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Training yesterday actually WENT AHEAD! I got up after four hours sleep feeling excited but also a little wary that I might have to change my plans at the last minute. There’s been a lot of that going around lately.

But nope, after checking my phone just before leaving everything was still go.

Since last week was a gentle one as far as exercise goes, my trainer pushed me really hard. And it was great! I mean, I thought I was going to collapse but I did more than I ever thought I was capable of. Well, it’s more than I was capable of. I probably ran more yesterday than I have in the rest of my life combined, but then again that’s not really saying much.

Afterwards I had some carrot and coriander soup with added carrots and mushrooms, because you can never have too much veg, and we watched a bad film on Netflix called Midnight Special. It was probably best that we were watching something a bit crappy, because we talked most of the way through it anyway.

At 6:30pm I remembered I had work later so I got myself back home, made myself the fastest dinner ever and wolfed it down so I could get to bed for a couple of hours. But do you think I could sleep? Nope, I just could not get off.

So I went to work at 10pm on four hours sleep, after being awake since 11:30am. When the shift started I was informed that I would be working on the most labour-intensive area we have on my department, which was not welcome news at all.

As it turns out though, it was probably a life-saver because it actually kept my energy levels up. And since I was mostly busy I didn’t have a chance to nearly fall asleep at any point.

By the time the end of shift came around I ached everywhere. In fact I still do!

This morning I crashed out completely, but then woke up after… four hours. Sigh. But I still have some get up and go left in me so I’ve cleaned Pea’s cage, hoovered, done the washing and will get a few more bits and bobs done before I head back to bed. This time though I will give myself plenty of time to lay awake just in case I struggle, because it’s looking like I will. I don’t think it’s wise to have a repeat of yesterday, since I only made it through on caffeine and willpower as it was.

I had a sneak peek on the scales today and they really peed me off – they say I’ve put another couple of pounds on whereas yesterday they were showing that I’d eliminated both this week’s gain AND last week’s. Then I remembered I’m hormonal, my muscles are still repairing from training, I drank a LOT of water yesterday and before bed this morning, I had a hefty lunch at work, and interrupted sleep patterns play havoc with my weight at the best of times. Those things aren’t a good combo, so I’m sure in a couple of days the scales will be kind to me. I simply must think rationally and not let it get to me.

Tomorrow is another day where I’m going training no matter what, even if it’s raining and even if it’s on my own. This is because it’s supposed to bloody snow again this weekend, and I’m getting in those three sessions even if I end up frozen or soaked to my skin. Consistency is EVERYTHING so I can’t afford to be having big gaps between sessions as I have had in the last few weeks.

Now I’m going to do some gentle exercises to stop my muscles from seizing up completely, then have a steaming hot shower. How lovely does that sound?

Thanks for reading,

Hayley x

About Hayleyhttp://hayleyslims.wordpress.comCrazy bird lady, vegan, weight loss and fitness enthusiast, lover of photography

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