Thursday, January 14, 2016
Tears on my pillow...err...mat
See, I'm a big modifier on some exercises because if I feel like it's something that the instructors can do five reps in the time it would take me to do one, I just do something else. It's not because I don't want to do the exercise but I want to keep my calorie burn up so I do something I can count on to be similar but keep the heart rate hummin'. When we started this program, I told myself I wanted to keep modifying to a minimum and really try to do the exercises that might be awkward. During the cardio portion, I was doing well. I think I only slightly modified one time because it was something that would've hurt me based on painful past experiences. I was hopeful.
Then we went into the ab workout and not really a single exercise didn't include the legs. My hips were already screaming and I was trying to remain faithful to my no modify mental declaration but I finally had to relent with tears streaming down my cheeks onto the mat. When the time came to roll onto the belly to do back bows, after about 2 raises up, both of my legs seized up into hellacious charlie horses. Seriously!? I can't even do an effing back bow without my legs going into searing pain. I mean I know there are leg day memes for a reason...
Thankfully dinner was 2nd day chili so he heated it and the bread while I sat with ice packs behind my knees.
I was very grateful for the help on both fronts. Thanks hon!
All I can do is continue to roll and massage until the beasts release for good...or until the next leg day. Today is a little cardio and all over strength and I am dreaming of tomorrow which is their yoga/stretch day.
Do you curse leg day or get out of it unscathed?
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