In the same vein as questioning my previously held beliefs about diet and fitness, I've come to wonder about sore muscles after working out. Up until I became pregnant 3 years ago, I worked out at the gym and did some light cardio and yoga on a pretty regular basis-say three times a week, with yoga once a week. Sometimes I would push myself harder than others, but I almost always had some muscle soreness in one part of my body or another. I would think of it as a good kind of sore, but I never actually knew how long I should wait for another workout.
I am sadly less fit and heavier (and in the process of healing my leaky gut and related issues), but I'm trying to get back on track fitness-wise. I've started to include burpees, squats, and hour long walks up and down very steep hills, as well as kundalini yoga. These exercises leave the muscles (and ligaments?) surrounding my pelvis really sore, in a way that feels unfamiliar (I'm sure after giving birth that area has changed a lot), and I can't seem to figure out if this is a good pain or a bad pain. The same goes for other parts of my body that I've been working.
Am I pushing myself too hard? How long should I wait if my muscles are sore before working them again? Should I wait until all the pain has lifted?
Our fancy hone-scale says I have about 25.2% body fat, 35% muscle, if that helps--not that I want to get too technical about it. I'd like to loose about 10 pounds of fat.