No Pain No Gain... Pft!
Thursday, September 12, 2013
*I should clarify when I say pain I don't really mean pain - I mean SORE, you know, the GOOD kinda sore*
At any rate... I know better than to believe the old adage...
Something in my brain is hard-wired to believe that if I'm not sore the day after I work out I haven't done enough.
I pushed myself yesterday, working my arms and back, trying to improve my form... really pushing, in a positive way. When I finished I felt good and sore, my muscles were tired, I felt strong. I was sure that I would wake up this morning SORE... but I didn't.
I mean, I can feel where I worked, especially the muscles I don't often work, but I'm not SORE. That first day when I got back on the workout bandwagon and did my first straight 30 minute workout I woke up the next morning and every muscle in my body was screaming at me - To me, that feels good and it means progress.
Logically I know better. I know that every day is different, and every workout is different, and that muscle memory assures I'm not going to feel like that every time I pick up a weight, and I know that now that I'm eating the foods my body needs I'm recovering faster from my workouts - I KNOW!
I still kind of crave that - I can barely get my shirt on in the morning feeling.
Yet another one of those habits I should probably work on before I work my body into the ground!