If you're just sore then a workout can actually help you feel better. If it's pain, as in an injury, then hold off until the pain subsides.
I'd just like to throw out there that investing in a foam roller is the best thing I've done to combat soreness.
sharp pain or dull pain
Dull streach , drink lots of fluids , light work out
Sharp- go see doctor
Recovery is also important! I'm assuming that was a "strength" workout (vs. cardio) and maybe you should take 1 day off. Or do something different, like just do some cardio today and save the weightlifting for tomorrow.
Rest. Just like bonnieyagiela says plus add some protein while you rest. The soreness is from the workout and the protein will help build your muscles while on recovery.
My trainers have always told me to work out every OTHER day and just do some cardio on the in between days---- unless I'm working on different muscle groups each day.
My problem with working out every day is the likelihood of getting burned out and bored to the point where I wouldn't want to do it at all. It's a terrible shortcoming I have, and I applaud you for having the motivation and willingness to do it every day.
Would suggest to go to the them and do the following
1. Stretch ( leg & body )
2. very light walk on treadmill as easy as you can or cycling whichever can be done easily
bonnie is totally right. you need a rest day at least once a week anyway. if you are sore, and can hardly walk, today is it!
also, if you keep working out on top of soreness, you may end up needing a week off! and so right on about building the muscle. if you work out too much, you will sabotage your weight loss. rest is required to (re)build the torn muscle. working other muscles won't fix it either. though you could work out different muscle groups on alternate days, but you still require rest days! take care.
it's great that you are keen, and i have an ache in my abs from overwork too, so i know what you are talking about.
You should do a light workout...an easy swim or walk for 20 minutes. Swimming will help stretch your muscles. You need to move so that your muscles will have a way to recover.
The treatment for Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) is to increase blood flow to the sore muscles through working out, massage (foam rolling is good for this) or a hot bath. It may even increase the pain threshold.
Also, it's now thought that the lactic acid theory is incorrect.
When I worked with a personal trainer he told me working out on a sore muscle was more productive and helpful.
Also, you can workout the muscles that aren't sore. For example if you did cardio and your legs are sore, do an upper body workout, or vice versa.