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Week 2 (Fat Loss) – THRIVE DIARY

Towards the end of Week 1 I started to feel unwell. It started with an earache and then progressed to a sore throat and high temperature and ended with me waking at 2.30 am on the Monday morning in intense pain. Luckily I was able to secure an emergency appointment at the Doctors mid-morning where I was diagnosed with a severe Ear Infection and Tonsillitis. Perks of working in a Primary School!!

This meant that I had to abandon all exercise that week while I recuperated. I did try to get up and about a little and managed to still hit 8,000 steps a day. I stayed at home for three days but by Thursday I was going stir crazy and so I went back to work, probably a little too soon. Anyway I decided to restart Week 2 this week. Both ailments had cleared thanks to the Antibiotics but as I still felt quite tired I took things a little easier on the fitness front and concentrated on healthy eating instead.

MONDAY 10th JULY

Movement - Rest Day - Working from Home
Steps - 5,200
Breakfast - Messy Eggs (Scrambled Eggs with Peppers & Mushrooms)
Lunch - Ham & Cheese Salad
Dinner - Grilled Pork Chop & Green Vegetables
Snacks - 6 Olives
Wellness/Beauty - An early night

TUESDAY 11th JULY

Movement - 20 min Abs Circuit
Steps - 14,420
Breakfast - Kiwi Bircher
Lunch - Tuna Salad
Dinner - Meatballs in Tomato Sauce with Wholewheat Spaghetti
Snacks - Boiled Egg
Wellness/Beauty - Liz Earle Nourishing Face Mask

WEDNESDAY 12th JULY

Movement - 20 min Total Body HIIT Workout
Steps - 12,675
Breakfast - Fruit Salad with 0% Greek Yoghurt
Lunch - 2 x Rye Crackers with Mashed Avocado
Dinner - Moroccan Chicken, Vegetable & Sultana Cous Cous & Feta Salad
Snacks - Boiled Egg & Small Portion of Mature Cheddar
Wellness/Beauty - Boots No7 Beautiful Skin Perfecting Body Polish

THURSDAY 13th JULY

Movement - 5 Mile Walk
Steps - 18,170
Breakfast - Melon & Pineapple Smoothie
Lunch - Tuna & Cous Cous Salad
Dinner - Steamed Lemon Haddock with Green Vegetables and Black Eyed Beans
Snacks - Handful of Raw Nuts
Wellness/Beauty - 2 pints of Ale relaxing with my husband in the pub

FRIDAY 14th JULY

Movement - 15 Min Total Body HIIT workout
Steps - 16,770
Breakfast - Fresh Fruit Salad with 0% Greek Yoghurt
Lunch - Ham, Egg & Salad Sandwich with Wholemeal Bread
Dinner - Grilled Chicken Breast, Green Salad, Sour Cream & Pitta Bread
Snacks - 2 x Chocolate Digestive Biscuits
Wellness/Beauty - TRESemme Smooth Keratin Hair Masque

SATURDAY 15th JULY

Movement - Gardening & Housework
Steps - 7,940
Breakfast - Melon & Pineapple Smoothie
Lunch - 2 x Rye Crackers & Mashed Avocado
Dinner - 3 Slices Pepperoni Pizza, Potato Wedges & Onion Rings
Snacks - Small Slice of Strawberry Cheesecake
Wellness/Beauty - Mini Facial with Liz Earle Products (Scrub, Mask & Toner)

SUNDAY 16th JULY

Movement - 3 Mile Walk
Steps - 9,245
Breakfast - Sausage, Bacon, Scrambled Egg & Baked Beans
Lunch - Protein Shake
Dinner - Chicken & Vegetable Cantonese Stir Fry with Rice Noodles
Snacks - Handful of Prawn Crackers
Wellness/Beauty - Tidy Brows

I have made pretty good progress over the last few weeks but having an illness that saw me at the Doctors and on antibiotics for the first time in approx. 5 years set me back a little. Not just physically by mentally and emotionally too. Healthy eating and plenty of sleep has helped me get myself back on track along with a little bit of quality time with my husband. I have one more week of the Fat Loss stage of my plan and I will be upping my game this next week aiming for 4 to 5 HIIT sessions over the next 7 days.

Thank you for reading.

Melanie xxxx

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