Pain Killers

I have been a little more active the last few days.  Exercise should be a four letter word.  I've used muscles that I didn't even know I had and my body is loudly protesting.  My muscles are very sore and even a little weak.  Every step reminds me that this is not normal behavior for me.  (Walking up the stairs is a nightmare.)  Even laughing is painful at this point in time.  My only solace is a dose of pain reliever in the morning and just before bedtime. Things could be worse.  Sore is different from real pain caused by injury, illness or disease.  Each little movement reminds me that I'm actually doing something good for my myself...

But my body doesn't know it yet.