Owwwweeee! (lol). I completed my very first week of my first challenge! It feels good to have one week under my belt but MAN DO I HURT! I'm walking around like Frankenstein! I hurt from my nose all the way to my toes. I now realize that I was much more out of shape that I originally thought and a little disgusted with myself to tell you the truth. I know this weeks weight training will continue to build muscle and will hurt along the way but I'm hoping it wont hurt as much as I do now! Keeping my fingers crossed. ;-))
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Hiya Frank! I know that "zombie walking" feeling well. Each week as you increase intensity gradually you will continue to feel that soreness. Some supplements can ease that a bit, I don't take any except for fish oil and protein powder so I wear the sore muscles as a badge of honor.
Congrats on your first week. You are going to do great if you continue to work hard and stay disciplined.
LOL! Thanks. I am proud of the hurt but man...it hurts! I look forward to a time in the future when it doesn't hurt to sit, stand, walk, lift. THAT will feel good!! :-))))
I am glad you are sore. In this lifestyle, proper soreness becomes something you strive for.
I still hate it when I am only sore for a measly 24 hours after a workout. Would much prefer it to be sore for 36 hours or longer.
Congrats on the soreness. I'm only one week ahead of you and definitely feel your pain!
Speaking from experience; you will begin to crave the pain. Should you hit a plateau point, and inevitably you will, you will be thirsting for the pain of lactic acid after a good weight lifting workout!
That said, I've heard icy-hot or heating pads can be a good friend, especially in the beginning! Best of luck to you!
Blessed5 - Its fun to watch your workout routine level up. When I first began this program, my heaviest weight was 8 pounds in each hand. I'm pushing 20 now and am hoping to finally hit 25#, making a total of 50 pounds when I bench. I only have 3 weeks to go!
Walk off the soreness!! It's good to know your body is working hard and changing! With every sore muscle comes stronger, leaner arms/ legs!
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