For the majority of the day on Sunday I felt like I had been in a drunken bar fight the night before.** My body ached, I was stiff, my muscles were fatigued and I was lethargic…A hot mess I tell you!
As I mentioned in this post about embracing my body image, I’ve been attending spinning and pilates classes, and for not only my physical health, but my mental health.
On Sunday after spinning, my physical and mental health were shot—and it was official, my exercise session kicked my butt to the curb!
Like I said in my confessions post, I’ve “exercised,” but it has generally been intermittent, not a daily regimen.
I’ve heard of muscle memory before…that after a while your body gets better at doing the activity because it adapts to the movements. But a month out, my muscles don’t seem to remember sh*t and I am struggling my friends!
For those of you regular exercise enthusiasts can you help me? What’s going on? How long does it take (generally speaking) to feel like my body is finally in the groove?
**I’ve never been in a bar fight, so if my description is off, please know I was only using it to get your attention, not from actual experience.