Thursday, July 23, 2009

Boot Camp

(So this is what I feel like I did yesterday...A little exaggerated??? Maybe :)

Yesterday morning I woke up at 6:10 am to make it to a 7:00 am Boot Camp Aerobics class. This class started at the beginning of July and I had wanted to go so bad to help me get in shape. This however was the first week I was able to go. I stretched a little before the class and then it was time to start! As we began the first 5 minutes I began thinking, “Good Grief!! Is he serious?” I thought that my legs were going to fall off after the first five minutes!! The good thing is that it did not feel like a 45 minute class. All day yesterday my legs were shaking. I don’t think that I worked my legs out like that in awhile. I was so glad to get home and take the heels off. I began to move slower and slower as the day progressed. Of course Chad found it hysterical that I did a 45 minute class and it had that affect on me. I politely told him to shut up. I could tell my muscles were going to be sore today so I tried everything to prevent it. I took a hot bath, had some Advil, and yes with no shame broke out our brand new heating pad!! My Gluteus Maximus is beyond repair! (Thought everyone would enjoy the link. I know y'all know what it is). I’m sitting down slowly, rising slowly, walking slowly and as far as stairs are concerned you can forget it. My lower back is in pain, my quads are mad at me and making my life very difficult today, my shoulders, arms, and neck are in dire pain!! As you can see the workout covered my entire body. I know in the long run it is good for me but today I will continue to sit in pain while Chad laughs at me in the evening until it goes away. Despite all of the above I will be going back next Wednesday because I want to prove to myself I can do it!!

Any suggestions for sore muscles???


Michael said...

Tiger balm. That'll make all your worries disappear.

Anonymous said...

Try not to stay in one position for too long. Keep moving as much as possible to prevent muscle stiffness. It may hurt right now, but it WILL get better as you keep moving!
-Coach Louis "Bootcamp Instructor"

Brandy said...

I agree with Michael; Tiger Balm will help you! Also, continuously stretch your muscles as much as you can. Have Chad give you a massage to help as well. :)

Laura said...

I'll try some tiger balm:) We tried the massage thing last night and it hurt...didn't feel too good:)

Such inspiring words from my now favorite instructor:) I'm hanging in there and will be back next week for some more!!

Tina said...

I say eat a cookie. That always makes me feel better. Or I could send Tristan over to kick you.