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.