Wednesday Recap

Well today did not go as planned; actually Tuesday didn’t go as planned either. Tuesday my plan was to run 5 miles and then do the Lori Harder workout 1 for the month of November.  Instead what happened was I ran 2.5 miles and did the LH WO1.  I was busy with work, and crap.

Today – the plan was to run 4 miles and go to kickboxing.  Well I only had time for my run.  My son’s wrestling schedule got changed and my husband had a meeting, which kinda screwed everything up. I am glad I got to run though.

Tomorrow I need to run 5 miles, and hopefully I get to boxing too – we will see though.

Today I was also supposed to cleanse ….yeah that went like the rest of my day.  I can’t seem to get through one.  I haven’t completed a full cleanse day in some time.  Ugh…. its so frustrating.  I am so stressed most days; I am doing great and then the stress level goes way up and my cleanse goes out the window.  I don’t know how to get through, over, around the stress.  Most of it is caused by my kids and some from work – 2 things that aren’t going anywhere.  So….. I need to figure out how to deal.  Cleanse days are so important – not just for my weight loss and ridding my body of visceral fat but its important because it is a reset button for your body.  We are exposed to so many toxins every day; from the food we ingest, to the water we drink, even in the shower!! So yeah cleanse days are kinda a big deal…  So…. I need to get out of my way; which is pretty much my issue with everything that holds me back.  There is never a situation or a person that stops me – its always me.  I do know this about myself; so I am working on it.

Ok – so tomorrow I am going to cleanse again, and I am going to make it through the day.  My hubby will be here to help with the nightmare of getting the evening stuff done – so I know that I can be successful tomorrow.  I can’t wait to come back and write about the insane amount of energy that I have and the mental clarity that I have.  I can’t wait to share it with you all!

Happy Cleansing aka Intermittent Fasting!!

Danielle aka A Fit Cookie

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Forgetful Fran

Ok – yeah so I realized that I was supposed to come back last Monday and post my workouts…. I realized that as I was getting ready to write today’s blog… my bad.

Life is crazy, and I am trying to stay on top of a million things. Wrestling season for my younger 2 has started, which means crazy schedules.  There’s always juggling of homework, dinner, house work, work work, workouts, etc. you get the picture – this is a well oiled machine over here (well most times).

So my workouts for last week consisted of running, boxing, kickboxing, running, running, and more running….  I am working hard to hit my year end goal of 1100 miles.  I am happy to say that my 2017 in 2017 team has hit our team goal! Woohoo!  I knew we would get there; it took a little more than I anticipated.  We have already put together our team for 2018 and its going to rock!  I wouldn’t be surprised if we hit it 2xs!!

Ok so today is Monday and my goal for the week is to run at least 30 miles.  I am upping my mileage goals because of the fact that I am getting down to the wire for my overall goal.  I would also like to make it to kickboxing or boxing class at least 1x and I would like to complete one of the Lori Harder workouts.  I love her workouts but with my current schedule – I haven’t been able to get them in.   So I am going to lay out my plan for the week – then as the week progresses, I can pop back over and post my completed workouts.

11/12 Sunday – ran 4.03 miles

11/13 Monday – ran 5.02 miles

11/14 Tuesday – run 5 miles; complete Lori Harder Workout 1

11/15 Wednesday – run 4 miles; 60 mins kickboxing

11/16 Thursday – run 5 miles

11/17 Friday – run 4 miles

11/18 Saturday – run 5 miles; Lori Harder Workout 2

In the meantime – make sure you get out and move!!  Go for a walk, or a run; go skip with your kids; take your fur baby for a longer walk than usual.  Make the most of the fact that you can move!

Happy Running!

Danielle aka A Fit Cookie

 

Sunday Funday

Well – today is Sunday Funday or as I like to call it – Sunday RUNday!  I have been running every Sunday for the last 47 consecutive Sundays.  Yup you read that correctly; today marks the 47th Sunday that I have run a 5k or more.  Most times it was more.  Today I ran 4.51 miles.  I cannot believe that I am almost at the 1 year mark. Crazy how time flies.

