Phase 2, Day 50: Cardio Flow (aka The One with Sun and Soreness)

Some days, you just gotta let the scenery do the work.

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Couldn’t have framed this any better myself.

Today I did Cardio Flow atop a grassy knoll in a park close to my house.

I spent the majority of the workout on the lookout for errant pieces of dog shit so as to not plant my hand in it during spider push-ups. Thankfully, I chose well and avoided that mishap.

But I still didn’t enjoy Cardio Flow.

Also, for those of you who are like me and were dreading having to do eight reps of each exercise in Phase 3, *SPOILER ALERT* Autumn changes it up at the last minute. She takes it down to four reps of each exercise, but instead of building each exercise on top of the other, you go for broke each time and do anywhere from 8-10 reps of the ENTIRE 10 exercises together.

So, it’s been awhile, but I have a pro tip that may be helpful:
PRO TIP #41: IF YOU ARE SORE, TRY TAKING TURMERIC CAPSULES.

Last night I played soccer. For the past few months, every time I play on Friday night, I feel fine on Saturday, but come Sunday and Monday, I can barely walk and am wondering if I tore both quads and hamstrings. Yet I am still able to workout, so it’s obviously not tears.

Today, I learned about something called delayed onset of muscle soreness (“DOMS”). Google it. Sadly, scientists still don’t know a lot about it, or how to treat it. But a promising avenue of treatment may be curcumin, which is found in turmeric.

So yesterday, I bought a tub of those capsules at Costco and started doping up (according to the directions). Can’t tell yet if it will help with DOMS, but I’m hoping it means I can walk on Monday and still have a good workout. I will keep you posted.

This is a short post because it’s Saturday night. So stop reading this, get off your duff, and do something fun. Or go to bed. Same thing, really, when you hit your 30s.

Link for more Beachbody stuff. Enjoy your day off!

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