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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!

And yet...

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!
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    I find myself doing the same thing.... if I'm not hurtin I didn't put in the right amount of work. I too know logically that's not the case, it's just hard to move past those old ingrained thoughts.
    Good for you for getting out there and working your body!!
    1683 days ago
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