I started a diet and exercise program this week, so right now it hurts even to type. 🙂 It’s a local program at a gym and one of the things I like about it is the accountability portion. For some reason, I keep starting exercise and/or food modification programs, then falling off the wagon, if you’ll forgive the cliché. This program requires me to show up at the gym 5 days a week for exercise and to go over my meal plans with them (both what I’m going to eat and what I’ve eaten).
I’ve signed up for 8 weeks of this. (Do you think I can get out of that contract by being certified as nuts? 🙂 ). My hope is that, by the end, I’ll have broken some bad habits and replaced them with newer, healthier ones.
Having never gone to a gym and exercised, I was intimidated when I showed up. But something pretty special happened that first day in my group. I was, as I expected, the last one in from the timed lunge/squat/1mile run portion of the program. But everyone in my class, who could have gone home once they were done, stayed and clapped me in.
I have to tell you, having them root me in made it feel like I’d just finished the NY City Marathon. Okay, so yes, I also felt like that physically, but the emotional rush had me in tears.
It felt great. And that euphoria, hopefully, will carry me through until my muscles adjust to the program and stop complaining.
So…anybody got any tips for soothing sore muscles?