Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Just keep swimming...or running

Ok, ok I am back! I will not lie- I missed all my bloggers but I did manage to keep up with people on Twitter. It's almost been a month since the last time I blogged and let me tell you how frustrated I was. I just needed to get away. I ended up putting my scale in a closet and haven't stepped on it since. I hate the feeling I would get when I stepped on that stupid device and how shitty it made me feel for the rest of the day. For those of you who don't know- I have been on a fucking plateau for 4 almost 5 months now. It sucks. It sucks monkey butt. I was so mad at my body for not doing what I wanted that I took a week off and didn't exercise and ate pretty much what I wanted. At first it felt good but as the week progressed I hated the feeling of laziness. So that following monday I got back on the horse and started working out and eating right again. I am still in the 190's weight wise and I really want to be in the 180's by Christmas-I know I've said that a million times but I REALLLLLY want that-seriously that would be the best Christmas present ever.

I am trying a new lifting program for the next 4 weeks. No more circuit, this program is more of building muscle. I am also going back to HIIT for running. Lately, I have been in love with biking at my local YMCA. So I will be doing some intervals on the bike to get the HR going as well. I would like to also share with you guys and gals that I have been keeping up my promise of running atleast one 5k a month. In November I ran two turkey trot's. One in La Crosse, WI with my sister and one in Pewaukee, WI Thanksgiving morning. I can honestly say that running 5k's really has kept me in the mood to go to the gym and workout. My saving grace I guess you could say.

Pre Turkey Trot in La Crosse, WI w/ my sister

Post Turkey Trot- Love the T shirt we got!

Pre Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Morning...at 730am. My sister, cousins and I

After the race and ready to nom nom nom on Turkey :)


  1. I missed you! And I know how you feel! I have been going through a similar experience. I just needed to get away from the dang blog and the scale for a while and figure things out. I still haven't figured everything out but I am getting there. I think throwing some diversity in your work out will help a lot. Can't wait for more updates! ♥

  2. Hey lady! Your right, I havent figured any thing out but getting away for a bit was great. I am doing a new lifting program and man am I sore today! Glad you missed me :)

  3. i bet people think im nutso from the picts u posted.. haha.. i wouldnt be anywhere else but running right along side u tho lil sis :) xoxo u know i'm always up for training with u. just say the word. rotary lights 5k up here?

  4. Welcome back! I know what you mean about hitting a plateau and getting frustrated. I did the same thing and I also spent a week being lazy and eating everything in site (damn that emotional eating). The good thing is you are back on track and ready to kick ass.

    How are you liking HIIT for running? I find it to be a ton of fun. I found that I like sprinting much more than I like just running in general. Good luck on the new weight prgram. Just keep in mind the weight will come off slower. I struggled with that at first when I started with weights, but if you can leave the scale behind for a bit, it will pay off. I only weigh in once a month now. Oh and take measurements.

    Glad your back to blogging Molly :)

  5. Welcome back! glad to see you are getting back into your groove!