Well, that was an interesting, if rather intense weekend
I’ve been away this weekend on a hypnotherapy course. i.e. a course to learn how to *do* hypnotherapy, rather than having it done on me (though there was a bit of that too )
It was particularly interesting to me as the course was run by a couple of extremely nice blokes called Jo Biggs and Adam Vile, both of whom are not only master level hypnotherapy teachers but also high ranking and well respected martial artists too.
I was well up for it when the opportunity came along to do this course as it ticks yet another box in my big book of goals* - in particular I had set a goal of learning some form of healing or therapeutic art. Up until now I’d not really had anything particular in mind, I did consider Reiki or maybe Tui na as they are both related to my interest in chinese medicine from a martial arts perspective but as yet i hadn’t come across a suitable teacher.
Being as I am a big believer in the Law of Attraction which tends to manifest itself in ‘chance’ meetings with exactly the right person then I knew this was for me when I met one of the teachers on a First Aid course last month. Jo is a Paramedic by trade and also a 6th Dan black belt. We seem to get on pretty well and that gives me a good feeling that this is a path I’d definitely like to pursue further.
Oh dear, that’s it, I’m fucked now…
Insomniac are doing a PS3 version of Ratchet & Clank, and fookinell it looks ace.
Arse. I can’t believe I’m actually contemplating the prospect of buying a £400 console for one game…
HD Version of the trailer is here (250Mb)
in the meantime /me goes back to Ratchet & Clank on the PSP..
Most of my mates know the tale of some 5 years back. I got ill, very ill. I nearly died of a nasty chest infection. Fundamentally it was down to burning the candle at both ends. Suffice to say I learned some lessons from that almost instantly, others are only just surfacing now.
Thing is, I went from training my arse off to doing nothing virtually overnight. It went pretty much downhill from there. I wasn’t training, and when I did try I had the weirdest mental block about it. Somehow I’d built an association that if I pushed myself (which I needed to to get results) then I’d get ill again. Having got in that state it’s horrible how the rot sets in, the weight (and the waistline) creeps up, and at the same time the vitality and the spark of life slips away..
It took a long time to make a start on re-programming that association and absolutely no doubt about it, that first Tony Robbins seminar last year was what did the trick. Literally overnight. The mind-body connection is a weird but powerful thing. After I came back from that seminar I lost a stone in weight in under a month, even though I hadn’t consciously changed anything about my training or diet. Go figure!
Come this new year I decided it was time to crack on with it the next stage and hence the aforementioned detox.. The number one thing that inspires me is results and the detox gave me those very fast, and by the bucket load..
So far since February I’ve lost another 19lb, not to mention 4″ off my waist. The best bit is the feeling inside.
It’s only by rediscovering how healthy feels again that I’ve realised how far I’d slipped. *shudders*
Suffice to say, there’s no way I’m going to let that happen again..
Look what I did…
Well, that was an interesting way to spend an hour… had a colonic irrigation this afternoon.
Not most peoples cup of tea I’m sure, but as I’ve been detoxing recently it seemed like a good idea.
I’ll spare you the details but suffice to say the whole thing was far less traumatic than you might imagine and actually quite an interesting experience. It’s amazing how refreshed you feel afterwards and I was surprised by the big psychological bonus too, actually seeing yourself get rid of some of the sludge that’s been slowing you down.
[Edit] According to the scales I’m actually about 4lb lighter than I was the same time yesterday.
Coo lummy, I never knew there was so much in it!
Decidedly sluggish today, for the first time since my detox and interestingly, the day after I allowed myself a ‘day off’ including a few sugary cheats… Spooky eh? So, the question is, coincidence or not?
Not sure I like this feeling, which to be honest is quite probably what ‘normal’ felt like a couple of weeks back. Having felt so much better for the detox it’s easy to forget.
Going to be an interesting week too. Never been one for half-measures me, so on Wednesday I’m off to Bristol for a colonic irrigation. If you’re bored at work on wednesday afternoon then just think of what I’m up to and I guarantee your tedious afternoon will soon seem a lot better..
Should have updated before really but I forgot…
Anyways, Day 12, detox complete.
As of first thing this morning I’ve lost 12lb. Fookinell!
I didn’t really start out with weight loss in mind but it’s certainly been an unexpected bonus.
That much progress in such a short period of time is a proper bonus in the motiovational dept.
The key reason for me doing this was a bit of a kick-start to a renewed attempt to get back in shape and in that respect it’s done the trick nicely. Already feeling a lot fitter in the gym and getting back into the swing of regular training.
I think I’ll probably repeat the detox at least once a quarter. Obviously not expecting the same kind of dramatic results every time but it certainly can’t hurt can it..
Arthur and the Invisibles
Just got in from the cinema. Went to see Luc Besson’s latest thing, “Arthur and the Invisibles“. Slightly dodgy lipsynch notwithstanding it was quite pleasant. Well worth a lookie. The creature designs were very reminiscent of Brian Froud’s designs though I didn’t see him in the credits so I’m guessing he was just the inspiration rather than an actual contributor.
Post Detox thoughts…
Having made some pretty dramatic changes over the past couple of weeks I’m now back to ‘normal’. Thing is, I’m so impressed with the changes I’ve made that I’m pretty to committed that i won’t just slip back into previous bad habits.
From past experience I know that without at least some treats along the way a new regime can soon get tedious and in the past boredom has been a destructive factor which has scuppered previous attempts. So, saturdays are going to be my treats day and the rest of the week trying to stick with the discipline. We’ll have to see how that works out! Funny enough, today when I did have some munchies (in the form of a chocolate bar and a packet of skittles) at the cinema it was actually quite hard to stomach and I really didn’t enjoy it that much.
Actually, I think thats a good sign…