Seriously. It’s working. Hang in there.
Y’know, the other morning I worked out at home. I did an Insanity Max 30 workout that I hadn’t done in a long time (if ever). And honestly – it kicked my butt. In fact, it kicked my butt so well that it’s three full days later and I’m still sore: my butt, my back, my legs, my arms, my shoulders.
It was an intense workout and I definitely know I worked for the results. I was tired, sweaty, out of breath, and exhausted the rest of the day.
A lot of people will work out and then give up when their bodies are sore. WTF?
Newsflash: You’re going to be sore! You’re also going to be tired, and sweaty, and out of breath. You may also be hungrier than usual. It’s inevitable – especially if you’re unaccustomed to (vigorous) exercise.
In fact, any time you do something where your body is moving in such a manner that it’s not used to (ie. if you’re suddenly mopping your new hardwood floors when you’re used vacuuming carpet) you’re going to be sore. Don’t give up. I mean, you’re not going to stop mopping your floors because your back hurts, right? Give it time. You will get used to it. You will get stronger.
Hang in there.