Essential Oils, Exercise, Fitness

One Month Down!

One month to go!

I am seriously dumbfounded that a month has gone by already.  I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I had a great day, eating myself into a coma.  My mom made some gluten-free stuffing that was probably the highlight of the meal for me.  I was sad that I was going to miss out on my favorite side dish, but thankfully GF bread exists (even though it costs nearly 3 times as much as a standard loaf of bread, and is half the size).  The whole meal was amazing, hence the eating myself into a coma part.  As was said several times that day, “The meal is not over when I’m full, the meal is over when I hate myself.”  Thank you, Louis C.K.  After last year, I wanted to indulge a bit more.  I may have gone a little overboard.  I think next year I need to find a happy medium.  Somewhere between satisfied and hating myself.  

As I’ve been crossing the days off my calendar after finishing workouts, I hadn’t really been paying too much attention to the regular calendar month.  This morning, I realized that I was starting the second month of this schedule with 2-a-days.  I’m going to be honest, last week, I was exhausted.  It must have been a particularly hard week, because Wednesday last week, I was so close to skipping the evening workout.  I will say though, to be feeling that way after almost a month, I consider myself lucky.  But the fact that I’m one month down, I feel a little more reinvigorated and ready to tackle the next month.

One of the things that has helped me get through these 2-a-days has been a topical lotion/rub I have for sore muscles.  It’s an all-natural alternative to help relieve the soreness from exercise.

I’ve enjoyed using it because it relieves the achy feelings I have after working out really hard.  Especially these last couple of days, I’ve been lifting weights, (and going up in weight), and have been so sore, that I have trouble getting up from sitting down!  Now, trust me, I like the feeling of being sore as much as the next person.  But I also need to be able to move.  I still feel sore, but not quite so sluggish.  Especially on the days with two workouts, I need to be able to move and get the second workout in!  So using the lotion  I can get up, but I still have that “rewarding” soreness that tells me I’m still improving.

Anybody else enjoy the soreness?  I know I can’t be the only one. What do you use to help relieve the pain?



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