
We spent 2 years in and out of hospitals, our weekends were sat in isolation fighting infections, going through week long chemotherapy regimes knowing that the after affects were often worse than the treatment itself. Daily blood transfusions, Constantly on an emotional rollercoaster drowning in bad news constantly and having to come out those consultation rooms with a brave face.
Watching someone you love fighting so hard with so much courage but knowing the possibilities of remission are slipping away is 100x worse than running 26 miles.
If Ashley had reached remission he had an 80% chance of the cancer coming back. With a stem cell transplant this figure was dramatically reduced to 25%
@anthonynolancharity give hope and a chance of life after cancer.
And to just give one person that chance - I'd happily run a marathon every day of the year if I had too!
If anyone else would like to help me raise money I'd really appreciate it! Cake sales, raffles, quiz nights sports events 🖤💚🖤💚 #therunnerinfrontiscuringbloodcancer
#anthonynolan #uclh #mcmillan #marathontraining #marathonrunning
#bloodcancer #stemcelltherapy #giveblood #onefootinfrontoftheother
This is how I lived for well over a year 😅
But it’s been a week since I started the @dietbet and finally faced the scale. As much as I wish I could live scale-less because it drives me crazy, it really keeps me accountable in a way that nothing else seems to be able to.
This week was full of successes. I’m down a whopping 7.6lbs (I think I was carrying a bunch of holiday water weight. I don’t anticipate big drops like this from here on out). I stayed within my calories every single day, and I did strength training twice as planned, plus ran and walked a bunch.
But most importantly, I FINALLY feel like I have control again, and like I have my structure back. I was lost and trying to wing it for so long, I almost forgot how good it feels to have a plan and actually stick to it. I finally feel like maybe I’m not a lost cause after all 😆
Focus🔥 Don’t think about can happen in a month. Don’t think about what can happen in a year. Just focus on the 24 hours in front of you and do what you can to get closer to where you want to be. #entrepreneur
Grit is just hope in action.
We like to get a little gritty...in a physical practice or meeting a sense of resistance head on. But at the heart, those actions are reflective of hope - knowing that the light will shine through the darkness, the best is yet to come.
What daily actions help you cultivate your best self Best experience of life together Asking for a friend😊
I'm winning!!! Are you
Have you stuck to what you said you would do
Have you followed through on that one thing that keeps nagging at you to finish or start
Listen to your gut and GO!!!
GO...that's my word for this gorgeous year that God has blessed me with. Instead of sitting still thinking about it...I'm just gonna GO!
One tiny step in the right direction...
One foot placed in front of the other...
That's how change happens and sticks! And ya know what my friends I am celebrating every single victory along the way...and you should too!
My favorite chick to give me the swift kick in the rear that I need daily says...
"You can achieve anything that you are passionate about and are willing to work for!" ~Mel Robbins
Sometimes I need a little motivation, this is the morning! #earlymorningruns, #onesneakeratatime, #tritraining, #tgif, #friendsmakeitfun, #thevortexiscoming, #whatsnext🤔, #mwc10miler, #onefootinfrontoftheother
After practicing ashtanga for so many years I found it very hard to just go with the flow, what I mean is that I'm really attached to the series however my body is not always in the best disposition and I'm learning to relax a bit. I didn't follow any structure but just doing what felt good to my body.
. “Be still like a mountain and flow like a great river.” Lao Tzu 🗻
One of my favourite verses to sum up how I'm feeling after an awesome week with the best clients ever. Each day I'm inspired and motivated to be a better person by listening to their stories of everyday struggles and hardships. Real people, real connections, real friendships, real battles, real ups, real downs. We are in this together and I am forever thankful I get to bond with such amazing people.
It’s too easy to waste time searching for answers in the past, and imagining what ifs. It’s much harder to just focus on the present moment and the next step forward, but that’s the only real direction you can go. Like if you agree #liveforyourselfconsulting