Tuesday, March 4, 2014


  I am giving up the treadmill.
  You read that right. 
  No more treadmill!
  I have struggled with this for a while. I have gone through points where I worked out for extended periods of time but stopped because I literally hated the treadmill. I don’t like running but not because it's "hard" I could give a shit. I know that you have to work hard to get results. I honestly think I am hurting myself more than I am helping my self. Every day after I get off the treadmill my ankles are killing me. They feel like they are injured, not like a sore muscle. And (TMI ahead) my poor boobies, they are killing me, no matter what kind of sports bra I get or how tight or loose I wear them, it's BAD. There actually isn’t anything I like about the treadmill at all. So, after “jogging” one day (with Jesse next to me easily sprinting out 3 miles in what feels like a minute and a half) I came home and googled “is the treadmill the best cardio workout?” That’s when I saw it. The article said..
"The best cardio workout is the one you love."
  I definitely do not love the treadmill. In fact I hate, loathe, despise the treadmill. Now, I know there are people who are hated the treadmill and “fell in love” with running. I get that. I am so happy for you. I promise! But for as long as I can remember I have been a horrible runner. I have tried running before and stuck with it for a while, the pain never went away and I never really got any better. My own mother used to make fun of me with the kids on my softball team about how weird I look running. I am simply not a runner. I would rather work out doing something I enjoy than dread working out every day.
   To say I'm nervous about this is an understatement. I. AM. TERRIFIED. I do not want to "give up" on anything. I'm not a quitter. Not to mention some of the things I have read say stuff along the lines of "the treadmill is the best way to burn fat" while others say it is about the same on the elliptical. So I am going to get my cardio in a better way, the elliptical! I am listening to my body which is what I have been told to do all along and I don't think I am giving up as long as I am still going to the gym, working my ass off and sweating more than any person ever should. SO THERE.
   So, Sunday I did cardio on the elliptical and you know what? I enjoyed it! My boobies and ankles didn't hurt Monday and I was sore in places that I actually want to get smaller (SN: I am not looking forward to my boobies shrinking). I am actually looking forward to getting back on the elliptical today and going further and further every week!  IF I do not see results from using the elliptical I will just have to find some other type of cardio but from what I have read (and experienced.. once) the amount of calories burned are about the same, the only main difference is that the treadmill is high impact while the elliptical is low impact which I am honestly not that concerned with. Osteoporosis does not run in my family, I have never even broken a bone, and I am not currently trying to strengthen any bones I just do not want my ankles to break (or my boobies to fall off) and they have only ever hurt after the treadmill so… Elliptical it is!  

   In other news, I realized I haven't shared with y'all any of my pages. So, you can find me on Pinterest here and Instagram here.. 
   I am IN LOVE with Pinterest.. I have made so many recipes and such cute decor from there you wouldn't even believe it and the jokes and stuff?? I DIE. Seriously I pin funny stuff so it's worth it just for that to follow me. I also made this Instagram specifically for my blog so it is a little bare right now.. it will fill up soon though!

  Leave me comments about what you think! Am I quitting? Should I go back to the treadmill and hope the weird pains go away? Is the elliptical the sissy way out? Do you even think the elliptical works? I want to know! 

ETA: You should be able to find me on Bloglovin' now! 


  1. Ugh, I hate the treadmill too!
    But I'm finally following! :) Thanks!

  2. I think that you should totally do something you ENJOY. Exercise should not be something you dread or hate because how likely are you to actually stick with it? I love running so it's what I do but I know lots of people who spin, use the elliptical, box, etc. You gotta do what you enjoy :)

    1. That makes me feel so much better. It's like I know these things but it helps to hear someone say the same thing. :)

  3. I think that any cardio is good cardio, glad you found a cardio exercise that you like. My husband splits his cardio time between the elleptical, treadmill, and stationary bike, and when his ankles and knee are bothering him, he will strictly do the stationary bike, it keeps the weight off of his ankles, yet he still gets his hearbeat up. It doesn't hurt to mix it up, I strictly do the treadmill at a 15 incline (the max) and at 3.8 mph (a fast walk), I've tried the elliptical but it hurts my knees and kicks my ass, I can only manage to stay on it for 5-10 minutes :)

    1. This is exactly what I needed to hear! Thanks for being awesome! :)