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 !!
MONDAY 31st JULY
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
TUESDAY 1st AUGUST
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
WEDNESDAY 2nd AUGUST
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
THURSDAY 3rd AUGUST
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
FRIDAY 4th AUGUST
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
SATURDAY 5th AUGUST
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
SUNDAY 6th AUGUST
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.