By Guest Blogger, Brooke C.
Extreme Sore Fx!!!
I finally got my work-out DVD’s out of the boxes from my parent’s house and finally got a TV and DVD player hooked up and working!!! Eureeka!! (Thank u hubby!)… I was super excited to push play and get my work out on after being such a bum. I finished one day of 21 Day Fix EXtreme from Beachbody and I am so sore I can barely move! I feel kinda pathetic being so sore from something I did everyday, just a few months ago but at least I know I gave it my all.
Walking… I look like an 87 year old woman. Going down the stairs I look like a 2 year old with no certainty I am making the next step without falling down the rest. Sitting …I look like some kind of sad human with hemorrhoids who lost their puppy …and trying to sit on the commode is more like falling and hoping I don’t fall in or off.
Here’s where I’m confused… How am I supposed to work out every day if it literally hurts to even lay down? I feel like my muscles would just totally give out, fail or cramp or worse … I think I’ll do a couple times a week until I get back in shape and then start the actual 21 days.
I find that every time this happens I frantically search the internet for some cure all to the soreness and I never find anything new. I also never find exactly what to do so I figured I’d share because I think it worked pretty well.
So here is how I’m coping with being sore:
1. Start by drinking tons of water
2.Taking some Advil (I don’t normally do this and I don’t know that it helped but I’m desperate)
3.ICE ICE BABY !! It is seriously a miracle how it relieves the pain instantly! I just went from aching spot to aching spot numbing it all!!
now that the pain is a little less intense I’m feeling adventurous…
4. a foam roller is a god sent!!!!! No for real this thing is my best friend that I have neglected it for a long long time. I will never ever do that again!! I started slow with the smaller muscles like my calves and worked my way up, putting more and more body weight on the roller and spent about an hour really getting brave and rolling out all my muscles…. Victory!!! I can now go down stairs!!!
5. Stretch!!! Again starting slow and without bouncing just really stayed still and got deeper into each stretch until it seemed like I was at almost normal mobility.
6. Keep it movin’ buster!! Do not stay still for too long or you will stiffen back up. Even though I was dying to curl up in bed I kept it moving and went about the day suffereing through each step. I kind of thought it was funny how ridiculous i looked, so laughing helps too (except it really hurts !!!)
Anyone else get this sore after not working out for a while?? What tricks do you have? Feels great to be back I must say!! #nopainnogain
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