The first day of my final week of the Sculpt & Tone Stage was an epic fail. I woke up late, hungover from an impromptu Sunday evening party in my local pub. All good intentions to get off to a good start went completely out of the window. I spent most of the day either in bed or on the sofa.
Tuesday was a little better but to be honest I struggled at the beginning of the week. The weather was awful and my mood was low. I almost felt like I had a touch of Seasonal Affective Disorder, which is something I have suffered of for as long as I can remember.
I did manage to force myself to exercise on Wednesday. Only a short Yoga session at home but it was better than nothing and helped lift my mood. The rest of the week I felt a little better and getting out of the house to meet with a friend was the best medicine.
Saturday I made sure I ate well during the day and worked out in the morning to make up for the fact that I had a night out planned with my Sister and her Husband, who were coming to stay. We went out for dinner at a local Indian Restaurant and then onto our Village pub for an Ibiza Party Night. Too much to drink again. But no hangover on Sunday thankfully.
It has been difficult keeping on plan during the holidays and I feel that I have let myself down a few times. So as I have several events this week, including an all inclusive weekend away, I am going to take the pressure off myself and take a little break from my plan. I am going to give myself a little holiday and allow myself to relax, have fun and enjoy a little over-indulgence. It is just as important to know when you need to step out of a routine and relax. I think it will do me good to have a little holiday and to come back refreshed and remotivated.
Movement - Rest Day Steps - 1,930 Breakfast - Banana Smoothie Lunch - Beans on Toast Dinner - Cold Gammon, Fried Egg & Chips Snacks - None Wellness/Beauty - Mini Facial with Liz Earle Products
TUESDAY 8th AUGUST
Movement - Rest Day Steps - 9,380 Breakfast - Banana Smoothie Lunch - Courghetti Bolognaise Dinner - "Picnic on a Plate" Snacks - Hnadful of Mixed Nuts Wellness/Beauty - Spending the Day with my Son
WEDNESDAY 9th AUGUST
Movement - 20 mins Yoga (Barbara Currie Power of Yoga DVD) Steps - 2,005 Breakfast - Slice Wholemeal Toast with Ham, Avocado & Poached a Egg Lunch - Avocado & Lime Smoothie Dinner - Grilled Pork Chop with Beetroot & Feta Salad Snacks - 1/2 Packet of Haribo Sweets & Glass of Prosecco Wellness/Beauty - 10 min Meditation (Calm App on i-phone)
THURSDAY 10th AUGUST
Movement - 10 Mins Kettlebell Circuit Steps - 9,595 Breakfast - 2 Slices Bacon, Fried Egg, Beans & Wholemeal Toast Lunch - None as I had a late Breakfast Dinner - Grilled Chicken & Salad & Pitta Bread Snacks - Large Latte & Bakewell Tart Wellness/Beauty - Coffee & Cake with a friend
FRIDAY 11th AUGUST
Movement - 5 km walk Steps - 13,590 Breakfast - Avocado & Lime Smoothie Lunch - Grilled Halloumi & Chorizo followed by Chicken Burrito Dinner - Chicken & Vegetable Chow Mein Snacks - 1/2 Packet of Haribo Sweets & Glass of Prosecco Wellness/Beauty - Manicure
SATURDAY 12th AUGUST
Movement - Bodycoach 20 min HIIT workout Steps - 14,450 Breakfast - Scrambled Eggs with Spinach & Tomato Lunch - Fruit Smoothie Dinner - Meal Out at Indian Restaurant Snacks - None but had several drinks throughout the evening Wellness/Beauty - Liz Earle Intensive Nourishing Face Mask
SUNDAY 13th AUGUST
Movement - Rest Day Steps - 4,675 Breakfast - Full English Lunch - None Dinner - Roast Beef, Roast Potatoes, Broccoli, Asparagus & Carrots Snacks - Lemon Cheesecake Wellness/Beauty - Early Night
So I will be back with my Diary in two weeks after a little break from my plan.
Enjoy the Sunshine that is meant to be on the way.
Thank you for reading.