Diet And Fitness Mondays: An Emotional Week

Diet And Fitness Mondays: An Emotional Week. Hello friends, so how are you today? It has been sad around here but I keep trying to motivate myself to go out and run. So hard though.

Diet And Fitness Mondays: An Emotional Week

“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a lion or gazelle- when the sun comes up, you’d better be running. – Unknown

Diet And Fitness Mondays: An Emotional Week:

It has been a hard and emotional week this week for exercise and diet starting: firstly, Monday I had the sad day of saying goodbye to my Grandma at her funeral. Tuesday a lovely day of meeting up with 2 of my cousins after 25 years. Wednesday Making and eating lots of cakes for my daughters birthday. Thursday eating cakes on my daughters birthday.

Friday saving a Labrador retriever who ran in front of two cars from getting run over. to find out later to find his owner was not looking for him. Then I did not want to let him go because it was busy and he would have got run over. As I look for help he tried to attack another dog by barking very fierce pulling me to the floor and getting my foot scratched in the process. Making me cry in shock!! 

Then trying to read his owners mobile number out. They was not home so me and a stranger had to phone the council out. To come and find his owner. They got the streets mixed up  and took 50 minutes to come and get him. Leaving me griping on to this uncontrollable strange dog for that long. Making me go home and eat more cakes with the stress!! Lol.

Blame the dog!! So then walking up Saturday totally worn out, arms in pain and run down with a cold leaving me unable to do exercise.

Me and my cousins

Diet And Fitness Mondays: An Emotional Week:

So here is what I did got up to this week:


  • Day off.


  • 1 hour spinning.
  • 6.5 miles run.


  • 2 miles run.


  • 3 miles run


  • 30 Min’s swim.


  • 1.5 miles run. Poorly


  • Poorly
Family run

Also, it was lovely to watch all my kids RUN in the fun run. My oldest son only took the little ones around the race.

Family run

When I seen my little girl finish her first ever race I could not take a photo as my eyes were full of tears. Tears of pride and joy. She ran amazing. So little and so fast!! After the race with there medals.

Family run

Diet And Fitness Mondays: An Emotional Week. I am linking up with New Mum Online for Mumentum. To share my training with other mums to inspire each other.

A Few Posts That Might Be Of Interest:

Firstly, Indian Spiced Radishes And Pumpkin. The radish is a popular vegetable in India, particularly in the North where it grows abundantly, appearing in many different dishes such as sambar (a vegetable stew) and radish paranthas (an Indian flatbread). Don’t waste any of the pumpkin brains scooped out of your jack-o’-lanterns! Make this terrifyingly tasty vegan Halloween supper. Indian Spiced Radishes And Pumpkin. So tasty.

Secondly, Easy Easter Fruit And Maple Syrup Bunny Porridge. So how sweet is this Easy Easter Fruit And Maple Syrup Bunny Porridge recipe? Great for Easter breakfast, for kids of any age! Easy Easter Fruit And Maple Syrup Bunny Porridge. So much fun.

Thirdly, Forza Shake It Slim Milkshakes: Lifestyle Changes. Over the last few weeks, I have made lots of healthy changes thanks to Forza who asked me to try out their Shake it Slim Milkshakes. Forza Shake It Slim Milkshakes: Lifestyle Changes. So tasty.

Shake It Slim With Forza: Two Week’s In And How It Is Going:

Fourthly, Shake It Slim With Forza: Two Week’s In And How It Is Going. I am now two weeks into my new health and fitness routine thanks to Forza who came to the rescue and sent me out a months supply of Shake It Slim milkshakes to try out. Shake It Slim With Forza: Two Week’s In And How It Is Going.

Fifth, How I Plan To Shake It Slim With Forza Over The Next Four Weeks. On Monday I started a new diet. I am really excited and motivated about my new weight loss journey because:need to lose weight and want to lose weight. How I Plan To Shake It Slim With Forza.

Sixth, 2 Weeks Slim Fast Challenge Results. After realising I had put on a Stone in weight since Christmas. I knew something needed to be done. I had not been doing much exercise, yet I was still eating the same amount of food. This challenge was just what I needed. Giving me a push in the right direction, hopefully getting healthy again. 2 Weeks Slim Fast Challenge Results. So challenging.

Diet Chef Review Summary:

Seventh, Diet Chef Review Summary. I can see how the diet would be more suited to people who are not on a budget, work full time so have little time to plan meals in advance and people who are always on the go especially around meal times. Diet Chef Review Summary.

Eighth, Diet Chef Review: Part 2 Giving Up Treats. Giving up just like that to one small treat a day made me poorly. For a day and a half , had a terrible migraine that would not go even through the night. I know it was a lack of sugar as I have tried many times before to cut down and get bad headaches. Diet Chef Review: Part 2 Giving Up Treats.

Ninth, Diet Chef Review Part 3. This week has been hard work trying to stick to a diet, as I have been away. So the diet chef meals have had to be put on the back burner. Diet Chef Review Part 3.

So what do you think?

Thank you so much for stopping by here today. I also hope you like this post.

Diet And Fitness Mondays: An Emotional Week
Claire Justine
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  1. Fitness Freak
    1 July 2011 / 15:28

    Quite an hectic week, Good to know that you had lots of fun on Preparing Birthday cake & celebrating your daughter's Birthday.

  2. Emma
    28 June 2011 / 06:01

    Sorry about your Gran… sounds like you have had a right week of it! Emma

  3. Ofelia
    28 June 2011 / 04:09

    I'm glad that you are feeling better and you do have a busy schedule ahead of you!

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  5. Michelle
    27 June 2011 / 21:52

    Sounds like a rough week. Hope things get better. Prayers for you.

  6. Liska
    27 June 2011 / 21:32

    You're so good with the running. Well done.Sorry about the funeral but a lovely chance to meet up with family.The medals are super.Liska x

  7. 27 June 2011 / 20:18

    Thanks for the comments,yes i'm feeling much better today thanks and starting back exercising tomorrow 🙂

  8. Dianne x
    27 June 2011 / 18:53

    I hope you are getting over your traumatic week. You still managed to pack a lot of exercise in this week. Hope you had a good catch up with your cousins.Well done to your little girl for her big achievment.Dianne 😉 X

  9. Pearl Westwood
    27 June 2011 / 15:44

    Oh no sounds like you had a right week, there is nothing that gets me more than irresponsible pet owners. I found a dog in the park once, phoned the number on the tags and the owner said oh he runs off all the time, just let him go, he will find his way home eventually!! I told her if she didn't come to collect him right away I was phoning the RSPCA!