You know the saying ‘if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all’? Well, hence the day delay in this post.
I wrote a long, depressing post on Thursday when I was feeling tired, chubby, despondent and ready to fold. My finger hovered over the ‘publish’ button but I held back and had a think about what would really make me happier – pushing that button and unleashing my misery on you did not feature on that list.
So instead, I phoned work, told them I was taking Friday off (I was supposed to have a few days off the week before last due to pulling a 12-day week but it never happened). I simply said “I can barely drive myself home tonight, I’m close to burnout, I need to rest”.
I battled through the two hour journey home thinking about what would boost my super low mood. Going to the gym for the first time in two months scored highly so I packed myself off with magazines and enjoyed a blissful time with my phones stashed in my bag, nothing to focus on but reading, relaxing and sweating.
Yesterday, my Mum came for a fun day of sales shopping. We did lots of walking, talking and tea drinking. I now feel so restored and rebalanced. Back to me, back to calm, seeing the light at the end of the tunnel and putting things into perspective – something I had completely lost sight of in a haze of deadlines, alarms and aches.
And now I have two more days of the weekend to enjoy! I hope you have a truly wonderful one too.
Lunches have been pretty awesome, I’ve been making lots of chopped veggies, cucumber and peppers to make big colourful salads. They keep me interested and satisfied.
Dinners have been fun too – lots of new discoveries and new favourites.
Turkey bolognese with courgette noodles
Leftover turkey bolognese with cauliflower mash to make a shepherds pie
Turkey burgers with sweet potato fries, red onion, avocado and salad
So good I had it twice :)
The biggest coffee on Thursday. It was also the worst coffee. In a drive thru Costa off the M4 in Swindon. What joy.
I made my first ever omelette on Thursday night! It had asparagus tucked inside and tasted delicious
Happiness on Thursday night when I realised I was under my fruit allowance and could enjoy my favourite snack
Not a bad week of workouts this week! I managed to squeeze in something every day, with a total of three cardio sessions and two strength sessions – I’m pretty proud of that.
I was also so proud to complete blogilates 100 burpee challenge! I did it after the HIIT videos, so I actually did 120 burpees that day. A move I hate but pushed through and felt sooo good (and sweaty) at the end.
Mon: Run 4.15 miles
Tues: blogilates: lower ab insanity, drive by inner thighs, beginner inner thighs
Wed: blogilates: abs all night challenge, ABC abs, hips butt n thighs super shaper,
Thurs: 65 minutes cross trainer
Fri: blogilates: food baby HIIT, bikini blaster HIIT, heartbeat heaven HIIT, 100 burpee burnout
* How do you rebalance after a burn out?
* What do you like in an omelette?
I’m thinking of trying red onion, asparagus and maybe bacon next!