I just started working out, as I am trying to be more healthy. I am very overweight and trying to lose fat. I put on a lot since giving birth and having my c-section.
My core has gotten much better and no problems with my arms, however I attempted to do my legs and now they really hurt. I just did 20 squats with a small weight (10 pounds), which did not hurt too much when doing them, but the day after I felt like a mack truck crushed my legs. I don't want to stop squats as I really need to make my legs stronger, but I am not sure how much I should do next time to not be so sore. I understand a little soreness is normal, however I think mine is a little excessive as I am having difficulty lowering my body to sit in a chair or get into my car.
When should I attempt squats again and should I decrease the reps, or weights? Which would be better in order to start, or do you have recommendations for a good full body routine for a beginner? Mind you, this is new to me and I don't want to get frustrated and stop, however I don't want to injure myself either. Trying to do the right thing and get healthy!!!