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I can't definitely tell that my body has gotten way out of shape over the past few months of not working out as much. I am SO insanely sore. After my 2.5 mile walk yesterday along with the first day of Jillian Micheals 30 Day Shred, my arms, thighs, calves, and shoulders are all killing me. My feet hurt too, but that's mostly because I was at work today for 6 hours, then pretty much came home, changed and went straight back out to walk my 2.5 mile loop.

I can tell my potassium levels are probably getting low, but I don't have any bananas. I went online to see what other foods are packed with potassium so that I will HOPEFULLY not cramp up later tonight in my sleep or something. Turns out, raisins have a decent amount in them, and I just happened to have some in my apartment. So after eating my dinner of whole wheat spaghetti and sauce, I then ate about half a cup of raisins. Hopefully that helps. I've also heard from a friend who used to play soccer hardcore in high school that drinking pickle juice can also help with muscle soreness and cramping. Anyone else ever heard of this?

I'm currently taking a little breather. I just finished dinner and I'm relaxing to a movie for the time being, but once the movie is finished I plan on doing day two of Jillian's workout, then grabbing a shower. After that I plan on playing some video games and just unwinding for the most part.

Anywho, I'm gonna get going. Just wanted to check in with everyone. Hope everyone's having a great weekend so far!

Later Days!

@ 1:42pm ET on May 20, 2012
I've done Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred and it's pretty rough and definitely leaves you feeling the burn the next day...especially the calves! I'm down a week of Insanity right now and I've never been so sore in my life & it's incredibly hard, but it's great! Keep up the good work! ~Sara :o)

@ 4:36pm ET on May 20, 2012
I don't know about you -- but I rather enjoy the soreness that a good workout leaves you with. :) It feels like a hard-earned accomplishment to me!

I didn't know raisins had potassium in them!

@ 5:03pm ET on May 20, 2012
Well true... ha ha But I work at a grocery store. Yesterday when I was at work it was horrible having to pick up all the heavy stuff like the cases of water and everything. So that's slightly annoying!

@ 3:07pm ET on May 21, 2012
Water will help with the muscle cramps, so be sure to drink plenty! There are plenty of fruits and veggies that have potassium in them, so do a quick Google search for some other ideas. Raisins and other dried fruits can be good for you, but just watch your serving sizes b/c they have more sugar than their fresh counterparts (i.e. Grapes!)

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