I am SO SORE.
It just needs to be stated. I honestly haven’t felt like this since back in my university soccer days during pre-season training camp. Ahh yes, three 2-hour practices a day. We’d all go hobbling up the hill together afterwards to soak our muscles in the physio-room ice bath and complain about our impaired bodies.
I am pretty much feeling the same way this week from my baby boot camp. Sure, I worked out moderately throughout my pregnancy, but it doesn’t matter right now. I am feeling every lunge, squat, overhead press, and hill sprint in my muscles. I can’t imagine how I’d be feeling if I’d led a sedentary last year of my life. I suppose I probably couldn’t even do the boot camp if that was the case. Yep, everything hurts…and I love it!!! I strangely enjoy having sore muscles. It’s just that extra indication that all the sweat and grit work is actually ‘doing something’.
Just as a side note… sore muscles are not the same as muscle pain. There is a big difference!
I’ve had some great workouts so far this week thanks to the trainers and being in group environment. Some of the girls are on their 3rd round of baby boot camp (with 6 month olds and older), so I’m forced to keep up with them. I know for a fact that I wouldn’t push myself this hard if I wasn’t in this type of fitness environment.
Getting back into a fitness routine has inspired my blog post today: Workout Wednesday. I am going to routinely post a workout, or something workout related, every Wednesday. During my pregnancy, it was difficult to post many worthwhile workouts for you guys, as I couldn’t do too much myself (especially in the 3rd trimester). So, hopefully this will be at the start to a nice little blog routine over here.
Here’s a full body one for this week that is sure to make you sweat! It’s probably best in a gym setting, but could definitely be done at home with a few modifications. Make sure to use a bench with a decent height off the floor and don’t be afraid to increase your dumbbell weights. Your muscles won’t benefit from weights that are too light for your fitness level.
Squats w/ Weight
Step Ups On Bench
Change lead foot each time.
Make sure to load a good playlist that will pump you up and keep you motivated (40-45 minutes). I know from experience that once you hit the ’40 reps’ round, the going gets tough! My workout/driving/dancing around the kitchen song on repeat this week is Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke (feat TI and Pharell)! My bestie recommended this song to me a couple of weeks ago, and ever since I’ve heard it non-stop on the radio here. Pump it uppppp.
Happy first day of May!!