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It’s day 41, and I feel in control of myself.

I’ve got to 3:30 on the elbow plank, and done a 30-second unsupported handstand hold two days in a row. My peak brain score has started going up again. I think that it took a while for my brain to adjust to being properly hydrated. I’m now drinking over 100 ounces of water per day, a lot more than I used to.

Cold showers are now enjoyable to me. I enjoy moving my back side-to-side under the stream of water, and feeling the sensation. It’s a pleasant sensation. I don’t feel cold anymore, even as my breath fogs the glass of the shower. I feel calm and invigorated.

When I first started taking breaks to do kettlebell swings (1.5 pood), I was doing five swings at a time. Now I do twenty every time. We’re going to bed earlier, around 8 pm each night. We’re still clearing out stuff that we don’t need, listing another item on eBay each day. People are also dropping by from Craigslist to collect things every day.

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The zero refined sugar goal is going flawlessly. I get no cravings for sugar at all. We were pretty much already doing this for the first thirty days of the lifestyle challenge, so it’s not much of a change.

Please join me for another day.

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