Yesterday I had my 6-week doctor checkup. It was amazing to hear that I was ALL CLEARED and everything was great. Although I had started walking and some light exercise a week ago I am finally ready to get back into some of my old workouts and moving more. The most important thing I have been doing is listening to my body. I think we all know when we have over did it or when it’s okay to push it a little more.
On Sunday I did the first disc of the T-25 workout. Shaun T really knows how to kick butt… but he also has an easier version of the workout and one of his instructors demonstrates the modified exercises so I followed her. It still had my heart rate up and 25 minutes was plenty for a first full body workout!! I have done most of the exercises before and it’s similar to my style of boot camp training so I was all for it.. I can’t wait to try his next workout!
Last night at boot camp, I was much more involved in the exercises and was able to do more. I still have to ease back into the jumping exercises and core work but I already feel like I made progress by participating in more of the boot camp workout. The workout was based on cardio & strength using body weight and man did it feel great to sweat! I know it’s gross but wiping sweat off my face felt nice.. I haven’t done that in a couple months!
When I got home my inner thighs and glutes were FIRED up! A mini-stretch session is a must today! I can feel how tight my quads are today and I know they will thank me if I get them warmed up and give them a good stretch.
I prefer to do a light warm-up before stretching, that way I get some blood flow to my muscles!
My to do list for stretching today: Quads, Glutes, Hamstrings, IT Band, & Calves
I will take some pictures of the stretches I do so you can try them yourself at home.
Do you stretch? Do yoga? How do you keep your muscles loose?