If you’ve been following me; then you know that I did something to my foot back in August/late July and had to take some time away from boxing and kickboxing to make sure I could complete my half marathon.  Well I was talking to a friend today and I was saying – my foot is still really bad and I am falling behind in my running miles.  I need to hit my goal of 1100 miles and I am only at 885 or so.  My friend said to me – well what happens if you don’t hit 1100 miles by 12/31? That gave me pause… what would happen if I didn’t hit 1100 miles?  It was a self imposed goal…  the world isn’t going to blow up if I don’t hit it…  maybe I could stop and smell the roses and not worry about the goal….  Bask in the fact that I have already run almost 900 miles…. There’s a thought.

I know exactly what my friend was trying to make me see.  Nothing bad is going to happen if I don’t hit this goal.  But let’s be honest I have had many goals that I set out to achieve and then not hit, and said oh well – the world isn’t going to end if I don’t hit this goal.  While this thought process makes sense for many – it doesn’t work for me.  Once I start letting goals fall by the wayside – its so easy to get side tracked.  Its so easy to say well no one is going to die if I don’t make it.  And then I am at the beginning of my journey again, saying ok well I am going to do it this time.  I am tired of restarting the journey – so yeah even though no one is going to die if I don’t hit my 1100 miles – a little piece of myself will.  I don’t want any little pieces of me to die – I kinda like me….  I mean I am hella funny and whatnot.

So with that said – I will be pushing through to hit 1100 miles by 12/31. I am my biggest obstacle and I have to learn to get out of my own way and my own head.  Let’s finish out 2017 strong!!

Oh yeah – I’ll post workouts for the week tomorrow.

Happy Running

Danielle

aka A Fit Cookie

 

Fell off the Wagon

Yeah – ok so I fell off the wagon and then it rolled over me…. but that’s ok.  Now don’t get your panties in a bunch – I didn’t fall off the weight loss or workout wagon but I did fall off the blogging wagon.  So here I am again, working on being more consistent.  This seems to be a running theme in my life.  Let me catch you up on all things Danielle.

About 2 weeks ago my dad had a stroke.  He lives by himself, but when he went downstairs his door man noticed he was behaving oddly; 911 was called and he is on the mend.  There is a lot more to this story but no one wants the unsettling details – instead I am going to stick his miraculous recovery! We thank God every day for his amazing recovery.  I will say that my dad is no star patient….  He’s head strong, opinionated, bossy, and stubborn – guess that’s where I get it from…. In any event he is home and doing awesome.  The best thing that came out of this was the fact that me and all of my sisters were together in one place, at one time!  We haven’t all been in the same place at the same time in years.  Wish it was different circumstances but I am so grateful for them and for us pulling together when it mattered.

My eating has been ok….  could be a lot better.  I did finally commit to making some weight loss goals and making them public.  Yeah I know shocker.  I am committed to losing 6 lbs by Thanksgiving.  I know that’s not a lot but I don’t want to set myself up for failure; so I made a smaller more attainable goal.

My fitness/workouts have been on point.  My biggest issue is that I don’t have enough time during the day to workout the way I want to.  I want to run, lift, box, etc. and there just isn’t enough time to do all of that.  What ends up happening is that I will pick something and focus on that but then something else slips – so right now I haven’t really been running, but I’ve been hitting up my home gym (UFC) and getting in boxing and kickboxing. I need to get in more runs because I need to hit my mileage goals and right now they seem so far away….  I also need to get back to lifting.  When I am lifting consistently the weight just falls off.  I tend to carry a little more muscle and that really helps my weight loss efforts; however I hate weight lifting…. I find it so boring.  As my son always says – suck it up buttercup….  If I want to hit my goals I have to get comfortable being uncomfortable…. this applies to so many areas of my life.

