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7.00am – Good morning! I’ve been up for about half an hour, coffee is brewing and I’m feeling reasonably chirpy. Starting the day with something I didn’t put on the plan because I’d forgotten about it at the time – a fruit salad consisting of pineapple, mango, kiwi fruit and blueberries. And while the coffee’s brewing I’ll rehydrate myself with water mixed with a little sugar free cordial. These are all Free food on the Food Optimising plan, so I know I can eat the whole pack without worrying.
I find that it takes a while for my more advanced motor skills to get warmed up on a morning, so I need as much help as I can get. A simple breakfast, that involves nothing more complex than opening a packet is a good start, but coffee is an absolute must. Taken black and so strong it can support a spoon, that first hit of caffeine is pure nectar.
Another important element to shaking me out of my slumber is the soundtrack. The music has got to be either spot on, or so far off the mark I race out of bed to hit skip before the vocal kicks in. This morning was a combination of the two. Second track in was a Christmas song. Not a bad Christmas song, but not what you want to hear on a sunny May morning. The songs after that were corkers and it wasn’t long before I was dancing round the bedroom in my pants. Good start.
Coffee is almost ready and the weetabix awaits for round two of breakfast, so for now I’ll leave you with a few of the tunes that shake me out of my bed, and then help me on my way when I walk to work.
Geno – Dexy’s Midnight Runners
Frantic – Metallica
Shine – Slash’s Snakepit
Ain’t Life Grand – Slash’s Snakepit
Now, for the cheese course, and an essential for any Honda owner, performed here by a man whose diet inspired my off days:
I couldn’t have put it better myself.