For the past 10 weeks I’ve been working on a Fitness challenge and I have been dreading the off week.
You know the one – the week where you’re busy and you grab chips & gravy for lunch.
The week where someone brings your favourite cake into work & you can’t resist.
Last week was my off week – and it was rotten.
Not one to get bogged down by celebrity death, the news of Robin Williams’ suicide hit me, and made me sad.
It hasn’t underpinned my actions for the whole week, but I think it set the week up to be a hard, emotional one.
I didn’t do any exercise at all, besides walk the dog.
I didn’t have any breakfast smoothies – I had toast every morning instead.
I didn’t snack on fruit or veg, but chocolate, cake and crisps.
Come the end of the week I was tired, bloated and grumpy.
In trying to put a positive spin on this, I have to admit that its proven to me how much better I feel when I’m being active and eating well.
In particular when I’m not having dairy or bread.
It’s also proven to me how quickly you can change the way you feel with what you eat and what you do.
Do you know what else I learned, though?
It’s alright to have an off week.
I haven’t put any weight back on, and although I felt a little more bloated, I hit the water and green tea for a couple of days and quickly shifted the groggy feeling.
I had an off week & it wasn’t the end of the world.
That’s all I have to say about that.
Come back next week for the penultimate installment of Fitness Challenge.