After missing so much time from boxing and kickboxing – I am starting to feel like myself again, I am starting to get back into the groove and not feel like I am dying…. well at least not as quickly anyway.  If you have never taken a boxing or a kickboxing class where you get your hands wrapped and you get to hit a heavy bag – I say go run and find one now!  This isn’t your cardio kickboxing class from back in the day – no this is pretty close to the real deal and I love it.

I posted my workouts for this week at the end of the post….  as you can see it was cardio heavy….

If you follow me over on FB I am doing a FB live to give away a sold out limited edition canister of shake mix.  I will pick a name; not sure how I am going to do it yet but pop over and check it out.   This flavor sold out in 24 hours…. so yeah its a good one.

Ok well over the course of this next week – I commit to blogging more, posting my workouts when I do blog, and completing 2 FB lives.  I hope you will check them out!

In the meantime – go get in a workout!

Danielle

aka A Fit Cookie

 

Workouts Week of 10/29

Sunday – 3.6 mile run (Just Do It Sunday)

Monday – 1.1 mile run; 15 min heavy bag work; 50 mins boxing

Tuesday – 1.11 mile run; 35 min RPM

Wednesday –  50 mins kickboxing

Thursday – 50 mins kickboxing

I Made It….Kinda

Ok – I promised I would post today to let y’all know that I survived.  I barely survived but I did survive.  I knew it was going to be hard, I just had no idea how hard it was going to be.  Thank goodness that it was dark in there and no one could really see me dying.

Here’s the thing, I have clearly been working out.  Its not as if I’ve been sitting around for the last 2 months eating bon bons (are those even a thing anymore?  Do people really sit around eating them?  Anyway…, focus Danielle focus).  I’ve been putting in work.  I’ve been spinning, I’ve been running, I’ve been lifting, however none of it compared to that workout last night. I love boxing with a passion.  It is by far my favorite exercise.  I like to think that I am kind of a natural.  With that being said the time off really killed me.  I didn’t lose the punches or forget the numbers or anything like that; however my body didn’t want to follow directions.  The warm up was insane, the punch combos were insane, and well lets not even talk about the abs at the end of class..  Ugh…..  I knew the ab section was going to kick my butt because the only time I do abs is when I am at UFC. I hate doing ab work; goodness knows that I need it but I don’t enjoy it at all.

If you have never been to a Glow in the Dark boxing event – I highly recommend that you get to one.  Those events are epic.  There is a DJ spinning, black lights going, the energy is through the roof.  Its crazy how insane those events get.

So yeah it sucked, and yeah I kinda died a little but guess what?  I’ll be back next week. I will be getting my boxing back into my reg rotation; no idea which day I am going to be able to squeeze it into but I am definitely getting it in there.

Side note – check out my sneakers…. how freaking bright were they??  Love it! I pulled those out of the archives just for last night.  I kinda looked like a highlighter… ha ha

Now for today – it really doesn’t look like I am going to get to workout.  I didn’t think I would because of the half day and the fact that I had some things to do this morning that I couldn’t take kids with me, so as per usual once the kids get home my day is over….  UGH…. oh well.  The likelihood of me going back tonight to workout is slim – I just don’t feel like it, after running around for stuff and having to lug the kids with me; I just want to curl up and sleep.  So probably won’t be in the gym tonight or tomorrow.  I will definitely be there on Sunday because I refuse to miss my Sunday run….

Till next time!  Happy Running!

A Fit Cookie

 

 

GID

Check In

Ok – so of course because I laid out my entire week of workouts it is not going as planned. Such is my life…..  So Monday I ran but just a little over a mile, my foot was acting up, and I didn’t want to over do it.  I did do rpm, and I lifted – so all in all not a bad day.  Tuesday I ended up with a sick kid at home, so it threw off my plans for a workout.  I ended up going to the gym at 9pm and doing 45 mins of rpm – again another great workout.  I got a serious calorie burn going.  Wednesday was a complete and total bust.  I had a chiropractor appointment, my son had a football game, so it really just cost me my entire  day.  So here we are at Thursday….  my plan was to go to MaTRX because I didn’t think I would get to the gym in the evening because of football; however it looks like I am going to boxing tonight!  Woohoo!  Now of course Friday is going to be up in the air because I forgot that my kids have a half day of school, so I’ll need to squeeze my workout in 1st thing in the morning or not at all; which I would hate to miss because I am definitely not working out on Saturday.  I’ll keep you posted on my crazy week.  Hopefully next week goes more according to plan.  It bothers me when my plans go awry.

