Quick answer? Yes.
Long Answer? Yes, but....
I'm a little frustrated. The number in my title is my weight. I was down to 209, but I'm holding at 212/213 for the last week. Monday and Tuesday I had awesome days at the gym and I was on a high thinking about how the magic number would start reducing again. Yesterday I took my rest day and just did some home stretching and relaxing. Ready to get back to it this morning, right? Wrong.
My legs are still a it sore and tired. I stretched at the treadmill and hopped on to start moving. But about 5 minutes into it, I could tell that it wasn't working. Rather than pushing myself I headed over to the elliptical/stepper machine I used earlier in the week. I did 20 minutes on that machine, but it only made my legs a bit more sore. So I headed back to the treadmill to walk. That wasn't it either. So I stopped. I sat on a mat an stretched while Pete finished his workout.
I'm, disappointed and frustrated. My legs are usually tired from running and I know that I can push through the tiredness. But I'm not sure if I should push through the soreness. And I certainly don't want to hurt myself to the point that I can't get to the gym at all. So Pete rolled me out with the foam roller this morning and I'll have him do it again tonight and hope that tomorrow is a better workout day.
I'm researching palates and yoga. I'm a horrible yoga-er as per the classes I've taken in the past. But I think that I need something that helps me relax, concentrate on my body and stretch. I think this is to say that I am realizing that running and Body Pump isn't a complete body exercise plan for me.