Get Fit,Programme: Days 8-14

You will by now have established a routine and perhaps made some changes.

So are you ready for week two?

7.30am Glass of hot water and squeeze of lime juice.

7.45am Early morning shower.

8.15am Breakfast. Have a change in your second week – why not try a poached egg on wholemeal toast.

9.15am By now you should have extended your target for walking and so be able to walk a little further.

10.15am After the walk your feet may feel a little tender so why not treat them to some pampering that will help make them feel nice and smooth. See the recipe for Foot Mask, below.

11.00am Make this your creative time and carry on with the picture you were painting or the tapestry you began and to make it more relaxing play some music in the background.

Foot Mask

2 bananas

2 teaspoons olive oil

2 tablespoons fine sea salt

Juice of half a lemon

Mash the bananas in a bowl, then add the rest of the ingredients. Mix them thoroughly. Place the feet on a towel and massage the mixture into them. Leave it on for about 10 minutes and then wash off using warm water. Afterwards apply lots of moisturiser.

1.00pm Time for lunch. Often the worst time of the day as you try to think up tasty meals. This is why it’s a good idea to work out a week in advance what you intend eating and stick to those meals. Write them up as a daily menu and pin it in the kitchen. Today why not have a baked jacket potato filled with a small can of mixed chilli beans and served with a green salad.

3.00pm Do a total workout routine.

4.00pm Spend time exfoliating the skin

6.00pm Time to prepare dinner. How about Chicken Risotto and finish with a banana for dessert.

7.00pm Go into a quiet room and spend some time hibernating to help clear your mind of all tensions and frustrations. Just being alone for 20 minutes can help to revitalize and rejuvenate the body.

8.00pm Treat yourself to a relaxing bath and give those muscles a long, lingering soak by adding a few drops of sweet marjoram, ginger or black pepper oil to the bathwater.

Don’t forget – as you complete each activity tick it off on your chart and before you go to sleep remember to record in your diary how you felt, both the good and bad points. Plan what you intend doing the next day.

Remainder of the week – Just continue keeping to more or less the same routine you have already established but add in different foods and try out different exercises. Pamper yourself with a salt bath.

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