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Good Hurt/Bad Hurt

Saturday, June 15, 2019

This week's personal mini-goal for the in-between challenge was to do minimum 10 minutes of ST each day. emoticon I rotated Arms, Abs, Lower Body - And now I pretty much hurt all over! emoticon

I read a good article from the daily burn this morning that busts some of the myths about DOMS - delayed onset muscle soreness. I'm so glad to know there's an acronym, aren't you? Now I can respond to "Hi, Michelle - how are you?" with "Fine, thanks, just a touch of DOMS today. And you?"

What I'm feeling is mostly good hurt. Recognizing the difference between good and bad pain is especially important for me, so I've done a little research in addition to listening to my doctors and my P.T. For those who haven't been reading along, I had a Baker's cyst due to arthritis and the accompanying pain. It's one of my main motivators for taking off the weight and keeping it off. I now know more about what exercises I can and can't do, and which are helpful for strengthening the muscles that support the knees. My knee is MUCH better but I still have to be careful to avoid reinjury.
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I'm going to keep it up in the week ahead with Saturday (Saturyay!) as my rest day. I've been trying out lots of new-to-me short exercise videos and finding muscle groups that have probably been neglected for like forever, hence the DOMS. The videos also help keep me from getting bored. I'm a big fan of Jessica Smith, Cassey Ho (key word - modify!) and Fitness Blender. You might also enjoy Bob and Brad, "the most famous physical therapists on the internet." Great tips amidst a multitude of dad jokes.
Down almost a pound this week, compensating for last week's gain and then some so back on track for the 5 by the 5th. Thanks for all the encouragement, guys!
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