Challenging myself

by Lisa on Friday: Feb 10, 2012
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After doing one of the toughest workouts I’ve done all year on Tuesday, I was pretty much out of commission for the next 2 days. My muscles were SORE like you wouldn’t believe – to the point where sitting down and standing back up again was almost impossible. Naturally, I took Wednesday off from working out to try to recover.

Thursday, I still wasn’t back to a good enough state to try to do anything involving weights to any degree, so instead, I went to the gym during lunch and did 50 minutes on the elliptical. It was kind of nice to just have a whole workout session focused on cardio for a day. I got to listen to music and just kind of zone out.

When I woke up this morning I was able to successfully sit/stand again without my thighs feeling like they were staging a rebellion, so I thought it would be a good day to try Tuesday’s workout again.

Well, once I got started, my legs decided to let me in on the fact that they were NOT READY to get back into the lunging and squatting required, so I stopped after the first 4 steps this time and decided to throw on Zumba instead. I did 45 minutes, and was totally dead by the end. I just finished right before sitting down to write this post, so I’m doing some stretching right now as I type.

It’s pretty clear that the advanced nature of these workouts is going to be something I need to take pretty slowly so my muscles can catch up to what I’m asking them to do. I’m pretty confident that if I stick to these weights-centric workouts that I’ll see some good results in the muscle department. My legs are already feeling a little bit more solid.


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2 Responses to “Challenging myself”

  1. Jules says:

    I had to get back into bed today. My workout schedule this week wore me down. I am so tired today. I know what you mean about your body rebelling. It feels good to be working out and pushing it, we have to listen when our bodies say “enough’

    Visiting from the weekend blog hop. New follower.

  2. marisad21 says:

    Way to keep challenging yourself. There always seems to be a million reasons not to exercise but I always feel so much better if I just start. I am a big fan of the P90X program. It took me totally out of comfort zone and like you mention above there were days that my muscles were sore but by the end of the 90 days I was so much stronger. I have always been a cardio type of person but I am learning to love weights.

    Found from the weekend blog hop. I am on a journey to get back in shape myself after having 4 children. Hope you have a great weekend!

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