Saturday, January 26, 2008

My commitment

I joined Body Combat class last Thursday and I still have sore body until today ugh... My legs, back, deltoid/shoulders are in pain.

Here is the benefit you'll get from Body Combat (taken from Les Mils site):
  • Improves heart and lung function and reduces the risk of heart disease

  • Tones and shapes key muscle groups

  • Burns calories for a leaner body

  • Improves co-ordination and agility

  • Improves bone density

  • Improves posture and core strength and stability

  • Builds self-confidence

Since I need to loose some weights, I have made commitment to myself that I will try my best to exercise everyday and also join this Body Combat class every once in a week, hopefully I can lose this unwanted fat soon.

And in result I won't defeated by this sore body, I need to stay strong and motivated :D

However, I was looking for tips How to Ease Sore Muscle and here is what I got:


Sore muscles can be cause by numerous things ranging from sleeping or sitting awkwardly, lifting heavy objects or an accident. Massage therapists, sports creams and medications are available to relieve sore, tight muscles. But before spending money, try these simple remedies at home to ease aching muscles.

  1. Apply an ice pack for 20 minutes to any area that hurts. Repeat this every hour until the pain subsides.
  2. Stretch the sore area gently to rid your body of lactic acid, which contributes to the pain.
  3. Walk 15 to 30 minutes at least once a day to increase circulation throughout your body. This will also help deliver much-needed oxygen to the sore muscles.
  4. Drink a minimum of eight glasses (64 oz.) of water daily - more if you're active - to hydrate your body.
  5. Avoid strenuous activity as long as you're in pain.
Tips and Warnings
  • Be sure to warm up before exercising and stretching.
  • For people with chronic conditions or continual episodes of pain, heat can work better than ice (if you are not treating an acute injury). Try a heating pad, or a warm shower or bath.
  • Taking an over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication, such as ibuprofen, may also reduce muscle soreness.
  • Avoid exercising or stretching to the point of pain.
I will do 15 - 30 minutes walking after this, and hopefully it will help to ease my sore body.

Wish me luck people, hopefully I can stick to my plan and won't bail out when I reach the gym today.

7 comments: said...

Wish you luck inspirator :-) Pls don't forget share your achievement. Am still the sleepy head princess.

Geggie said...

Good luck on your new adventure!

Jennifer said...

wow. no wonder you are still sore from that, i wouldn't be able to move!! but it sounds awesome. i can't wait for the day that i can go back to the gym... but it will be a long long time for that day to come.
good luck with your next class!
hugs, jenn

F.R.E.D.Y said...

There will be pain in the 1st few week! gotta bare with it! hehe.. tried yoga?

imaginary binky said...

Is Body Combat anything like Tae Bo? Tae Bo kicks my ass and takes names. Bleah!

Bambang Aroengbinang said...

gud lak ya nduk, strong will prevails

Anonymous said...

But you are going to look so so so hot! Keep an eye to the prize. Beauty doesn't come pain-free :)

I wish we have classes like that.