Friday Fitness Round Up: Part Two

So last week’s Friday Fitness Round Up went down quite well. The idea is that I’ll actually post them on a Friday but last week’s went upon Saturday and, as you can probably tell, this one is even later! I’m not going to bore you with more dull intro crap, so I’ll get straight to it…

Saturday

Brighteyed and Bewildered (15)Breakfast – Coffee. I skipped breakfast today, DON’T JUDGE ME! I didn’t actually mean to, I got a coffee when I woke up and started writing a new blog post, then I read some of my favourite bloggers’ recent posts and before I knew it, it was lunch time.

Lunch –¬†Grilled cheese sandwich ūüôā

Afternoon Snack – I tend not to schedule in afternoon snacks if I’m not running. I have to have them during the week otherwise I don’t have much energy to run home with.

Dinner – “Home made” chicken korma with brown rice – it was a low fat one out of a jar so not really home made but still much better than a takeaway.

Exercise – Today I have done absolutely nothing! I’ve been focusing on my blog and new business and my legs definitely need a proper rest after this week.

Feeling – My calf actually feels much better so I don’t feel guilty about not working out today. Mentally, I’ve been up and down today (the joys of depression hey?) – I’ve had some points where I’ve felt really productive (I’ve got 6 draft blog posts ready to go!) and almost like I know what I’m doing (a Saturday afternoon #fblchat will do that to a girl) but then I’ve also had moments of full on doubt where I’ve just thought this is pointless and I should probably stop wasting my time with it. Luckily for me though, I’m surrounded by caring supportive people; at home, on the phone and online. Also, I’ve recently discovered ASMR videos on YouTube which never fail to calm me down and help me sleep.

Sunday

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Breakfast – Wholemeal toast with low fat spread – completely boring I know but the only other option was golden syrup and we all know that you can’t have golden syrup on toast unless you use the whole bottle and that’s no good for anyone.

Lunch – We spent the day at Brands Hatch watching motorbike racing so I’ll warn you now, today’s diet has been rubbish! Lunch consisted of a cheese burger and a cup of coffee.

Afternoon Snack – Given the size of my lunch, and the fact that I haven’t been running today, I didn’t need an afternoon snack. I did however, have a cheeky little sugar hit from a can of coke!

Dinner – After wandering around all day and getting caught in a downpour on the way home, there was no other option than pizza and watching BGT on catch up (I’ve already told you once in this post – don’t judge! It’s rude)

Exercise – I’ve been on my feet pretty much all day with a fair bit of walking around the outside of the track. I’ve done just over the target of 10,000 steps.

Feeling – Full but happy

Monday 

Brighteyed and Bewildered (16)Breakfast – This week, I thought I’d mix it up a little with Strawberry Yoghurt so I had Strawberry Yoghurt with Raisin and Honey Granola. One cup of Coffee and two cups of Pomegranate Green Tea (not all at once)

Lunch – I forgot to go food shopping this weekend and the “big shop” isn’t due to be delivered until Friday evening so I had to buy lunch today. I tried to keep it healthy with a Crayfish and Avocado Salad from Pret.

Afternoon Snack – Belvita breakfast biscuits (Fruit and Fibre)

Dinner – Home made Chilli

Exercise – I ran after work and took a slightly longer route than usual – 5.6 km in total. I was a little slower than I wanted to be but my calf is still tight so need to take it easy.

Feeling – Knackered after this weekend but got the week off to a good start with a decent run so generally feeling quite happy.

Tuesday 

Brighteyed and Bewildered (18)Breakfast – Strawberry Yoghurt with Raisin and Honey Granola

Lunch – I still haven’t been food shopping so it was a WeightWatchers Sweet Chilli Chicken Wrap from Tescos with a bottle of Apple Juice and some low fat Popcorn (I love a good meal deal!)

Afternoon Snack – Belvita Breakfast Biscuits

Dinner – Leftover Chilli from last night.

Exercise – I was feeling pretty lazy today so I walked 2km and then got a lift home (shhhhhh don’t tell anyone)

Feeling – Summer holiday is booked!!!!! Serious diet needs to start tomorrow but that’s unlikely as I¬†still¬† haven’t been food shopping. But seriously, I’m super excited about the holiday and it’s great to have a goal to work towards. Mentally I’ve had a really good day – knowing I’ll be by the pool in the sunshine in 5 weeks really helps, plus I’ve had a really productive today which is always nice.

Wednesday 

Brighteyed and Bewildered (12)Breakfast –¬†Strawberry Yoghurt with Raisin and Honey Granola

Lunch – Surprise, surprise, I still haven’t done a food shop so had to buy lunch again today. I had a chicken salad, tropical fruit juice and some popcorn in my meal deal.

Afternoon Snack – Popcorn from lunch – Sweet coconut and vanilla – I’m obsessed!

Dinner – Pork, veg and noodle stir fry (home made)

Exercise – I’ve felt exhausted all day today so I listened to my body and skipped the run today. I did go for a walk on my lunch break and after work though otherwise I’d only have done about 15 steps today!

Feeling – Tired and frustrated. I wanted to get 4 runs in this week but so far I’ve only managed 1. I also wanted a productive evening of blogging but that’s not gone too well either….there’s always tomorrow.

Thursday 

Brighteyed and Bewildered (19)Breakfast – Strawberry Yoghurt with Raisin and Honey Granola

Lunch – Sweet Chili Crayfish wrap from Pret

Afternoon Snack – Vanilla latte and chocolate brownie from Pret – it was really part of my lunch rather than an afternoon snack, but I look less fat if I split it out over “lunch” and “afternoon snack”.

Dinner – Yaki Soba from Wagamamas! Literally my favourite meal.

Exercise РI ran almost 6km after work and managed to do my fastest km to date (6.05).

Feeling – Today I have learnt that snacking on chocolate brownies increases my running performance massively…I’m considering making brownie consumption part of my everyday routine. Running in the soon definitely boosted my energy levels and mood too.

Friday (today)

Brighteyed and Bewildered (20)Breakfast – Strawberry Yoghurt with Raisin and Honey Granola

Lunch – Salmon and Tuna tartare salad – I’m kinda obsessed with this. The fish is amazing and there’s always a really good fish/salad ratio (super important in a salad)

Afternoon Snack – Ummmm…beer…ok, ok, it wasn’t really an afternoon snack but a few of us went out for drinks after work today.

Dinner – Several beers and a couple of glasses of wine later and I made the awesome decision to have Chinese takeaway! I’m not going to tell you exactly how much I ate but let’s just say, I’ve probably doubled in weight this evening.

Exercise – I had every intention of running today but it’s not the best idea to attempt to run after three pints so I got the train! Luckily, I’d already done my 10,000 steps for the day.

Feeling – Good. The drinks and takeaway were just what I needed today – it’s strange that sometimes eating crap makes you feel guilty but when you really, really want and deserve it, it actually cheers you up.

This week hasn’t been the best, mainly because I’ve bought lunch every day and it;s so tempting to get unhealthy food when I do that. I also felt like I deserved a treat to finish this week off as it’s been a pretty tough week for me mentally. I’ve only managed 3 runs this week instead of the 4 that I wanted but they were all slightly longer than last week’s runs and my pace was better so that’s one really good thing.

My goals for next week? I’m going to chill out for the bank holiday weekend, eat what I want and then, on Tuesday, I’m going to join the gym – I haven’t been to the gym for about three months!

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