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

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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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