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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