“A year from today, you’ll wish you started today”
As I get out of bed this morning, and go to stand-up and realize my legs feel like J-E-L-L-O. DOMS STRIKES AGAIN!!! DOMS stands for delayed onset muscle soreness. It’s that soreness you get a day or two after a workout. You know the feeling of, “Oh God can’t move! Don’t touch me! No, I’m not injured, I just did legs yesterday!” Yea, that feeling.
This feeling is a lot of times the reason people either don’t or stop working out.
This pain is necessary for growth. Every time you workout you are tearing muscles. But, it’s when our bodies recover that our muscles grow. After a few workouts, we stop feeling that soreness and the pain. At this point, many people are happy. They continue doing what they are doing to avoid the soreness and the uncomfortable feeling that pushes so many away.
But, you need that pain. Our bodies will adapt to the loads we put on it, and if we don’t change we will remain the same. We must be willing change our routines and try new things to overload our muscles and have that pain to grow.
Morning run tracked by my Fitbit Charge