I'm So Sore All Over.
Posted 27 March 2007 - 04:29 AM
So today I am relaxing not doing anything strenous. I will get my walking in the grocery store later on today. I think I am going to sit in a hot bath and rub my legs, that is what mostly is sore.
So if you plan on exercising make sure you listen to your body I did mine when working out but paying for it now. I actually thought it wasn't going to hurt so I continued after 15 minutes. I actually felt pretty good.
Well take care, Sam
Posted 27 March 2007 - 04:44 AM
Sounds like you did over due it. For anyone (sorry going to play the nurse here) that hasn't been too active for awhile, start out slow. Otherwise you will become too sore, get discouraged and then the whole routine will go out the window. Even starting at 15 minutes may be too much for some. If you start out lets say for 10 minutes a day of walking, you should stick with that 10 minutes a day for 2 weeks. After 2 weeks increase it to 15 minutes a day - stay at that pace for 2 weeks etc. It may take time, but if you stick with it you will feel yourself coming stronger and strong muscles mean less pain! Also don't forget to drink a lot of water!
OK off of my soap box Sam, I am so proud of you for making the decision to increase your activity. Keep up the good work, but slow it down a bit hon.
Posted 27 March 2007 - 04:50 AM
Great advice! We definitely need to start off slow and listen to our bodies when getting back into exercising. Also, remember that it's good to skip some days, especially in the beginning. Exercise is good for us, but too much can be harmful so plan some resting between workouts.
It's great that you're back at it. Just take your time.
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