I've been losing weight steadily for about 14 months now, and I've been exercising the whole way -- just walking, mind you, but about 4-5 miles five days a week, so not just strolling.
Anyway, about three weeks ago I bit the bullet and had the fitness coordinator at the Y where I work design a strength training program for me (I needed some things tweaked because I have early onset osteoarthritis and a neurological disorder.) So. After the first session, I had muscle soreness (especially in my upper thighs) for three or four days afterwards. Like, to the point where if I dropped something on the floor, I seriously considered leaving it there because it was so painful to squat and pick it up. *L* It was nothing I couldn't bear, mind you, but it definitely reminded me that I had worked those muscles.
But then....after that first workout....the muscle soreness just *went away*. And never came back. Like, okay, my muscles will be slightly sore for, like, an hour after my workout, but after that, *nothing*. And I guess what I'm wondering is: does this absence of soreness mean that my workout isn't doing anything? Does it mean I'm doing something wrong, I wonder? I don't know.
Or (holy crap, I just thought about this) could it be making a difference that on the day I did my first workout, I just did my weight training and then went home, whereas after that, every time I did my weight training, I would then go into the cardio room and do thirty or forty minutes of working out in there?
I'm going to ask my trainer about it on Monday, but I'd really love to know if I'm the only person who's ever experienced this. I know I'm not *that* fit (though I wasn't a total noob when I started) but it just seems to me that, well...shouldn't this hurt at least a little?