Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Magic Monday

So here we are, back into the old routine. Sort of :o) For those of you that pay attention to my shifts you'll maybe be wondering why I'm on nights again, but several times a year we have to swap our late shifts for earlies or nights, and luckily for me, it's my turn to do nights instead. Love 'em! Well, I love them a lot more than any other shift!

So this means that this blog, despite being published on Tuesday, will be about Monday! Have I lost you yet?

Anyway, Monday actually started far too early, as I had a friend popping round to borrow a petticoat, and I wasn't sure what time she'd arrive so I woke up when Hague was leaving for work. Luckily she'd sent a text telling me she'd be around at midday and so back to sleep I went. With a brief midday interlude to pass on the petticoat, most of my day was spent in bed, trying to build up some sleep for work, and I got myself up when Hague was home, as we had shopping to get done.

With a full fridge, the world was my oyster when it came to dinner, but I had the rather pedestrian choice of a fritatta with chips and beans.


Lots of veggies in the frittatta, honest guvner! Got to get some superfree in there somewhere, and as I made loads, expect to see it appearing as a work meal for most of the week too. As payday was Friday, we had some extra funds for shopping and so once again I am enjoying the Activia creamy yogurts, 2½ syns of deliciousnes, and first up was a coconut one atop some mango chunks. Tropical noms to die for!


Unfortunately it was then time for work, and so off I went, suitably weighed down with tons of food to keep me going until 6am. It wasn't a bad night really - and I put away a whole pile of noms that looked rather like this....




I do like Ryvita on a night shift, as they're filling but don't make you feel all sluggish like a bigger meal might do - although it's the one time I do feel like I'm eating diet food, perhaps that's why I needed the crisps too! As work wasn't too hard going, I decided that rather than do my Couch to 5K run when I woke up I'd do it when I got in from work, I figured it'd be cooler and quieter and so much better for me. So as soon as I got in I turned the water on, got myself kitted up and out I went. It was a much nicer run than normal, as I could use the promenade and sea front which are lovely wide pavements, and I even found myself speeding up when I was near the end of my final run. It's such a great feeling and with that run I have completed my third week of my Silver Body Magic award too :)


I really will be immensely proud to receive this award. Once I completed my Bronze I had a look at the criteria for Silver, especially the fact that workouts had to be at least 15 minutes long, and I really didn't think I'd be able to fit it in, not around my 12 hour shifts. But here we are, 3 weeks in and I'm doing it. I'm making time to get my exercise in as finally it's not feeling like a chore. If you're reading this and shaking your head, thinking that you hate exercise and that you'll never get a Body Magic award.....just 7 weeks ago, that was me. I firmly believed that I hated exercise, that I couldn't be arsed, and that I didn't have time. Now, I'm making time as I have found something I enjoy. Have a look at what you enjoy, you might surprise yourself :)

Anyway, after my 3.3km run/jog/walk there was only one thing left to do before crawling into bed....


A nice soak with a Camomile and Maple Twinings cuppa, my second Benefit bar and a rather gorgeous smelling new bubble bath. Lovely.

Food Diary

Free Food
potatoes
baked beans
eggs
courgette
mushrooms
sweet potato
onions
cherry tomatoes
mango
banana
grapes
apple
Asda beetroot salad

Healthy Extras
A - 4 Laughing Cow blue cheese triangles
B - 4 Ryvita
B - 2 Benefit Bars

Syns
2 Activia intensely creamy yogurts            5
Aldi Cheesey Curls                                  3

Total syns                                                8

Not a bad day at all, and I'm sure Tuesday will be even better.....but you'll have to wait for that ;)


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