It hurts to cough, sneeze, bend down, reach, and pretty much everything else hurts too. I started a shaping class this week and while I am glad I joined, It's kicking my butt. I go twice a week and it's kind of fun. The instructor is nice and I get the feeling she doesn't nitpick about some things with me, seeing as I'm just beginning. I did chuckle to myself when she pointed out a specific yoga ball for me. I suppose that's the super heavy duty one? Ha!
There's about 10-12 women in the class and I'm what you'd call the opposite of her star pupil. I'm constantly looking around to see if I'm doing it right and by the time I get one thing right, she's on to the next thing. Those mirrors all over the walls? Quite telling. I don't have a big mirror at home so it was a bit scary seeing myself from every direction that way. At first I was so self conscious, worried that everyone was looking and judging. I soon realized everyone is too busy worrying about themselves and watching the instructor and I relaxed.
Hot showers and stretching help a lot but I'm hoping the extreme soreness wont last for very long. I know it means it's working and it's totally normal and expected when starting out an excersice routine, but I still have to vent a little because, ouch.