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Friday, May 25, 2012

Increasing my energy and activity level is exhausting LOL!

I've been consciously increasing my physical activity level and found myself exhausted by 9pm last night with aching muscles.  That is good news, right?

That led me to wondering how the contestants on The Biggest Loser and Dancing with the Stars keep going with days filled with exercise.  I think I need to drink more water, be careful to stretch before doing things like weeding and keep going even when I am achy and tired.  Hopefully there will be a turning point in how my body is reacting!  I found some encouragement on WebMD which said that the muscle soreness is due to unaccustomed activity and doing it again will result in less aching as the muscles get used to the workout.  They also said that it takes about 48 hours for the aches to set in so I need to think about what I was doing 2 days ago and wait a day before doing that again so the muscles can repair themselves.

Today and tomorrow is filled with Friends of the Library book sale activities and (lucky us) tomorrow when we are outside all day it is supposed to be in the 90s.  All for a good cause but I will be wilted by the time it is over.  Hubby is helping with the setup on Saturday morning and fixing dinner that evening so I don't have to think about that.  Usually we raise about $4,500 from each of these sales and my goal is to top the record so far for our May sale which was $4,451 last year.  At $0.50 to $2 for most books that is a lot of books to get outside and sell!  Thankfully we have a great group of volunteers.

So off to move some books to get ready for tomorrow's sale.  Wish us luck in selling books!

8 comments:

  1. I'm sitting here with ice on my shins thanks to my new found desire to run a 5K. Needless to say I'm going s l o w, but even then my muscles are so sore!

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  2. Good luck with your book sale tomorrow and don't forget the water bottle!!!!!

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    1. Thanks - we have a cooler full of water bottles on ice to make sure the volunteers stay well!

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  3. I have been exhausted all week because of my new job...I can relate. Good for you on the increase in exercise. It should be a good thing! Have fun with your sale.

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    1. Congrats on the new job and sorry you are feeling exhausted. Exercise is a good thing - I wasn't complaining!

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  4. I just about die for a week after any kind of exercise, be it Gardening or Walking. But it is all my own fault, you have to keep it up, your muscles will thank you for it in the end.....

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    1. Gardening is the worst for me due to all of the bending over! Keeping at it is important.

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