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Week 2 (Sculpt & Tone) – THRIVE DIARY

Week 2 was a week of two halves. The start of the week was good. Eating well and fitting in plenty of exercise. Then from Friday onwards all good intentions went out the window.

Friday was my second Wedding Anniversary and as we were both off work we had planned an indulgent day out in London. In the morning we did a little shopping in Covent Garden and met friends for coffee, then we walked along the Southbank and enjoyed a late lunch on the 31st Floor of the Shard, followed by drinks in a couple of bars in the London Bridge area before jumping on a train home at a very respectable 9pm. Saturday was a lazy day. Luckily I didn’t have a hangover but I was very tired. So much so I fell asleep on the sofa at 8pm. Sunday wasn’t much better in the end either. I woke late after over 10hrs sleep and as I still felt exhausted I skipped the gym and spent the morning on the sofa. I finally found enough energy to do a little yoga session before heading off to our local pub for more celebrations late afternoon. Epic fail on the alcohol consumption this week.

I am hoping the final week of this Sculpt and Tone stage is better. I have no lunches/dinners or drinks planned until Saturday and I am off work for the whole week along with my husband. So we have plenty of time to fit in exercise.

My biggest challenge this next week will be to not eat and snack out of boredom. I have a very busy demanding job and not doing anything for the whole week is going to be difficult for me. Although my husband reckons he can find me a few jobs to do if I get too bored !!


Movement - Walk 5 km
Steps - 26,390
Breakfast - Frankie & Benny's Vegetarian Breakfast
Lunch - Small portion of Chips while out shopping
Dinner - Grilled Chicken, Salad with Chilli Dressing and Pitta Bread
Snacks - No snacks but 2 x Lattes and 2 x Beers while out shopping
Wellness/Beauty - A Day Out with my husband


Movement - 30 Mins Dynamic Yoga (Jillian Michaels Yoga Burn)
Steps - 7,440
Breakfast - Bagel filled with Hard Boiled Egg, Ham and Spinach
Lunch - Wholemeal Wrap filled with 
Dinner - Moroccan Spiced Kofta, Grilled Halloumi, Spinach Salad & Coleslaw
Snacks - Handful of Mixed Nuts
Wellness/Beauty - Hair Colour, Haircut & Blow Dry


Movement - Rest Day
Steps - 9,430
Breakfast - Danish Pastry
Lunch - Pineapple Smoothie
Dinner - Peri Peri Chicken, Sweet Potato Mash & Green Veg 
Snacks - Feta Cheese sprinkled on Dinner & Chocolate Mousse
Wellness/Beauty - Liz Earle Deep Cleansing Mask


Movement - (Gym AM) 10 mins cardio on Bike, 30 mins Resistance Machines 
           and 7 km walk in the evening
Steps - 15,660
Breakfast - Mushroom, Tomato & Feta Omelette
Lunch - Pineapple Smoothie with 1 scoop of Protein Powder
Dinner - Sticky Soy Salmon, Griddled Aubergine & Green Veg
Snacks - Handful of Mixed Nuts
Wellness/Beauty - Manicure & Pedicure


Movement - Walking around London (in heels)
Steps - 10,670
Breakfast - Sausage Sandwich
Lunch - 3 Course Meal at Aqua Shard including 
Starter - Dug Leg & Heart with Green Salad topped with a Poached Duck Egg
Main - Pork Rib Eye with Crispy Crackling, Apple Gel, Rainbow Chard and New Potaotes
Dessert - Raspberry Fool topped with Whipped Cream and Pistachios
Dinner - Mushroom Omelette 
Snacks - None but drank 1 glass of Rose, 2 Pints Czech Lager and 1 Aperol Spritz
Wellness/Beauty - Celebrating my Wedding Anniversary with my husband


Movement - Rest Day
Steps - 3,220
Breakfast - 1/2 Tin Beans on a slice of Wholemeal Toast
Lunch - 2 x Rye Crackers with Garlic & Herb Soft Cheese
Dinner - Mixed Grill (1 Chicken Thigh, 2 Sausages, 1 Homemade Chilli Burger) 
         with Spinach Salad, Avocado, Halloumi and Coleslaw
Snacks - 1 Handful of Mixed Nuts
Wellness/Beauty - Liz Earle Brightening Treatment Mask


Movement - 15 mins Yoga (Barbara Currie Power of Yoga DVD)
Steps - 9,615
Breakfast - Sausage & Scrambled Egg with fresh Tomatoes & Feta
Lunch - Avocado & Lime Smoothie
Dinner - Slow Cooked Gammon, Dry Roasted Potatoes, Steamed Green Veg
Snacks - 4 Pints of Beer
Wellness/Beauty - Drinks with friends

I am disappointed that this week ended so badly but I need to just pick myself and start over and make sure I do things better this coming week. I don’t think I will have made any progress this week either. I am trying to avoid jumping on the scales as it’s likely that I will have put on a couple of pounds and knowing this will only diminish my motivation. As they say, “Ignorance is Bliss”.

Thank you for reading.

Melanie xxxx

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