Month: October 2015

“You’ve seen my descent. Now watch my rising.” -Rumi

Most of us have hit low times. Some of us will have hit an absolute all time low that you fear you will never escape from. We may have had terrible thoughts of being a failure, being worthless, and our lives being completely pointless. I have a strong suspicion that most people feel like this at some point in their lives. Whether this is because society drags us down or whether we feel inadequate due to being enveloped in a social media circus, I don’t entirely know. I am of the opinion that social media can be a catalyst in both our descent and our rising. We just need to be our own filter.

The Descent

My descent began way before the big rise of social media. I think Facebook was just about taking off. We had camera phones but the whole ‘selfie’ phenomenon was a long way off. It was still another two years before twitter would emerge and another six years before the emergence of Instagram so I cannot blame social media. Perhaps it was the lack of social media that caused my descent. (more…)

My Review of the Geonaute OnRhythm 410 Progress

Heart rate monitor, Geonaute, OnRhythm 410 Progress, Decathlon

Geonaute OnRhythm 410 Progress

Since I have been on my own personal fitness journey I have been monitoring my intake of calories through My Fitness Pal and using the gym equipment to monitor my calorie burn. As we all know, these machines are not accurate. The ones I use at my Virgin Active Gym do not allow me to programme in my weight and height, and they have the normal grips to check your heart rate. I am sure this has some use, maybe for people who are aware of exactly what their heart rate should be, but that is not me. I was using the figure on the machines to calculate my calorie burn and, by inputting this information in to my go to place for monitoring everything, My Fitness Pal https://www.myfitnesspal.com/, to measure whether I was on target with my food tracking for the day. I did hit a plateau with my weight loss so I decided to purchase a Heart Rate Monitor. Having never used one before I was reluctant to buy anything too expensive so I searched for one within my price range. I was not dissapointed.

I purchased the Geonaute http://www.geonaute.fr/On Rhythm 410 Progress for £34.99 at Decathlon https://www.decathlon.co.uk/onrhythm-410-progress-hrm-id_8349302.html. It was one of the cheapest that they sold so I thought it was worth a go.

Decathlon, Heart rate monitor, OnRhythm 410 Progress, Geonaute

Geonaute OnRhythm410 Progress

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The Reality of Adulthood

I don’t know about you, but no one told me when I was a kid just quite how much being an adult would suck. It was always sold to me as being an exciting thing; something to look forward to. “Being an adult is great!” They would say. “You can be free and do whatever you want!” They repeated. Oh what lies they told me. I thought I might share with you a few of the things that make being an adult a bit rubbish.

1 – Jobs

You have to get a job to get money. No one ever explained that to me. I thought I could “be free and do what I wanted.” No. You have to get a job, sometimes lots of jobs to get money. You have to take the shit jobs, selling credit cards, working in a factory, or a local supermarket to get money. You might be one of the very few people lucky enough to find a job that they like, but this is as rare as a nun in Magaluf. You will probably flit from job to job in the endless hope of finding something you like, only to be disappointed with each new venture, dragging yourself to each pay day. (more…)