Now, I wasn’t going to put up a health diary this week, despite taking lots of pictures as, let’s be honest, it definitely wasn’t one of the healthiest weeks! But I decided that even if I have the odd busy week like this one, it’s still good to reflect on it and try and find ways to make healthier choices. (As I’m not about to get any less busy anytime soon!)
So yes, it turned into one of those weeks, where I pretty much ate out for most of my meals. It’s been busy! Work has been busy, I’ve been trying to catch up with friends and family before they head off for Easter and I’ve just been feeling a wee bit lazy with making food.
But there have definitely been a few upsides, I started doing 30 days of yoga this week! You can find more about it here, but it is essentially a yoga sequence every day for 30 days. I do really like yoga, but I don’t feel comfortable just doing it myself at home – I usually rely on classes. I’m hoping this will up my confidence with my practice, plus it is a good way to get some fitness in throughout the week. I’ve been doing it as soon as I wake up before I start work and it has been a lovely way to start the day!
As a reminder, my goals for this week from my last post are:
- Cut down on eating out – Definite fail!
- Up my fruit and vege intake – Getting there..
- Drink more water – Yep!
- Only one can of diet coke a day (and eventually cutting down!) - yes, not even every day anymore!
- Cut out refined sugar as much as possible - Getting there..
- 10,000 steps every day – 6 out of 7 ain’t bad.
- Some form of proper exercise twice a week – Yogalicious!
Breakfast: Porridge with light soy milk and blueberries. As you will see, this will probably be the same all week, I wanted to go back to a breakfast which really fills me up and add some fruit in so this is a great option!
Lunch: We headed out for lunch as it was a very busy Monday and it was nice to get out of the house. I went and had some delicious avocado, choriza and feta on toast, which is my ideal meal!
Dinner: It was just me at home for dinner on Monday, so I was lazy and got my normal 6 inch turkey subway.
Snacks: Warburton thin with cream cheese.
Exercise: 30 minutes yoga, 10,927 steps
Breakfast: I was in an office on Tuesday and needed a quick breakfast between meetings. I eventually went for a yoghurt and granola, over a chocolate croissant! I know it was full of sugar but I panicked.
Lunch: I went for sushi, which I have to say was not a good option. I just don’t like sushi in the UK, it’s just a bit mushy and flavourless, and to be honest, I could only eat half of this pack. I decided to have a light lunch to prepare for…
Dinner: Franco Manca! My friend had some vouchers for a free meal so we pretty much went and ate my weight in pizza and wine. (It was worth it, such good pizza..)
Snacks: Shapers prawn cocktail crisps
Exercise: 30 minutes yoga, 14,925 steps – always more steps when I head into the city!
Breakfast: Porridge with blueberries
Lunch: I cooked up some sweet potato soup which was delish. I love having soup for lunch, a good option to get lots of veges in.
Dinner: This was the only night I cooked! I ended up making some pita pockets with little beef meatballs and vege. (Nothing can beat a good meatball right?)
Snacks: glass of wine, finncrisp with light cream cheese.
Exercise: 20 minutes yoga, 6,465 steps – legs were sore by this point!
Breakfast: Porridge with blueberries
Lunch: Ravioli with arrabbiata sauce, again a good staple as we can buy it from the co-op downstairs and it’s only around 400 calories so I don’t feel guilty about it, (plus spicy, tomato goodness!).
Dinner: I had a work event that evening, which involved wine and lots of nibbles (and I may have had a sneaky chicken selects order from McDs….).
Exercise: 20 minutes yoga, 13,229 steps
Breakfast: Mixed it up a bit with some finncrisp rye crackers with low fat cream cheese.
Lunch: Friday was manic! Seemed to be on the phone all day, so ended up grabbing a chicken, cranberry and brie panini from Muffin Break.
Dinner: I was craving something spicy, so we tried a Firefly – a Thai bar in Balham which was so good! I had Thai curry, and two cocktails (it was Friday…!).
Exercise: 15 minutes yoga, 10,416 steps
Overall, I’m really happy with the amount of exercise I got in this week, including the weekend I did 6 out of 7 days with over 10,000 steps and yoga every single day. I do want to try and get out for a couple of runs as well, but it’s going in the right direction.
Goals for next time:
My goals for the next health diary:
- Meal plan at least 3 meals at home.
- Try and make some healthier choices when out and about!
- Increase the fruits and veges even more.
- Try and swap the wines/cocktails for gin with slim tonic (it’s usually my go to but hasn’t been this week!).
What are your tips for those weeks where you seem to be constantly on the go?