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Week 16 - the week where I took a break

Week 15: Monday 26th April - Sunday 2nd May 2021

I have a week off from personal training sessions this week. Covid restrictions have finally lifted so I'm heading to Dorset to visit family for the week.

My PT isn't allowing me to rest though.

You would think he'd let me have a break - just for one week. But no. He's completely relentless and has set me three gruelling homework sessions to fit in during my time away. One of the sessions contains 'press-ups - full to failure,' which makes me laugh. That will be about one press-up then - if I'm lucky!

I don't want to think about these sessions straight away. I'll deal with them later. I put them to the back of my mind with the intention of squeezing them in nearer the end of the week.

A week in Dorset

My break week is lovely.

I manage to get plenty of gentle exercise in the form of walking.

I visit the Dorset coast, do a nine mile coastal walk from Studland Bay to Swanage, and back, which is stunning. I also manage to do some walking through a local woodland area, which is covered in bluebells and wild garlic - I think it could actually be the most beautiful area of woodland I've ever seen.

You'll make up for it Wednesday!

It turns out that one thing I don't quite manage to do during my week away is the homework that my PT set for me.

He sends me a message at the end of the week, to check in on how I've been getting on, and I have to admit that actually, I didn't get around to doing any of the homework sessions this week.

"You’ll make up for it Wednesday!" he says.

I'm not quite sure what he means by this but it doesn't sound good. It sounds like he might be planning to make me work three times as hard, to make up for the three homework sessions I didn't do!

To be fair, I did do lots of much more gentle exercise, in the form of walking, during my time away. I did also do a small amount of yoga most evenings - because I'm slightly obsessed with yoga at the moment and can barely go a day without doing some yoga.

So I don't feel too guilty about being bad - sometimes it's good to take a break!

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This week I have been eating...

Breakfast: Muesli with oat milk. Two or three cups of black coffee throughout the morning.

Snack: None today.

Lunch: Mindful Chef's Baked maple nectarines, walnuts and buckwheat (one third of a two portion recipe).

Snack: One cup of tea with a dash of milk. A banana.

Dinner: Garlic chicken kiev with mashed potato and baked beans.

Snack: A small bowl of muesli with oat milk.

Breakfast: Muesli with oat milk. Two or three cups of black coffee throughout the morning.

Snack: None today.

Lunch: Mindful Chef's Baked maple nectarines, walnuts and buckwheat (one third of a two portion recipe).

Snack: A banana.

Dinner: Mindful Chef's crispy cod, sauce vierge and spinach

Snack: A small bowl of muesli with oat milk.

Breakfast: Muesli with oat milk. Two or three cups of black coffee throughout the morning.

Snack: A banana.

Lunch: Mindful Chef's Baked maple nectarines, walnuts and buckwheat (one third of a two portion recipe).

Snack: A cup of tea with a dash of milk.

Dinner: Mindful Chef's crispy cod, sauce vierge and spinach

Snack: A small bowl of muesli with oat milk.

Breakfast: Muesli with oat milk. Two or three cups of black coffee throughout the morning.

Snack: A banana.

Lunch: Mindful Chef's Middle Eastern spiced chickpea and butternut squash (one third of a two portion recipe).

Snack: A cup of tea with a dash of milk.

Dinner: Mindful Chef's pork with honey roasted carrots and cabbage.

Snack: A small bowl of muesli with oat milk.

Breakfast: Muesli with oat milk. Two or three cups of black coffee throughout the morning.

Snack: A banana.

Lunch: Mindful Chef's Middle Eastern spiced chickpea and butternut squash (one third of a two portion recipe).

Snack: A cup of tea with a dash of milk.

Dinner: Mindful Chef's pork with honey roasted carrots and cabbage. A glass of red wine.

Snack: A small bowl of muesli with oat milk.

Breakfast: Muesli with oat milk. One black coffee.

Snack: A small bacon roll and a cup of black coffee.

Lunch: A cheese and pickle sandwich (with brown bread).

Snack: None today.

Dinner: Mindful Chef's baked battered cod with chips, beans and broccoli. A glass of red wine.

Snack: A small bowl of muesli with oat milk.

Breakfast: Muesli with oat milk. Two black coffees.

Snack: None today.

Lunch: Mindful Chef's rich beef ragu, courgetti and carrot spaghetti (one third of a two portion recipe).

Snack: None today.

Dinner: Mindful Chef's coq au vin-style chicken casserole.

Snack: A small bowl of muesli with oat milk.

Up next - my weight loss journey week 17

My Weight Loss Journey - the week where I went to the gym
I arrive at the gym, feeling fearful when I think back to his, “You’ll make up for it on Wednesday!” comment from last week. What is he going to put me through today?

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