Recently, I went from sedentary to active.
Saturday: 1 hour on the treadmill, alternating between walking 1.5 minutes, then jogging 1 minute.
Sunday: 50 minutes on the elliptical at level 1 resistance, traveling like 4.5 miles.
Monday: Same as Saturday...
And today? I tried doing Sunday's thing again, but I had to quit at the 25 minute mark. My pace was slightly slower than on Sunday, but I was sweating like a pig the whole time. At 25 minutes I stopped for a brief break, and my heart felt like it was pounding out of my chest. I got back on after my heart slowed down, but I could only bear another 5 minutes. The Sunday work out was hard, but not unbearable like today's!
These past few days, I've felt sooooooo sore. SO sore. Like, going down stairs in the morning is a killer. I wonder if today's work out was too hard because my body is trying to recover? I've been eating healthy and plenty, so I don't think food was my problem. Though I did take a flaxseed oil tablet today for the first time... but I doubt that would prohibit me.
Do you think my body is just tired from pushing it so hard? Was it good that I stopped, or should I have sat down for a few minutes and then pushed through this? Can I continue this routine tomorrow, or should I give my body a rest? (I plan on resting on Sunday--is that too far away?)
Admittedly, I was slightly less sore today than I was the other two days... but not by much. I still hate standing up.