I spent the past couple days with a virus (I believe) which attacked the muscles. I spent 3 hours Sunday chopping and carrying firewood uphill. I assumed when I woke Monday sore and achy that it was due to the wood activity. It progressed in to all the muscles in my back (still thought it was from the wood activity) But then I started feeling nauseous and no appetite. So, I lay on a heating pad, hubby massaged my back with oils and got it so red it was itching (he says that was good - the blood was a flowin') Tues, I woke around 4 am sore and it had moved to other spots on my back and my neck, and my hands (gripping anything like opening a water bottle was being felt in all the muscles) I tried to lift weights, too sore and tired to stick with it.So, I lay on a heating pad after work and only ate crackers. Wednesday, today, I did Level 3 of 30 Day Shred but at the lowest level you can imagine. For instance, walking planks were done on my knees including the traveling push ups, the jump squats and rock star jumps were just getting my feet off the ground so basically a light hearted jump rope effort (lol) scissor crunches involved my feet higher in the air - not a few inches from the ground, I was able to do the alternating punches holding dumbbells in squat position, the butt kicks with dumbbells was basically getting my feet off the ground - bending my knees just hurts while jumping - I feel bruised still from the virus, the alternating jumping lunges were just lunging forward and back.
I'm glad I did it - I worked up a sweat - I'm going to do a walking dvd next. Instead of spending 10 days on level 3 I believe I'll spend 13 due to the virus making me do it at such a low impact. I'm glad I did it!
Kathy in Indiana
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