Fasted Cardio

This morning unable to sleep…. I laid in the bed for quite some time, trying to go back to sleep, trying to just snuggle down as I say.  Sleep just would not come back to me.  I thought about going out for a run, and remembered that these temps require me to get dressed in layers – yeah I know its in the 50s, but I would freeze.  My friend Leslie was probably out running 20 miles this morning, this is her kind of weather; I on the other hand require gloves, long sleeves, long pants and maybe even a jacket to run in these temps…  brrr

Clearly running outside was out of the question.  Also I wasn’t sure if my hubby was going to the gym this morning or later on today.  Finally after at least 30 mins of internal debate – I said screw it and got up, got dressed, grabbed my stuff and headed to the gym.

I got to the gym and it was empty, one other dude was in there. I love having the place all to myself.  I hop on the treadmill and bang out a “quick” 2 miles.  I love doing fasted cardio!  Fasted cardio gives me the best workouts.  As some of you may know, I am terrible at eating enough.  Let me clarify – when I am on point and making good choices I am terrible at eating enough; if I am eating crappy I can definitely eat enough calories – of course those foods are much higher in calories, so its easy to hit a calorie goal.  Any way most days I don’t eat crappy.  I have a hard time hitting 1200 calories on some days.  So I have been working on that and trying to eat more protein.  With all of that said and with that in mind – my husband is always like you are not the one that needs fasted cardio.  Even though in his opinion I don’t need to do fasted cardio – I love it!  I have the best runs when its first thing in the morning and I’ve only had an energy shot.  I crush those runs every single time.  This is true for just the short runs though, long runs don’t work well on fasted cardio because I can only think about food and how hungry I am – ha ha.  Any runs under 5 miles I can do fasted, but more than that and my brain just shuts down.

I’ve only run 3 times this week and none of them have been more 3ish miles.  I feel the need to get in a longer run one of these days soon.  My foot is feeling better,  so its time to start testing it out and seeing exactly what it is ready for.  So one day next week I need to get in at least a 5 mile run.

Alright well I have a jam packed Saturday, football, a birthday party, lots of running around.  I am glad I got to take a few minutes to myself this morning because the rest of my day is packed full…..

Hope you get out and enjoy the day!  Go for a run, go for a walk, have a game of catch with your kids, just enjoy life!

Happy Running!!

A Fit Cookie

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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

 

 

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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

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

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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