Monday, September 13, 2010

Plateau Much?

Grrr...scale is still holding strong at 38 pounds gone. At least its not going up, right? I did also read that sore muscles retain water. I have been in some various sort of soreness for a week now. Eating has been good, but there is always room for improvement.

After Saturday's awesome workout, I was wondering how sore I would be on Sunday. Not too bad, I had every intention of going for a nice run to loosen up, but then this happened:

Really cheap bricks. I am a sucker for a deal. I have a backyard that has been torn to shreds by the boyfriend (he's got a plan he says). Bricks that could cover the dug out dirt paths for cheap? WIN. So after some craigslist wheeling and dealing, we convinced my boyfriends dad to get his brand new Ford F-350 Super Duty dirty and haul 1,000 bricks for us.

We drove to the house with the bricks. They were still in the ground. Not mortared or anything, but still, in the ground, in a pattern. After about 45 minutes of 3 of us pulling up bricks, 1,000 bricks were loaded into the truck. We drove back to our house, then spent 45 minutes unloading 1,000 bricks, and stacking them neatly (each brick weighs 4.5 lbs BTW- I weighed one). I was no longer running.

Today, I'm definitely feeling the brick workout, and opted to not wake up at the crack of dawn and Crossfit. I brought my stuff so I could go after work. I haven't checked out an evening class yet, so that will be fun. I'd like to see what its like going to a class that has more then 2 people! I like the individual attention, but I think also a larger class might be good for competition/motivation. I also haven't decided if I'm going to go in the mornings before work, or after work. There are pro's and con's to each time selection. However, historically I think I do better with a morning workout in my routine.


  1. I don't blame you for not running. After hauling half a house, I wouldn't be that enthusiastic either :)

  2. Heck..hope you are right about sore muscles retaining worked out hard last night and woke up 2 lbs LOL...good luck with laying the bricks! That counts as work out!