My daily yoga and mindful meditation practices have really increased my general care for my physical and mental self, and it is starting to pay off as I find myself getting more relaxed and self aware as the days wear on.
I have even started to drink way less coffee now, only having one or two cups a day, as apposed to the seven or eight that I was generally having. It's been all green tea and herbal teas for me over the past fortnight, and I am really enjoying the change.
To be honest though, giving up coffee is actually insanely difficult. The withdrawals are just crazy! I have had some really bad headaches and dizziness, and an almost 'brain fog' type of a thing going on. It is hard to explain, but it is like I am just not running at 100% and I know that my body is asking me to give it caffeine.
I cannot believe the amount of bad shit that I have willingly put into my system over the past 40 plus years, any wonder I have been feeling like a crap sandwich, the build up of toxic crap in me must be immense.
I am thinking about having an alcohol free month leading up to the silly season to really flush some toxins out of my system. I know that my insides would greatly benefit from a bit of a whiskey break, maybe not my mental health, but definitely my insides. I am going to be the 'queen of quitting bad shit' my the end of this year at the rate I'm going. First cigarettes, then coffee and now I am contemplating kicking the whiskey? Things have gotten pretty nuts around here.
In truth, 2016 has probably been one of the most transformative years that I have ever had. I have never felt more determined to give myself a fresh start like this before and I have certainly never even contemplated taking on any form of detox before this year. I really don't know why this has all happened, I didn't set myself a goal to do anything this extreme this year, it has all just happened around me. I figure that a clean start to 2017 can't be a bad thing though, and having a generally healthier lifestyle should theoretically add years to my life and allow me to feel better overall, so I think I'm just going to go with it. If my body wants a detox, then detox it is. I may well regret this, but how bad can a month off the grog really be? Time to man up and find out for myself.
Keep me in your prayers won't you?
Release Date: 2015
Running Time: 88 mins
When it comes to rom-com's, this is more than tolerable, in fact it is down right enjoyable. With a tried and true formula about two wacky thirty-somethings finding themselves on a blind date together, Man Up actually manages to deliver with a good amount of fresh humour and a believable onscreen chemistry between the two main characters.
Nancy (Lake Bell) is mistaken for Jack's (Simon Pegg) blind date, however being a bit tragically desperate and dateless, she just goes with it and decides to see what it leads to.
A terrific cast really lifts the overall feel of this movie, with notable performances from both Bell and Pegg, but also from Olivia Williams and especially Rory Kinnear as the stalker character Sean. This is a feel good rom-com that has everything you want from that genre without any cheesy stooping or over the top gestures of love.
FINAL SAY: Congratulations on your massive pack of lies.
3.5 Chili Peppers