Hello there, hope you’re having a lovely weekend and not suffering too much in the heat!
It feels so good to get back to my regular end of week posts, I’ve been filling the 21DSD recaps (week one, two, three) with my food and workouts but I much prefer this format – especially as the 21 days have elapsed.
They may have elapsed but I’m still sticking to my modified version of the plan, it works so well for me and I’m seeing so many benefits – from whiter teeth, smoother hair, stronger nails, clear skin, energy, stress levels etc.
It hasn’t helped with my inability to wear heels without looking stupid though..
This week has been a busy one for me, after working the weekend I was hoping for a little respite but alas it was not to be.
I’ve been trucking through and swapped working out-time for social time instead, which was very needed. I think we often underestimate the need for it in our lives (I certainly do!).
On Monday, I went out for dinner at the brilliant Aqua with my friend Lisa, who has just moved to Bristol. Very needed girl time :)
Tuesday was a loud one as James’ band was playing a gig at The Fleece, they were absolutely brilliant and it was great to see a stage with space for the seven players!
On Wednesday, I was working relatively close to my Dad’s home, so headed there to file my copy and babysit my favourite lad.
That’s his ‘stop working and playyyy’ look. Having his company actually made me quite productive though.
Even when he started snoring very loudly by my feet!
My Dad was brilliant and kept excitedly bringing me cups of coffee from his new Nespresso machine (“pick a colour Claire!”) and even lunch from M&S.
Of course, when work was done I was able to go for a walk with Dad and Harry-Dog, which I think went down well ;)
We checked out the tallest yew hedge in England on our travels, it’s a staggering 40ft high.
I was working in Oxford on Thursday and Friday and stupidly thought taking the train was a fun option.
Every journey was delayed and I’m still suffering from having to wear my backpack while stood up in a crammed train (two hours late!) for two hours.
To top it off, I got whacked in the face by a cycle helmet as I left the train. It just about summed the two days up!
Spicy chicken with asparagus, avocado, salad, olives, cucumber, tomatoes
Turkey burgers with avo, salad and sweet potato
Grilled haddock with avocado, salad and sweet potato
I had banana pancakes for breakfast every day – we made them the previous evening, let them cool on kitchen roll, spread almond butter on and boxed up for the morning. So filling and delicious!
Sun: Run 3.2 miles
Mon: Run 3.5 miles, 40 minutes blogilates abs
Wed: Walking, carrying Harry-Dog
Lots and lots of walking this week, which is a-okay by me! It would have been nice to fit in another run but I know there was absolutely no time to – I left for work at 6.30am and got back at 8.30-9pm every day apart from Monday.
Speaking of non-exercise feats, I feel Meeko has been a little neglected on the blog recently.
He’s such a hot hammy, the other day I let him lie on a fridge-cold bag of salad and bag which seemed to cool him down.
The heat has made him extra clingy, he loves his cuddles – especially when I wash my hands in freezing water before hand.
That little foot!
* Do you like taking the train?
* Do you feel you get enough social time?