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shyla2001
06-04-2007, 07:26 PM
I worked out hard yesterday. I'm trying to get back into exercising (I'm pretty out of shape), so the lunges kicked my arse (well, legs). So it hurts to walk today. Am I just supposed to suck it up & do cardio anyway? It would just be walking / or elliptical. I'd rather not, but I'm sure you girls will tell me to get to it! ;) :carrot:


mandalinn82
06-04-2007, 07:39 PM
Shyla - In short, yes. Get going.

Long answer - take some ibuprofen or Aleve, drink lots of water, and get moving. The best thing you can do for stiff, over-worked muscles is getting more bloodflow/circulation to them...and the best way to do that is to use those muscles in some cardio. It will make them feel better to get the blood moving through them, so hop on that elliptical!

shyla2001
06-04-2007, 07:47 PM
Ahhh... ibuprofen. I didn't even THINK of that! Thanks! Changing into workout clothes now.....


shyla2001
06-04-2007, 09:59 PM
Can I get a Yay Me?? I did it, even though I was sore and every bone in my body didn't WANT to!? Yay me! 30 mins on elliptical machine

mandalinn82
06-04-2007, 10:05 PM
Yay you!

apoundatatime
06-04-2007, 10:08 PM
YOU GO GIRL!!! The aches and pains WILL lessen, and they'll lessen quicker if you keep at it.

shyla2001
06-04-2007, 10:23 PM
Thanks ladies! I feel better, now that I did it.