Ohhh my goodness!! Monday night was the first session of a 3 week Boot Camp class (see Kimberly’s recap for more info about what occurred during the class). Tuesday was one of the MOST painful days I’ve ever had . . .
Walking – Outrageously painful with a tremendously noticeable limp!!! So noticeable that a doctor passed me in the hall and saw me take 2 steps and said “Oh Wells are you limping? Are you alright?” Ummmm, yes sir I’m fine – just a new exercise class. He was very proud of me . . . as I am of myself! Though walking to the mail room, I sure felt like I was a stuffed animal who couldn’t bend my legs.
Bending over to pick up something (can I just say I rarely drop things on the floor but today – today I had to bend over to pick up what felt like a million things) – who knew hamstrings could be so tight and sore? Seriously – did you know those things could hurt so much that bending over was a killer!!!!
Squatting to sit or stand – Definitely makes me scream out in pain – I’ve never wanted to not move so much in my life!!! (I know I know – I have to keep moving, but 2 inches into the squat feels like my quads are going to snap!)
Reaching – for the first 5 straight hours of my job today, guess what I did . . . reached for a paper that was 3’ to my right and handed it to people 3’ on my left . . . that upper oblique (that’s what I’m calling it – it’s the muscle just under your arm pit on the side where your bra is) was impossibly sore! How does that muscle hurt?
So . . . all in all, I’m REALLY sore and cannot imagine doing even one squat tomorrow in class, but I’m going. The soreness is outrageous, but it’s a good hurt. It means I’m challenging my body (in ways that it hates me for) and becoming stronger, fitter, and healthier!!!
Stay tuned to see how things go during tomorrow’s class – OUCH!
p.s. I’m watching the BL marathon – anyone else think that is a PAINFULLY boring course? OMG nothing to look out, no shade – dude, boring!!!!