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.
I rotated Arms, Abs, Lower Body - And now I pretty much hurt all over!
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.
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!