Wednesday, May 08, 2013
It's been a loooooong time since I truly worked out. Usually it's 30 minutes on the elliptical and/or treadmill here and there. No strength training. Since I have no more excuses, I figured it was time to start. I made my pinterest board for the month, and one of my workouts is one of those countdown type things:
60 bridge ups
50 calf raises
40 jump squats
30 walking lunges
1 minute wall sit
30-second lunge holds
I did this on Monday with some modifications. I didn't actually "jump" for the jump squats, because I'm fat, and I live in an upstairs apartment. I sort of popped up from a squat and reached as if I were jumping. I figure it did the trick, because I sure did feel it. :)
I could not do 30 walking lunges. I HATE lunges. I did try, though, and I did 20 of them with a few seconds rest halfway through. I could only make it through 40 seconds of the wall sit and 15 seconds each of the lunge holds (have I mentioned that I HATE lunges?)
Today is Wednesday, and I was going to do it all again, but I am still pretty sore. I don't really think I overdid it, and I do believe that while I'll hurt a little when I do it again, it's the good kind of pain. But I want to make sure I'm not hurting myself. Also, I didn't get much sleep yesterday, and my body was exhausted today with my legs screaming from being sore and being on my feet all night (does anyone else hear violins?) I did arms yesterday, so I figure resting today and going on from there gives each muscle group two days to rest.
When you workout, how sore is too sore? Does it usually work itself out the more you train? Meaning, I realize that my muscles are incredibly under utilised, and that is probably contributing to the degree of soreness. As I continue to work out and get stronger (hopefully) will this work itself out? Do you work through the soreness? Would one of those massage stick things help?
I'm not dying or anything, it just hurts to sit and stand and walk. ;) But it lets me know there are muscles in there somewhere.
PS...any tips on doing deadlifts? I don't think I did them properly, because the only place I felt them was in my abs. I watched a couple of videos and thought I was following what they said. Also, any tips on learning to love the lunge would be appreciated. :)
Hope you're all having a good day.