Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Are your thighs supposed to hurt when you go to SIT DOWN?

Day 2 of The Challenge was yesterday, and I made a colossal blunder:

The first day I started this little program it was after work, and the entire thing was over by 6:30.

I decided right then and there that this would be better to do in the mornings. Then I could shower and hopefully feel more vitalized for work.

The mistake was in thinking I wouldn't be paying for 2 workouts in a 13 hour period for days to come.

Seriously. Sitting down hurts. Walking feels weird. If you didn't know better you would think I was geriatric. That or that I have been riding broncos professionally for the last 2 years. Who in the world put this together as the beginner/easy level for a workout program?


Today is my "rest" day. Which means no exercise, but I still have to load the game and complete the daily journal to get credit for the day. In all, there are 20 workout days and 10 rest days that will be alternating like this.

I'm afraid that if I don't do something today, though, that it will be worse tomorrow. So I am taking A out to run errands, and then plan to hit the Wii Fit for some light Step Aerobics. That will get the blood circulating, and has never caused me this much pain in the past.

To recap today's lesson:

Space your exercise routines out to allow for recovery time. Especially when your routing involves squats, lunges, inline skating, and running.

Also, allow extra time for potty breaks. Have I mentioned it physically hurts to SIT???

1 comment:

  1. I would go for a walk in lieu of step aerobics. There's this thing called DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness,) and it makes the second day after a rough workout miserable. Take your rest day off. Walk through your errands and enjoy.