“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” - Jim Rohn
Well look at you, showing up for week two! ✌️ I hope you’re feeling ready to go after all that mindset work, self-care and reflection time. And now it’s time for another awesome week!
But hold up for a sec! ✋ I know you may be feeling strong and motivated and excited to crush it in your workouts. And I definitely want to you feel stronger and more confident, but don’t overdo it!
I know as you’re getting back on track, you may think you need to push hard and really ‘go for it.’ 💪 Which is fine, as long as you aren’t pushing outside of your body’s true ability.
And when you are just getting back into things, soreness and even injury are much more likely to happen. Which obviously, that’s a huge bummer and will just throw you further off track. 😔 But No More Being Sore, because this week we’re going to go over how to prevent and deal with soreness, and even injury as you get back into things.
The simplest way to avoid or alleviate sore muscles is to drink plenty of WATER!! 💦 I’m mentioning it first because it's the most important thing we can do to help our body function well in general. But you especially need to hydrate to heal those muscles that have been working so hard. Muscle cells need water for optimal performance. I mean, think about when you are sick and dehydrated and those awful muscle cramps and pains set in. So imagine how your muscles will feel if you are working them that hard and then not hydrating them. Yikes. 😬
The minimum goal just for normal activity is half your body weight in ounces. So when we’re working hard like this, you should be drinking even more.