Saturday, February 6, 2010

Day 27: intenSati Insanity Challenge

Today I am experiencing something I haven't felt in ages.

When I was in junior high, I used to love going to the school dances. I was REALLY into head banging. I had long hair and I loved to flip it all around all crazy to whatever music was on. The next morning I would wake up and my neck would be so sore!

Yesterday's danceSati had this particular move where I whipped my head from side to side. As I said in my blog, I was pushing myself as hard as I could. And this morning I woke up and wouldn't you know that my neck was sore? No Nirvana or Pearl Jam required.

And since I took my rest day yesterday, I had Pure Cardio and Cardio Abs waiting for me today. CARDIO ABS! So, I used the heating pad on my neck and the knot I have in my left lat (I know, I am a hot mess), took some ibuprofen, drank a lot of fluid and a big glass of milk, and decided to take today as an opportunity to really gauge my form and do each exercise to the best of my ability.

The point is to be safe and smart- don't push yourself to the point of pain, but rather, use the workout as a way to loosen the muscles and get up a nice sweat. I would rather do that then give up and throw in the towel any day.


  1. Alison,

    My name is Nathan McCabe and I am an Independent Beachbody Coach. After reading through your blog, you sound like someone who I need to have on my Beachbody team. The Coaching option is too good to pass up. Check out the link below or contact me via email to have any of your questions answered.

    Good luck with your workouts!

    -Nathan McCabe

  2. Nathan, I appreciate your confidence in me- but I AM A COACH! I know, right? I love being a coach, too. Welcome to my site, and I am glad to meet you!

    Alison :)