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It Hurts To Look Good

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As we begin to exercise more regularly during our weight loss journey, we notice aches and pain along the way. However we must realize that these aches and pain will be associated with the way that we desire to look at the end of our journey", thus....it hurts to look good! (Be sure you're able to distinquish if the pain is from working out incorrectly or if the pain is the result of building muscles}

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Often times, we give up certain exercises because it hurts too bad to continue. But if we associate this with our future goals, then we realize that it doesn't hurt as bad as we thought.
- Submitted by MADAASDEDI 4/7/2011 in Exercise | 3 Comments
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NEMEIER 4/8/2011 7:11:00 PM

    When starting remember to forget your ego and do what is comfortable to start. Take breaks between reps if needed and knock them out. If you can't get those last few reps in then drop the weight and finish it out to meet your goal. ALWAYS remember to cool down and stretch after a workout and take something for recovery. If you are sore the next day then you probably lifted more than yo needed to or didn't get enough protein in after the workout to help rebuild the muscles. Work smarter, be safe, & Stay positive!
FLUFFYQUILTS 4/9/2011 9:16:00 AM

    Pain is an indicator from your body that something is not right. In order to prevent serious injury you should stop when it hurts. Working through the pain is not good advice.
ROGERSBABE1 4/7/2011 1:11:00 PM

    When I recently added another riser to my step in step aerobics, I didn't realize how much difference those few inches make. Wow, I was in pain for a bit, but I pressed through to another fitness level! emoticon

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