Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Ouch - oh, my legs

Have you ever had one of those weeks where you know you have not worked out as much, so then you work out a bit more and then........many muscles in your body are sore? To the point where you are saying Ouch every time you move?

When I got on the treadmill this weekend I was disappointed that I was huffing and puffing too much during my 30 minute workout. Why was that? I come to find out later that the treadmill was on a slight incline. Oh, that would explain it. Because the next day, back on the treadmill, we reduced the incline (you have to do it manually on this machine) and wow - what a difference. However, I was glad that I had that incline the first day. Now as I get up from a sitting position I can hear myself saying 'ouch, oh, my legs". As I walked down the hallway I felt myself not wanting to even stand up straight. Ouch, oh, my legs....

The good part - I am so looking forward to doing more working out. Even if my mind is saying - Ouch, oh, my legs...I then hear myself saying (and pretty loudly) - "I can't wait to do it again"

I got measured yesterday as a 4 week follow up for my Best Body Challenge I am doing with Mer. My boot camp instructor thought it would be best to see my progress every 4 weeks, rather then wait the full 8 weeks. I know I didn't do that grand this month and I am not going to list any excuses, I just didn't do that well. However, I am happy to report that many of my numbers went down. Nothing spectacular, just a point here, a 1/4 point there, and some of the numbers went up because I may be gaining muscle or the weight is being distributed (or it just went up), but I am happy with what I did accomplish. I decided not to take the numbers with me, just because I don't want to be controlled by a number. I will, however, do a full 8 week report once Mer and I have completed the challenge in March. Another Boot Camp workout this coming Saturday has me jazzed...okay, well, maybe not that jazzed....but I have a goal for the week and will work hard at making sure I am ready and that my Saturday morning workout does not throw me for a loop.

How is your week going? Struggling, having success!!!
It's another wonderful day - make it count!!!

Staying MOtivated Mo


Mer said...

Yeah, I feel your pain. For me it is my back. I wanted to get up and workout, but after a 15 hour work day on Monday I just could not do it. I am just exhausted and I did something to my back so every time I move it is a big ouch. It is all muscle. I think it is my body telling me to back off for a little bit. I am not frustrated about it or anything. Just so tired. Have a great week!
Love ya!

Anonymous said...

Is it bad that after all this time I still get confused by the blog and who is posting what? Is that normal?

Workout pains hurt so good!!! I think it's a good feeling to get hooked on and then want more of, instead of the uncomfortable pain of overeating. Right? Congrats on the numbers improving!

Karen@WaistingTime said...

Ouch! But I always consider it a good sign. Worst is when it even hurts to roll over in bed:(