Not only is it Fat Friday again today, but it’s also Good Friday! As the UK shuts down and goes into long weekend mode, I’m looking forward to a weekend in work and lots of reading. Easter has creeped up on me this year and I haven’t taken advantage of the mini eggs and hot cross buns like I should have, but, I’m doing a readathon to make up for it because even though it makes no logical sense, I thought it was a good idea. I’m tired and jabbering, this is probably going to be short.
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Last weekend was pretty awesome. We spent Saturday recovering from our shopping trip to Cheshire Oaks by doing an awful lot of not very much. Both of us wanted to make the most of a long weekend by relaxing, reading, and doing not too much. The same can’t be said for Sunday. My Mum and Dad were going to Delamere Forest, so we tagged on for the journey and went for a walk. It was probably the first really quite nice day and it showed, lots of people and pups turned out, including 200 Schnauzer owners and their pooches for a dog walking convention. It was a pretty great walk, and the dogs were awesome too.
Emma wasn’t off on Monday so I had the house to myself. Determined the make some progress around the placed, I started to tidy and sort, breaking and damaging stuff and getting in a foul mood all round. Thankfully, my parents came to the rescue and helped clean and mend, and the house looks pretty great. My room is exponentially better than it was, and the gallery wall that I’ve been thinking about doing for ages is taking shape. Having a clean and tidy room is so nice.
The rest of the week had been spent at work. It’s quite busy in the office at the moment, and as Easter is now upon us, Easter generosity had taken over. Everyone at my work is pretty great at celebrating holidays, so this week has been full of chocolate and hot cross buns and chocolate. It’s really hard to say no to things when they’re free and wilfully given to everyone. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve accepted some, but tried to avoid going overboard.
That was the idea anyway! Outside of work, I think Emma and I have eaten OK. There has been lots of vegetables and homemade food, and even our first attempt at a fish pie (it looks good and tasted great if I do say so myself!) It’s just a shame that I haven’t really exercised. In our defence, we are both battling foot pain at the moment!
Yes, we’ve got outside and we’ve walked, but this week has been about getting things done, and going back into work with a renewed spring in our steps. I think we both wish we had done more this week, but sore feet and broken power cables have prevented us from making it to anymore classes. Getting outside last weekend has reminded me (again) how much I enjoy walking. Now, I don’t want to get all preachy, or yoga minded, but relaxing last week really made me realise how important stopping every once in a while is, so this weekend, I am also taking part in an Easter Readathon. I signed up yesterday, and I’m posting regular updates here.
WEIGHT: This week: 0lb Total: -21.5lb
EXERCISE: 1 Sessions: 1x Walk
RECIPE/FOOD/SNACK of the week: Fish pie
HINTS/TIPS of the week: Free Hot Cross buns are the only thing better than Hot Cross Buns
Given everything that has happened this week, all the free things at work, and the lack of exercise, I think maintaining my weight hasn’t been too bad really. If I can do the same over the next week, given the chocolate and the food, I’ll be a happy bunny (geddit?!)