No pain, no gain

I’m really glad I went to the gym yesterday! It was actually pretty fun, and I haven’t slept as well as I did tonight in weeks.
The only downside is that now my muscles are really sore, and I can’t bend properly. I really hope it will get better soon. Although, they say that tomorrow will be even worse!:(

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6 Responses to No pain, no gain

  1. Meredith says:

    Your body will get used to the exercise but don’t try too hard, especially at first. I think the soreness is one of the biggest issues with people quitting. No one likes to hurt. Take it a little easier for the first 3-4 weeks until your body gets used to being used in a different way. ( By the way, there are 2 different “Meredith’s” writing to you. Funny coincidence because it is somewhat of an unusual name. I am the one who asked you about the song and I’m from the Seattle area.)

  2. Araceli Estrada says:

    I don’t love the soreness either but I promise it gets better. :-) I experience it every time I feel I have reached a plateau and decide to work out a little harder. The key to living through the pain is to not overwork the muscles in the beginning. A day off in between workouts is ideal. This will allow your muscles to recover and before you know it you will experience less pain after every workout. It’s sounds like you are really enjoying it. Happy exercising!

  3. Nina says:

    Oh I really love that feeling actually =) It makes me feel like I did accomplish something good and that I used my muscles, all of them. It shows that your muscles were a bit out of shape and after one or two weeks they will get used to being used and they will be more flexible, so your pain will certainly go away. The trick is, don’t exercise too hard, put some time (1-2 days) between your workouts and always do your exercise before your workout to prepare your body for it and after your workout to finish it and cool your muscles down slowly. Also a warm shower after and keeping muscles warm during workout may help too if the pain bothers you so much. I hope these will be helpful for you and I’m glad you liked your gym experience =) Oh and one last thing, please keep your back warm for a few days, it helps the pain while bending.

  4. Karen says:

    Usually the second day is the worst when it comes to muscle soreness. Drink a lot of water and if it’s in your legs walk it off. That way there’s more blood flow in your legs and the lactic acid (which causes muscle soreness) will go away quicker.

    I don’t like muscle soreness but at the same time it does make me feel accomplished :)

  5. Arantxa says:

    I’m so glad you decided to sign up to the gym, I did too, yesterday I went to my first yoga class, lasted 2 hours and now I have stiffness in every part of my body! I feel totally stupid, it’s hard to walk normally:) And tomorrow I have class again! I am happy because I really liked but had never imagined that it was so difficult and could exercise many muscles!

    Hopefully soon our bodies get used to new life and stop having pain to feel really good!

    Good Luck!

  6. Manderz says:

    I love the feeling of sore muscles after working out – to a point. One thing I have learned that works for me to keep the stiffness from getting too bad is to make sure I move my body in the days following a work-out. Stretching, yoga, walking – just get the blood flowing a bit.

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