Monday, February 21, 2011

Totally Over-Did It...

You know that kettlebell class I took on Saturday?  Well, I TOTALLY over-did it and am now paying for it in a big way.

I knew I would be pretty sore, but I had no idea it would be THIS sore.  Yesterday and today I could hardly move.  Every step makes me cringe in pain.  Getting up from a sitting position is torture, and forget about squatting down.  Totally out of the question.  Its mostly just my quads, hams, and buttocks that is unbearably painful.  But it's causing me to walk funny, which is causing my hips to go out which is, in turn, causing back/hip pain.

Yup, definitely over-did it.  It's one thing to be a little sore after a good workout, but this is just stupid.  I can hardly walk, let alone go to the gym and hop on the elliptical.  Today is *maybe* 10% better than yesterday.  I'm going to my mom's house tonight after the boys are in bed to sit in her hot tub.  Hopefully I can scorch some of the pain out of my muscles.  LOL

So yeah... let this be a warning to you.  Working hard is good.  Over-doing it, notsomuch.

Anyone have any quick and legitimate remedies for insanely sore muscles?   *cringecry*

On a positive note, I am down 2.7 lbs. this week.  I am a bit concerned that I'm not getting enough calories in, though.  Which might explain some of my plateau these last several weeks.  Today I consumed 650ish calories.  I'm not hungry and I'm going to bed in about three hours.  I think I may get too few calories probably three days a week most weeks.  I need more of a balance from day-to-day.  Any tips on how to up my calories without filling up on junk?


  1. Reminds me of when I worked out with a trainer. I was in so much pain that I couldn't work out again for a week, which kind of defeats the purpose of exercise. Need to do it more than once a week to help with weight loss. Soaking in Epsom salts helps me - and taking ibuprofen.

  2. alternate ice and heat to the sore muscles. and drink a protein shake for extra calories!

  3. What are you eating for breakfast? I usually have a protein bar which is about 200 calories in itself. I would try that early in the morning and then maybe get a snack in if you're just eating three meals per day.

    You might have to give us a breakdown of exactly what you're eating. :)

  4. Massage your muscles.. it is believed that one of the by-products of working out is lactic acid being left behind in your muscles.. massages helps release the lactic acid. Try it!