and jelly arms, and jelly shoulders, and even jelly wrists. That is what body pump has done to me today! Washing my hair was hard work and I could only manage the hairdryer for a few minutes!
It was not on last week, and it is always hard after a week off anyway. But coupled with the fact that it is a new one (and really hard– in a few tracks you have to go down a weight as it is so hard), and also that during the back and lunges you have to keep your squats weight on (and normally I go a teensy bit lower than the squats) means that I am made of jelly.
Seriously even typing is hard work- I hope I can drive my car tomorrow.
But honestly, body pump is fab.
Other news- I gave the box of chocolates to someone at work today who fixed my computer 🙂 He loves chocolate, I love a computer that works- it’s a win-win!
Thanks for all the comments yesterday- my main aim is to finish the marathon (and enjoy it) and while I would like an achievable goal to aim for, I don’t want to get hung up on pb (but I do want to eat a lot of peanut butter 😉 ). I suppose I will become more aware of what I might be able to do as I complete longer runs. So watch this space.
Now, how on earth am I going to clean my teeth………..
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Haha yes my arms in particular were like jelly in Pump today! Super shaky!
Don’t worry, I’m defo gonna keep watching this space! Can’t wait to read all about your marathon training! 🙂
Good luck with the teeth cleaning and driving! 😛
Thanks- I think I will manage it, just!
You make me miss BodyPump more and more. I really miss those jelly-body days. 😛 Hope you’re able to move tomorrow!
Aw thanks- I would be pretty upset if the gym cancelled this class.
Maria – buy a copy of this month’s Runners World.
Mine arrived yesterday and I confess to only flicking through but there is a focus on marathon planning and training as well as an article on goal setting. They might be of interest.
Thanks for the heads up 🙂 Sounds really good!
I quite like the wobbly body syndrome after a good workout, at least you know you’ve worked hard. I think your aim for the marathon is spot on 🙂
First off, thanks so much for your lovely comment on my last post 🙂 I think you should write about it! It’s something people don’t talk about as much–especially not the effort that is put into managing weight. The thing I wanted to get across is that it’s not effortless–it takes conscious work. But if you put that work in, then it’s pretty achievable. I think it’d be really interesting to read your perspective though. Like you say, you obviously have a lot of thoughts on it!
As for the jelly feeling, that’s glycogen depletion. If you have some fast release carbs immediately afterwards–a banana, a nakd bar, sth like that–then that will help 🙂
I might well do a post about it 🙂
As for the jelly legs- I think I need it during the class haha! Thanks!
I’ve had that jelly like feeling in my legs after the gym a few times this week. I just go with it though and know that I must have had a really good workout! 😛
Yeah exactly although I feel exhausted I also feel great so I know it is doing some good!
sleep tight Jelly 🙂 hope you feel set in the morning.
Thanks- I was stiff in the morning but for a good reaosn at least!
Hope you’re not feeling quite so jellified anymore! I love/hate that feeling, you know you’ve worked hard but it hurts!!
Exactly- its good and bad at the same time!