On Wednesday, I was "challenged" at the gym. I was doing strength training with back, triceps and biceps and it usually calls for step-ups or lunges. First of all, I hate step-ups. I feel silly in the gym doing this and really, really, I do not feel like it is doing anything. Lunges, well, I HATE those even more. P90X has me doing a lot of lunges and due to my weak knees (all in my head), I tend to hold on to the wall when I do lunges to get extra support. In the gym, there is nothing I can hold on to without looking like a wuss.
Okay, back to the story. After I complained (kicked and screamed) that I did not want to do lunges or step-ups, I was given another task. I was to stand on one foot, with the other just off the ground in front of me and sit down and quickly stand up. Do this 10x on each leg. Oh... it was SOOOOOO easy. I still felt a little awkward. The meat heads were looking at me. Some were laughing at me... but I was knocking this out of the park. It was easy... too easy. I laughed at this challenge.
But do you know what? I CAN BARELY WALK! My thighs were sore yesterday but as the day progressed, I started to really feel the burn. Going down stairs = impossible to do without wincing. This morning... well, it hasn't gotten much better. Just stepping out of the bed - ouch. But it is ouch in a good way.
I have two thoughts:
2. It does NOT pay to be cocky in the gym... you just wind up being sore. I really hope I can run tomorrow.
Have you go into a workout cocky and found it kicked your butt?