Working through DOMS
Monday, March 18, 2013
Well the other day I decided to try a swiss ball workout that was labeled Beginner and looked easy. I cruised through the exercises and had a good sweat. I was pleased. A few hours later my legs felt like jelly and were weak. I drank tons of water just incase I needed it and tried to keep moving so I would not stiffen up. I woke up the next day so sore I couldn't manage to sit on the toilet without flopping down lol!!!!! You should have seen me get into the tub for a soak! My husband stood there laughing at me worried I was going to hurt myself or worse not be able to get out. Finally I lowered in the water with some epsom salts. It felt wonderful and did help to ease some of the stiffness. We went to town to walk around since our weather here is horrible! I felt like for once my handicap placard would not be questioned since I live with RA, as I was walking like I had a major issue with my muscles weak and jello. A few days later still a bit sore but stretching out to keep it working. What have I learned? Wow that workout kicked my butt. Will I do it again? Definately! Why? Because I know each and everytime it will get easier and easier. DOMS isn't a bad thing but it isn't a fun thing. Is is needed to gain muscle, unsure but I feel a sense of accomplishment that I pushed myself and succeeded in that particular workout!!!