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28 Days of Me is a blog about experimenting with health and wellbeing 28 days at a time. I change one key thing in my life – which might be diet, exercise or some sort of lifestyle change to see what effect it has on my mental and physical health.

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28 Days of Me is a blog about experimenting with health and wellbeing 28 days at a time. I change one key thing in my life – which might be diet, exercise or some sort of lifestyle change to see what effect it has on my mental and physical health.

We have access to a lot of information – what you should eat, what you can’t eat, what you need to eat more of, when you should exercise, how you should exercise, how many hours you should sleep…. I love being informed but the information can be overwhelming and quite often contradicting. So, I’m on a quest to find out for myself what actually makes me feel good / healthy / happy.

The first 28 days experiment was 28 Days of Raw where I ate only raw food for 4 weeks. My general conclusion was it made me feel pretty great, but it wasn’t maintainable for me mainly because of the time it takes to prep the food, and that fact that it can get fairly antisocial. But, I still have my green smoothies every morning for breaky, and I still eat quite a high percentage raw.

My second experiment, 28 Days of Crossfit, was a tough month and I was glad to see the other side of it. I ended up having to reduce the number of days I was training along the way. In general, it had a lot of positives – great supportive community and knowledgeable instructors, but in the end I didn’t really enjoy what was happening to my body (my shape was becoming even more teenage boy-ish) and I found I was craving some yoga by the end of the month. I haven’t been back to Crossfit, however I still do use the lifting techniques I learnt at the gym (or when lifting in general)

My third experiment, 28 Days of Meditation, was quite life changing for me. I have an extremely busy mind, and an aversion to sitting still so this was not an easy task. I couldn’t have predicted how amazing I felt once I realised that I was so consumed by the continuous dialogue in my mind, and it was preventing me from living in the now. Have a read of my conclusions page for more details.

Next up is 28 Days of Barre – where for the first time there will be two guest bloggers challenging themselves to complete 28 days of barre classes to see how their bodies (and minds) change over the course of the month.

I love doing these experiments and love sharing the finding with you. If you have any questions, comments or experiment topics you want me to tackle, please get in touch! X

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