Aug 10, 2009


I have an appointment with my trainer today at 12:30. I haven't seen her in about 6 months. I haven't even lifted a weight in about 3 months. I shall be sore (but happy, I hope).

Any advice to avoid soreness?

Udpate (3:30 pm):

I had a GREAT session with the trainer. She took it a little easy on me, knowing how long it's been since we've had a session together...but she still worked me hard. Did squats (my favorite, ugh), shoulders, abs, triceps, box jumps, biceps, and a few other exercises. My body feels tired and worked, but even better is the mood boost I got from such a good workout. Why is it so easy to forget how absolutely fantastic you feel after a workout?
I've had a rough month, and wasn't really working out at all because of all the dizziness and panic. After just an hour with some weights and some sweat, I feel better than I've felt since vacation at the end of June!

Will try to stretch as much as possible to avoid some soreness. And drink lots of water!


  1. Hope this next month is better for you! Yes, it really does feel GOOD after getting some exercise. It's good to make that a habit. :-D

    Definitely drink lots of water. One other thing that helps muscle soreness is an epsom salt bath. Walmart has some good smelling stuff, Lavender or Eucalyptus and Spearmint.

  2. glad you had such a wonderful session! If I were to think of how great I feel after a workout, I would probably work out a lot more. Stretch, stretch, stretch!

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog and the welcome to the HYC! I appreciate it!

  4. Great job on the workout!! You make it sound like awesome fun! :)

    And keep up with the stretching too!~~ I need to remind myself to do the same hehe.