Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired | Day 8

Posted by Edward Ernest | Feb 16, 2017 | ADHD, Body Image, Self Esteem, Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired | 0 |

Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired | Day 8

Up at 6:45!! On the ground doing push ups and sit up variations……. Can you tell I’m already full of energy? I may have ADHD (my brother has ADHD and I’m thinking I may battle it to but to a lesser extent) or be a 10 year old. Anyways, out the door flying and on a pre-work run. I pushed myself hard on this run. I tried going at a faster pace and I held onto to survive at the end. The Fitbit told me that I just hit 2.3 km. I paced around right after with a smug look on my face and thought, this shit is easy as fucking pie. I was killing it and I knew it. My confidence was growing. In my own little world of me, I was the cockiest guy I knew, and it felt good. I felt strong. I was walking tall. To be the opposite of what you are your whole life and to now be encountering all these new feelings was so foreign…… I just wanted more.

Walked to work like usual. However, when I got alone time in the elevator, I didn’t just walk in circles. If any of you have seen the film ‘Vacation’ starring Chevy Chase, I also started saying out loud ‘This is crazy, this is crazy, this is crazy’ over and over again until the doors opened. I have no idea why it started but it did and quite honestly I laughed inside about it the whole time. 

Day flew by and I walked home. Instead of calling it quits, this motherfucker put his running shoes on and ran the streets like a boss. Like the morning, the Fitbit told me that I just hit another 2.3 km. 

Honestly though, for all of you reading this from the beginning. 8 days ago I barely made it around a track once and now I had 2 x 2.3km runs in one day. My new goal in my mind was to run a 5km race on my birthday which was 6 weeks away. A reasonable goal at the pace I was going. A to B……not A-Z. My lesson for the day. Realistic goals. 

I took a shower when I got back home and spruced myself up for an after dinner event. I went to Trivia Night at a local pub with my friend Maggie and some of her friends. This was my first non-work or family socializing since I started this thing and it was needed. Sometimes you just want to unwind and shoot the shit to relax. I even had a couple glasses of red wine. No, I didn’t get drunk. I actually did it to help my heart. I still worried about it and was doing everything in my power to help clear the blood flow. 

That’s it. That was my day. I think I kicked ass on this day in every way. 

P.S. We came in dead last place on Trivia Night. However, I was still invited back for the next week.


Weight: 189.5 Pounds

Steps: 28,276

Distance: 22.48 km

Floors: 13

Time: 203 Minutes

Peak Heart Rate: 20 Minutes

Cardio Heart Rate: 17 Minutes

Fat Burn Heart Rate: 3 Hr 31 Minutes

Resting Heart Beats Per Minute: 63

Calories Burned: 4066

Calories Taken In: 1935

Food Log

(All Calories Are Best Estimates. When In Doubt I Went Higher)


(I’ve never been a breakfast guy FYI. Eating breakfast at all is new to me.)

Protein Shake: 321 Calories


Garden Salad: 450 Calories

Afternoon Snack

2 x Cups of Blackberries: 194 Calories


Chicken Pita Wrap: 720 Calories

Evening Snack

2 x Glasses of Red Wine: 250 Calories (A Social Drinking Activity)

Thanks for following my adventure. If you have any questions, I’m just an email away.

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Edward Ernest

Edward Ernest is pretty much the coolest guy that ever lived.......according to himself. He's one of the founders of and has zero respect from any of his colleagues.To the outside world, he's this very nice upstanding citizen, but behind closed doors he's one of the meanest people we know.Yes, he writes nice articles and gives good advice. It might even seem like he cares about you and wants to be your friend. But please, don't be fooled.We've seen him kick a dog a with a broken leg before and have heard him on the phone berating his grandmother for only giving him a $5 birthday gift.Be thankful he's not related to you.

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