Yep, I've got a whole rake of them. The dog ate my homework and aliens abducted my dog, so I had to travel to Sirius to fight the fish-headed f*ckers and get my homework back. The dog wanted to stay there, unfortunately.
But really, it's been a bit of a whirlwind since last time. Work is really busy, and I've been in at weekends and staying late to fulfil my duties. Then there was the London trip on Tuesday and Wednesday this week to see a boyband (wife's birthday).
Diet-wise, I haven't completely fallen apart, but have had a few weak moments, but try and limit them to weekends. OK, more than a few, especially in London for those 2 days. I ate and drank what I wanted, pretty much. Such are the pitfalls of an unplanned and unstable life on the road. Thank God I'm not touring with a rock band. I like routine...well, in dietary terms anyway.
Exercise...I tried that Tabata stuff again, although slightly modified from the last time. I did 4 rounds of 4 exercises: sit-ups, squats, lunges and shadow boxing, 20 secs of each exercise, 10 secs rest, 30 to 45 secs between rounds. I found it easier than the previous time, probably because I wasn't doing push-ups. I HATE push-ups, and my scrawny upper body is testament to that. I really must try and build up some muscle on the upper body. Not Arnie Schwarzenegger stuff, of course, just something approaching average would be nice.
I know I need to refocus now. There is still a week of hard work to go at work, but then I should be able to get fully back on the wagon and continue on the journey to slimness.