I haven’t been to an official boxing class in about 2 months, so I am prepared to die a little….. 🙂 Good thing is I am going to get to see some of my gym family that I haven’t seen for most of the summer.  That makes me happy.

So as many of you know I have partnered with an amazing health and wellness company and I have my own virtual franchise.  Well there is some big news coming out on Oct 3rd!!  I can’t wait to share it, and let y’all in what’s coming up for this holiday season.  Its going to be ahhhmazeballs…..

Ok well….. I am going to post tomorrow – just so you all know that I survived boxing and I am still around to tell about it!  Ha ha…..

Happy Working Out!!

Danielle

Back Again

Ok – I am not saying this is going to be an every day occurrence but here I am – 2 days in a row!  Woohoo…  I’ll try my best to keep the momentum going, and keep posting.

So today is the 1st day I’ve run since my half marathon last Sunday.  I had to run because I couldn’t break my #JustDoItSunday streak with Nike.  So today marked 41 Sundays in a row that I have run at least 3.1 miles – most Sundays it has been more than that.

Hard to believe that in just another 11 Sundays I will have run EVERY SINGLE SUNDAY for an ENTIRE year!!!  Yes I typed that in caps because I am screaming!!  This is huge! This is major!  This is AHHMazBalls!!

Let’s get to the nitty gritty – how did my foot/heel/ankle/ brokenness hold up – well let’s just say I was more than a minute per mile faster than my previous indoor run!  Say what??  Umm yeah  – a whole minute faster.  So I guess its fair to say that my brokenness held up just fine….  I think taking a week off from running probably really helped; I’ve only been spinning, lifting and boxing over this last week.  That full week off from running probably gave my injury a much needed rest.

I only ran 3.68 – originally I was going to shoot for 9.3 – I know that’s a weird number; but I am a part of a team for running 2017 miles in 2017 and my girl asked me to get 9.29 miles today to bring us to 1800 miles for the year.  As much as I wanted to do that and knock it out of the park – I also didn’t want to push it and have a set back.  So even though in my heart I wanted to keep running, I pulled myself back and finished happily with only completing 3.68 miles.

Ok so here is my plan for the week.  Oh wait before I get to that – I would like to point out that I dropped 1.7lbs this week!  Another woohoo for me!!  I’ll keep plugging along.  In another few weeks or so I will get my visceral fat checked again.  I really need to get a scale at home for checking it.  Do any of you have the Omiron scale that checks visceral fat?  If so drop me a line about what you think about it.  I would love some inside info on it before buying or asking my husband to buy it for me.

Ok now back to my workouts for the week.  I am a part of the #LoriHarderTribe  – so I’ve been trying to follow her September workout calendar; I’ve also been mixing in Katie Hill workouts; both are killer and have had me so sore – but in a good way.  Anyway – I digress – here is my plan for this week:

Monday – run 3-5 miles (we’ll see how I am feeling); Lori Harder workout 2

Tuesday – boxing at UFC

Wednesday – RPM; Lori Harder workout 3

Thursday – MaTRX (combo kickboxing & TRX class) at UFC

Friday – Run 3-5 miles; Lori Harder workout 3

Saturday – Rest

Sunday – #JustDoItSunday 5k

Ok there is my plan….. help me stick to it!  Check up on me!  Call me out!

I’ll be back to post again and keep y’all update –  I know you will be waiting with bated breath – I promise not to disappoint.  In the mean time while you are waiting on my next post – go out and move something!  Go for a run or a walk, enjoy the last days of summer that we are having here in the north east.

Happy Running!~

A Fit Cookie aka Danielle