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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Hello and happy Monday!!  Or maybe not happy Monday – all depends on your current view.  My Mondays are always happy!  Even if they are dreary and rainy.  So let me catch you up on my workouts and my weekend.

Thursday….  football practice; however I did mange to get in a 5 mile run!  Woohoo… that was my longest run since my half marathon. I also cleansed on Thursday – same thing as Intermittent Fasting.  Pretty awesome for your body.  Studies have shown that you can achieve great fat loss by following an intermittent fasting schedule; if you want to know about my schedule, I would love to share it with you.

Friday – I was in a total time crunch, only got in 30 mins of RPM, however I did burn over 300 calories in that 30 mins!  Friday night was the high school football game, fun times….

Saturday – I was on my own, as my hubby had to take one kid to a wrestling tournament that was about 90 mins away.  So I was left with the younger 2 and having to get to 2 football games, and squeeze in a workout. Luckily both boys were on the same field and the games were back to back.  However I was standing from 10 am until 4 pm….  my foot was killing me.  I also got up at 6 to get to the gym, so I could get my workout in before Paul got on the road. This time I burned 361 calories doing 30 mins of RPM.  Man I love me some RPM.  When I am pressed for time, its the best workout for me to get a serious calorie burn.

Sunday – again on my own for the day.  The boy and the hubby had to head back for more wrestling.  This time I had to hit the gym at 430 am in order to get my workout in because they needed to be on the road by 630…. ugh.  Yeah getting up at 4 am to be at the gym by 430 kicked my butt…..  I was exhausted and cranky all day.  I did keep my #JustDoItSunday run streak alive.  Which I have to say on Saturday night when I realized how late my husband was going to get back on Sunday and how early he had to leave,  I almost had a complete and total melt down.  The thought of breaking my run streak had me in a complete and total tizzy….  like ready to cry.  Yeah I get that OCD about things.  To run 42 consecutive Sundays, the thought of breaking that before I hit 52, was more than I could handle; so I went to bed and decided I was getting up at 4 to avoid breaking it.  Its a little crazy, and a lot dedication.  I am dedicated to hitting that goal, its one of many that I have.

Monday (today)  – 6 mile run, and 30 mins of RPM!  Woohoo….

For the rest of the week I haven’t really planned out my workouts yet.  I will at some point tonight.  I like to sit down with my dollar store calendar and write out my workout plan.  I usually do it at the beginning of the month.  Right now I have a skeleton schedule laid out, I need to fill in the details.  I’ll post a pic of it once its done.  I also set meetings with myself to make sure I get to the gym, or if its at a time that could impact my husband I set a meeting with him, so he knows I have gym plans.

I want to touch on 2 things….

  1. I am really good at setting workout goals and crushing them.  I am good at setting workout goals and doing everything in my power to make sure I achieve them.  I suck at setting weight loss goals.  I won’t set a number of pounds to lose every month, I don’t set any goals related to my weight loss journey.  I was pondering this and wondering if this is one of the reasons why my success rate hasn’t been the best.  Don’t get me wrong, I am losing weight and inches and body fat but it is slow going.  Am I self sabotaging by not setting hard line goals that I am obsessed with hitting? Is it easier with workout goals because I LOVE working out?  So even though it does take effort to hit my goals its not the same as setting a big scary goal.  Hmm….  thinking I need to set some big scary goals and get out of my comfort zone.
  2. Next I wanted to talk about my lifestyle changes.  I have joined with an amazing health and wellness company and I am bound and determined to share not only the products with everyone but I am determined to get to my goal.  I love the way I feel, and I just felt like I needed to share with everyone.  If you are tired of being sick & tired you are not alone.  Together we can set some big scary goals and crush them!

 

Lets be GOAL CRUSHERS this week!!  Lets do this!!!

Happy Running

Danielle aka Fit Cookie

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