Rest Days Kinda Suck

I know that rest days are needed; especially after the workout week I’ve had but sometimes they suck. Originally I was going to get in a long run but decided I wanted to take today off. Now that it’s 8:34 pm I’m wishing I hadn’t opted for a rest day 😩.. oh well. I’ve crushed this week, so it’s good that I am going to take today to recharge. 

I am in a weight loss competition and it’s ending in the next 2 weeks. So I am going to have to kick it into high gear; this way I can finish up somewhere near the top. 

I am going to continue to follow my nutritional rebalancing plan and work on keeping track of my macros.  I also asked my husband to write me up 3 total body lifting routines that I can do next week. Maybe if he gives me a weight training plan; I’ll stick to it. I have the best results when I am lifting weights but it’s not something I enjoy, so I need a plan. 

Here’s how my week went

Sunday 

  • 4.0 mile run

Monday

  • 3.0 mile run
  • 60 mins body combat

Tuesday

  • 50 mins cycle bar
  • 4.5 mile run

Wednesday 

  • 5.0 mile run
  • 30 mins RPM
  • 20 mins shoulders & heavy bag work

Thursday 

  • 2.3 mile run
  • 50 mins boxing 

Friday 

  • Rest 😢

Hopefully you guys are crushing this week and ending on a high note. Don’t let the weekend ruin all the hard work that you put in during the week. 

Till next time! 

#AFitCookie
 

Well well well 

So yesterday was kind of a nutritional cleanse day….meaning I cleansed in the morning, forgot I RSVP’d for a luncheon and then finished up my cleanse after the luncheon. 

If you’ve never heard of cellular cleansing; I’m sure you’ve heard of intermittent fasting. Same thing just a different phrase. It helps rid your body of toxins, reset your caloric burn, as well targets visceral fat (the fat you can’t easily see – it surrounds your organs). 

Anyway so on my half cleanse day – I ran 3 miles in the morning and then went to body combat in the evening. If you’ve never tried a Les Mills body combat class – I highly recommend it. I’ve been trying to break a 700 calorie burn in that class for a few months now. I finally did it last night! 728 calories in 58 minutes! Woo hoo!!


Ahhhmazeballs right?? 

Then this morning I had friend convince me to try Cycle bar. A new one just opened not far from me and I figured I would check it out while it was still free. 

The instructor was awesome and she had a great playlist but the class isn’t really for me. You’re doing push-ups and using a weighted bar, in addition to being on the cadence she calls out. 

Now with all of that said I did set another record! 750 calories gone in 50 mins! Say what?? 

 

Now that’s some awesome sauce right there. I will hopefully get in a second workout today and really set this day on fire! 

So all in all Monday was a great day and Tuesday is off to a great start! 

Get out and move something; you’ll thank me later. 

Till the next workout !

#AFitCookie