Well friends, it finally happened... I went to the gym! On Monday my office opened late due to the weather which meant I had time to get up at the normal time and go the gym. I did 20 minutes on the treadmill a 4.0 speed and then did all the leg machines AND squats with the bar. When I left the gym I felt a little guilty because it's not like I broke a major sweat nor did I feel like my heart rate went way up. It almost felt like a waste. Then I woke up the next morning... holy moly, I was sore! So sore that it hurt to go to the bathroom, to tie my shoes, to get up from my desk at work. Ouch!
I was talking to one of my friends later that night and he said that I had DOMS. I initially thought that was like how "totes" means "totally" and "DOMS" meant "dominated" because I totally got dominated at the gym! But no, DOMS is an acronym for Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. So yep, I got DOMS! According to Wikipedia it is brought on by "unaccustomed or strenuous exercise." Well, I can't say that it was all that strenuous but unaccustomed, yes! It's been like a whole year since these muscles have lifted any weights so they were certainly unaccustomed to this kind of exercise.
I am so sore that it is now Wednesday and it still hurts to walk and not resemble the Tin Man. Just stepping off the curb makes me cringe! But I will be there tomorrow and plan to kill my upper body so I am even :)
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How about y'all? What did you give up for Lent?