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!
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