Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The burn is supposed to go away soon, right?

I took Monday off from cursing Jillian Michaels, but I did work out this morning pre-work. I do actually think it's a good time to work out. Not getting up any earlier. Just actually getting up when I wake up, go downstairs, and want to die for 20 minutes. When I was finished and walking out to my car... I felt GREAT.

My back.. still doing good. I'm trying to be very careful not to do anything too strenuous for my back. My quads? Totally different story. It hurts to walk... it hurts to stand up... it hurts to sit down. It hurts thinking about doing those three things. I did run across the street at get smaller weights though. I think my 5 lb weights are a bit much, especially for shoulder exercises. So I'm using 3s instead. I think it's a good plan.

But what do I do about this burning? This hurting to bend over.. hurting when I bend my legs.. hurting WHEN I KNIT (for serious--my biceps and pecs hurt really bad when I'm knitting. Who knew those muscles were engaged while knitting!) Anyone have any "oh dear god make it stop hurting" tips besides rolling around in a tub filled with icy hot? I don't want to smell like icy hot.

I know that when it hurts like this, it's good hurt. And that I should keep going. Let me tell you how difficult that is. I did some MAJOR cheating today (did not do all the pushups. did not do all the shoulder presses, or the side lunges). I know it's supposed to get better. But right now, it doesn't feel like it's going to get any better. This is the part where I usually quit. But I can't quit this time. My chiropractor and my doctor will yell at me again... a lot... if i quit again. I need some non-quitting "you can do this" mojo.


Fidgeting Gidget said...

You can do this!

Do it for me, too, wouldya? I quit that a long time ago. But I have a valid excuse...hahahaha, the TV I was using is now at our house in MI and I don't have room in my living room. AKA I'm lazy.

*Di said...

heating pads are my favorite. I sit on one when eating dinner after a workout (and sometimes in the morning when eating breakfast, but that's just because I'm cold). It helps keep the muscles loose, and then it's less painful to stretch - which is REALLY what helps work out the lactic acid and the burning..