Down, Doggie, Down!
Saturday, January 12, 2013
I have NEVER had a stretch feel sooooo good and hurt sooooo much at the same time! I guess I thought I had to do it all tonight. I did Les Mills Pump 55 minute Revolution (strength training) first. And I, of course, in all my wisdom, made the decision to NOT lower my weights, but do it at the same level of intensity I had been doing it when I quit, well over a month ago.
Next bright decision... since the girls weren't home yet, basketball was on the tv for DS, and DH had fallen asleep on the couch and, with the house basically to myself, I decided I just HAD to get another workout in. So, instead of choosing something relatively easy, yet blood pumping to get the blood back into the muscles, I, again, using all of the God given wisdom I could muster, decided to do Les Mills Combat's Power HIIT 1 workout. REALLY? WHAT was I thinking? Guess what's in it ... plyo (jumping) and with weights! Of course.
The next bright decision actually turned out to be the best thing I did all night, although I sure didn't think so while I was in it. I pushed play on Combat's Inner Warrior Stretch & Strength. Again.... LEG work! Ugh! But, honestly, I survived that okay. It was in the last 5 minutes during what was supposed to be a relaxing cool down that I was handed my butt. Literally.
Who would have ever thought that a Down Dog position could feel so good, but make me whimper in pain at the same time!? I really must have needed that stretch. I almost couldn't move out of the position once I got into it! I'm not huge on stretching and yoga, but I think after tonight that 18 minute workout is going to be added multiple times a week until I get all of the leg/butt muscles stretched out so they don't hurt any more.