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

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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

Dayum Its Been Ages

Ok well to say that I took a summer break from blogging would be an understatement.  I can’t remember the last time I wrote….  hmm guess I could go look but that would be kind of depressing to see how long it really has been.  Listen let’s not dwell on the negative, lets focus on the positive and the positive is that I am back!  Woohoo!!!

Since I last posted I’ve gained some weight, injured my foot, hit 40 consecutive Sundays of running a 5k or more and completed my 3rd half marathon….  I’ve had a busy time!

Let’s talk about the negative 1st – the weight gain.  To be brutally honest, I’ve screwed around, I wasn’t on plan 100%, took way more cheat days then normal, and snacked when I didn’t need to be snacking.  I totally own my screw ups, I own that this is on me.  I made bad choices and enjoyed summer a little too much.  I have joined the Lori Harder Body and Soul group and I am using that as a new starting point for myself.  I am using the workouts and as well as focusing on my eating.  I know that I can do this, I just have to actually do it and not make so many poor choices.  It really is just a matter of choices, and me deciding to make a better choice over a poor choice.

Next up – my freaking foot injury.  I have no idea what I did; I was doing a leg workout and then all of a sudden I had foot pain.  I’ve been seeing an amazing sports chiropractor, and she has been working some kind of miracle on my foot.  The fascia release she has been doing seems to be making the difference and hopefully I will be back to normal in no time.

Now that we’ve covered all the crappy stuff and my poor decision now we can talk about the good stuff. Ok so 40 Sundays in a row I’ve run at least 3 miles or more.  Nike has this #JustDoItSunday with Kevin Hart and I started doing that, figured it would be a good way to keep moving and get some runs in.  So this past Sunday I hit run number 40!!  I am super proud of myself.  Someone on Instagram (go follow me – you know you want to @AFitCookie) pointed out that I only have 12 more to go before I hit the big one! That’s right 12 more runs until I’ve run every Sunday for an ENTIRE year!! Shut the front door…..  My mind is blown.  I’ve got this.  Nike better give me an amazing ebib or something for knocking down this goal….

Ok last up and most significant- I completed my 3rd half marathon!! Go me, go me, go me. This one was a difficult one. I didn’t get to train like I wanted due my foot issue – go read above.  The weight I gained didn’t help – go read above.  Running this half was tiring, and fulfilling.  At mile 11 I almost broke down.  Even though this is the 3rd time I’ve done it – I almost cried because even with physical issues which created mental issues  – I got through. At mile 11 I knew I was almost done, I knew that I had over come and that I had made it.  I have never been more proud of myself – other then when I walked across the stage at my college graduation with a 4 year old sitting in the audience with my husband cheering me on.  I know that there are so many people who complete this race, not only at a faster time but with more issues then me and I am total awe of them, but I am in total awe of myself.  We have 4 boys – 3 of them are younger and super busy, my husband works long hours and can’t always get home to help out at a great time; I work a 40+ hour a week job, plus run my own virtual franchise, and I still managed to get it done.  My husband supported me every step of the way; including talking me off the ledge when I started to spas about my lack of  long runs.  I am so grateful to my hubby and kids for the love and support.  I know that without them I would not be able to have completed this amazing day,

I know this was a much longer post then normal, and I appreciate each of you that have taken the time to read it.  I will be back to posting workouts and funny run thoughts.  Thank you for going through this with me and following my journey!  I am super appreciate to have each of you to “talk to”.  I hope you enjoy talking to me.

Have a great night!  I can’t wait to get back into the rhythm of posting more.

It’s Been A Minute

Hey guys! It’s been a minute. I’ve been totally slacking on my blog posts.  We went on vacation and ittotally threw me off.  Even though my blog has slacked off; my workouts have not. While on vacation I ran,  hit the heavy bag and of course did tons of walking. 

My nutrition is also still going well. There was a new seasonal flavor released (mocha) and it’s amazing! So I am still shaking and cleansing and leading an all around balanced life. 

I got my updated body fat, visceral fat, etc. taken. I am happy to say that all of my numbers have decreased! Woohoo! My visceral fat stayed the same but everything else went down. My weight, BMI, BF and body fat mass.  I can’t wait to see where my numbers go as I continue my healthy lifestyle and my half marathon training. 

Here’s my workouts from the last week

Monday

Ran 2.37 miles 

30 mins body step 

Tuesday

Ran 2.51 miles

Wednesday 

Ran 1.1 miles 

Thursday 

Ran 2.19 miles

50 mins boxing

Friday 

60 mins kickboxing

Ran 3.06 miles

Saturday 

Ran 3.56 miles

Sunday

Ran 3.7 miles

Monday (today)

Ran 8.31 miles 

This week is going to be a great week!! I can’t wait to  crush it!! 

Happy Monday!! 

#AFitCookie

I Can so I will

Last night I was on an amazing team call that was full of wonderful takeaways and perfect little nuggets of knowledge. 

As I continue to grow and work to improve myself from the inside out; these team calls have been giving me life.  So as I share my run thoughts from today you will see affirmations sprinkled through out.  My run thoughts are known for being a little funny, highly sarcastic, and full of my personality; now they will also hopefully be known for a little inspiration. 

If you follow me on Facebook then you know how I start every list of run thoughts…..I won’t deviate. 
Today’s run thoughts brought to you by the number 5

1. It’s a beautiful day for a run

2. I can run so I will

3. My hips don’t lie and right now they’re mad at me 💃🏽

4. Ahhh fresh air 

5. Nope I lied – just sucked in a snout full of pig funk 🐷 welcome to boonies 

6. Everyday my life will get a little better

7. My shoes are either tied too tight or too loose …I need a professional shoe tie-er

8. 2 days ago it was 50 degrees now it’s 120 degrees 😎

9. Holy hills batman

10. Light as a feather – I chant this because I tend to run heavy; problem with chanting this – the second half of the line – stiff as a board 😒

11. I can run so I will run

12. Was that my husband driving by? 👋🏾

13. Thank goodness back on my street 

14. Crap I miss calculated and now I have to run past my house 

15. I kind of look like a roll of lifesavers 🤔

16. Another 5.04 miles in the book 

17. I can so I did

Happy Running! 

#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

A Fit Cookie

So I’ve started this blog to share my workouts, nutrition and overall life.

Wait let me back up and give an intro…

My name is Danielle; I’m a wife and mother to 4 boys – crazy I know. I’m an avid workout person; one that has always battled the bulge.

I box, kickbox, spin, run, and lift weights (when forced)…. even with all of that I couldn’t lose weight.

January 2017 – I buckled down and started a nutritional rebalancing plan. This blog is going to document my journey.  I hope that you will come along for the ride.

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