Friday Fitness Round Up: Part Three

Brighteyed and BewilderedSo it’s actually been a couple of weeks since I last did one of these posts – I’ve been unwell so my diet hasn’t been great (everyone knows that you should feed a cold!!) and I’ve taken time out from the gym so it would have made for a pretty dull read!


Untitled designBrunch – Waffles with golden syrup (hey! I said no judging!)

Afternoon Snack – Coffee but managed to resist actual snacks after my brunch of waffles.

Dinner – Pizzaaaaaaaaaa!!!

Exercise – I mainly slept today which is what I really needed to get over this stinking cold/flu/general ickiness. Sometimes you just have to listen to your body and relax.

Feeling – I’m feeling less sorry for myself now I’ve had 12 hours sleep


Brighteyed and Bewildered (3)Breakfast – Coffee. I was still completely stuffed from last night’s dinner which seems to be a common Sunday morning theme.

Lunch – I was super lazy today in terms of food and ate a slice of cold pizza left from last night which is also what I had for dinner! (I’m actually pretty embarrassed writing that down!)

Afternoon Snack – Cough syrup and nasal decongestant.

Dinner – More leftover pizza.

Exercise – I did an awesome abs workout which consisted on me coughing violently for 7 hours straight and then having a 20 minute ice shower to lower my temperature!

Feeling – Much better than I have done over the past few days. Finally coming out of the other side of this cold. I’m really hoping to be back in the gym from tomorrow. I’ve also got a lot done today in terms of social media updates, scheduling posts etc. which is a really nice feeling.


Brighteyed and Bewildered (2)Breakfast – This seems to be a common occurrence on Mondays but I skipped breakfast today.

Lunch – Crayfish and avocado salad from Pret – low fat, low carb option which is delicious! I also got a Green Goodness juice in the hope that the extra vitamins might help get rid of the final germs in my system.

Afternoon Snack – No snacks today! Go me!

Dinner – Tomato and herb pasta bake with wholemeal pasta.

Exercise – I was back in the gym today which was great – I did 40 minutes cardio (running and stepping machine) and did a small weight session focusing on biceps, triceps and shoulders. I also forgot that we were getting our food delivered tonight so I had to run home from the station.

Feeling – Happy and relaxed. I’m feeling much, much better and it felt great to be back in the gym/exercising again. I’m still really proud of how productive I was yesterday so just making the most of this positive energy I have today.


Brighteyed and Bewildered (1)Breakfast – The usual yoghurt and granola.

Lunch – Salad (from home, not the shop bought kind)

Afternoon Snack – I was back to the usual snacks today too – raisins and

Dinner – Left over tomato pasta bake – it was a bit of a godsend actually to come home from work and have dinner already made. I’ve been organising our work team meeting over the past few weeks and it’s finally here so I needed to get home and pack ready for an early start tomorrow.

Exercise – I decided to not go today. I didn’t want to come straight back in to 5 days a week after being ill but I have plans to use the hotel gym tomorrow night with some of the guys from work.

Feeling – Pretty stressed about the next two days; you know the usual things – What if I forgot to book someone a train ticket or hotel room? What if the hotel is shit? What do I need to pack? Other than that, feeling really good. I’m excited about catching up with colleagues over the next couple of days and I’m almost 100% back to normal after the cold.


Brighteyed and Bewildered (4)Breakfast – I had to be out of the door by 6.30 this morning so just grabbed a cereal bar on the way to the train. I had a fundraising meeting in someone else’s office so got a lovely skinny latte there.

Lunch – Today has been very much a “grab and go” day so after rushing from London to Birmingham via a meeting in Hemel Hempstead, I grabbed a sandwich in the train station which got half eaten on the road.

Afternoon Snack – No snacks today. There were lots of nice biscuits with the tea and coffee at the afternoon meeting venue but I resisted.

Dinner –  We all went out for dinner this evening as a team. I managed to have some self control over food and had a chicken salad but I let myself down a bit with 3-4 glasses of wine(ish).

Exercise – I went to the gym at the hotel between the afternoon meeting and going out for dinner. A few of us did a legs workout with squats and lunges. I then did a bit on the exercise bike followed by some abs/bra bulge focused exercises.

Feeling – I’m exhausted from rushing around and the early start but I’ve had a really good day. Lots of super positive meetings with various people which have resulted in lots of exciting ideas and plans! It was really nice to catch up with colleagues this afternoon and over dinner as I don’t get to see most of them very often.


Coffee makesthe world go roundBreakfast – Alpen and soya milk – I’m actually considering switching regular milk for soya; any thoughts on this would be welcomed

Lunch – Cheese and tomato sandwich.

Afternoon Snack – Coffee. I also went for a couple of pints with a friend from work when we got off the train in London – not really a snack as such but it wasn’t my dinner either!

Dinner – Chilli salmon, broccoli and rice.

Exercise – My legs did not appreciate their workout last night! They are pretty sore today but that’s a good thing! I didn’t have time to work out today but, like I said on Tuesday, the plan wasn’t to work out five days this week anyway. I’ll be happy as long as I can get to the gym tomorrow.

Feeling – Legs are sore but other than that pretty good. I also really needed the drink and catch up this evening so that was nice.

Friday (today)

GymBreakfast – I’m exhausted from the rest of this week so treated myself to a chocolate croissant and a coffee.

Lunch – Another Crayfish and Avocado salad

Afternoon Snack – I may or may not have had a millionaire’s shortbread bite which, if it did happen, was actually pretty restrained given the amount of donuts and other snacks in the office today!

Dinner – Chicken, veg and rice fajita/burritos made at home. Mmmmmm!

Exercise – Smashed it at the gym tonight  and burnt almost 500 calories in just under an hour with sprints, stepper machine and cycling. Also did some abs when I got home.

Feeling – Relieved that it’s the weekend! I think an evening of chilling out is in order tonight followed by a lie-in tomorrow morning.

It’s been a super busy week so I’ve had to buy food on the go but I’m really happy that I’m back in the gym (and haven’t gone back too hard and just burnt myself out). My sleep has been really poor this week – most nights I’ve had between 3 and 4 hours of broken sleep.

Having read my fitness diaries from the past few weeks, it’s really clear how poorly I’m eating at weekends. So going forwards this is a key area I really want to work on. After all, there’s no point in me working really hard during the week, just to undo it all on the weekend.

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