I’ll be back

Last week I got knocked down by a nasty cold while at Chevron 8.1 (a post on that coming soon!) and that meant my training had to be pushed back until I felt better. June is rapidly approaching – is it really mid-April already?! – so I can’t procrastinate any longer. Thankfully I’m feeling better now, just a lingering cough to contend with, so tomorrow I am back to regular and proper exercise and meal planning.

Eek! 🙂

The plan for the next 9 weeks is this:

  • Strength training 2x a week
  • Cardio 1x a week
  • Running (Couch25K) 3x a week

I’m kind of diving into the deep end a bit, but it will be slow to start and I’ll build up as I go. Unfortunately as we have packed all our DVDs away in boxes, I’m resorting to either Xbox Fitness or YouTube for my workouts! But I’m going to persevere. I want to beat my last time, so I have to get my head in the game!

In my food shop today I bought a lot of fresh fruit and veg. We never eat enough fruit so I’m making it my mission to get more fruit!

I made a few new dishes this weekend, too. I was going to make fresh pico de gallo, but changed it to guacamole at the last minute. Guacamole is something I’ve never been able to do properly when following a recipe for it, but funnily enough I managed to make a pretty good version of it this weekend without even trying! So we’ve been snacking on fresh guac and tortillas.


I made tostadas tonight, I even did the tortillas myself (not from scratch, mind… just cooking them). I’m really concentrating on not having gluten, and less dairy, right now. I’ve let my food slip in the past few months and felt crap for it.

And on a last note: Today is my 9 year anniversary! I moved to the UK 9 years ago today… it certainly doesn’t feel that long, but at the same time it feels like I’ve been here forever. That’s what happens when you find your home I guess! 🙂

Have a happy Monday tomorrow <3