So, if this week included your first exercise session for weeks, months, years or ever and your muscles feel sore and it was all a struggle - it's normal!! Don't let this stop you, my attitude is, "if you're sore do more". Get the body warmed up the next day and the blood pumping back to those sore muscles by doing a bit more of the same. For me it helps recovery and also prevents sitting back on that sofa indefinitely.
Expect some soreness and look at it as a compliment from the body telling you you worked it well and put in lots effort. I'm sorry but "no pain no gain" carries some truth. Praise your achievements instead of wallowing in excuses for never doing it again. Nothing worth doing ever comes easy, but it is worth it!
Caroline at Stamford class Wednesday said, "it's good to get back to normal" to which I replied, with a big smile, " that's how it should feel, normal to be here".
Exercise only becomes normal when you've made a habit of it and it's part of your weekly routine. When that routine is interrupted it's then that it should feel abnormal, with you craving to get moving again.
So learn to relish your workouts, carry on, move forward and exercise like you and your body deserve it. Don't treat exercise as a punishment or dread it, learn to love it!!
Since Monday each day as got easier and yes, I am still sore in places, but that feels great!