Finally back to working out.

Its been over 9 months since I’ve had a proper workout. Started on Monday with this routine

Sadly I’d forgotten to set the timer on the vivofit 2 beforehand so I’ve no idea how many calories I burnt.

I’m rather proud of myself for finishing this routine. I’d been working my way up to it with 4 minute workouts on the elliptical. After crawling off the elliptical I realised that this current level is at my limit. Which is fine, now we’ll see how far I can go this time.

There are some supplements and medication I’ll need to take to reduce to excessive wear and tear my body is prone to. Here’s to hoping for a consistent six months this time!

Diet wise I’ve had to leave the ketogenic diet behind. As effective as it was I still managed to develop non-obstructive kidney stones. It’s a known issue for some people I’m just glad they caught it when I did the CT-contrast. I’m not particularly bothered since I can now take the Metformin Denk without developing ulcers and reflux. This means I don’t have to fear carbs as much.

It’ll be lovely to eat the foods I’ve been accustomed to again.

Tuesday ended up being a rest day, I was simply to sore to attempt anything. DOMs was much less painful than it usually is.

Wednesday was a bit iffy

Triggered a cluster headache while running because I tied my hair to keep it from whipping me in the face. Today was mostly legs so there’s some soreness. The level I’m at right now is perfect. When I get off the elliptical my muscles are perfectly fatigued which is nice.

As for getting stuff done I’m still fairly limited in what I can do, I can’t cook, clean and exercise on the same day. So I’m going to focus on just exercising for now. As my body gets stronger that should improve.

Thursday was another rest day. I’d planned on adding some yoga but my legs were too sore. Made some attempts at cleaning instead. My shoulder is still hurting. It’s been months, I’m going to contact the physiotherapist and see if he can see me on Saturday.

Friday was quite good.

The DOMs are still within normal levels. Added a dynamic stretching warm-up and a standing cool down stretch. I’ve still got some soreness when I’m trying to sit or stand from Wednesday’s workout but I’m otherwise doing well.

Had a mishap with the Alevian duo tonight. It popped in my throat because I had a muscle spasm. Got some rather irritating chemical burns in my throat and some ways down as a result.

Saturday was okay, hubby had to do his hair, I woke up feeling rather ill. No doubt the result of a few weeks of insomnia finally caught up to me. Managed to clean the bedroom and scrub the bathroom.

Saw the physiotherapist around 3pm. Got some bad news about the shoulder. It’s a capsule injury and nothing can be done to repair it. But I can compensate for the damage by strengthening the muscles around it. As for how I managed to injure it when I’ve spent most of this year bed ridden is anyone’s guess.

It turns out that the MSM supplement he started me on 2 weeks ago is the reason my DOMs are normal now. Banzai!

Sunday was pretty bad. Started the GNC Lean 25 meal plan. In retrospect, this was a bad idea. Since I’d taken Tramacet the night before for the shoulder and cluster headache the comedown today was terribly unpleasant and worsening by the hour. No doubt I’ll have to eat something high carb to compensate.

All things considered, I’m looking forward to next week. I hoping to add yoga to my off days but still maintain the routine I started last week. With any luck this unpleasant nausea will pass tonight and Monday will be lovely.


Meal & exercise log: 13.03.2014

Breakfast: 1 hops, 1 slice deli turkey, 1 tsp. unsalted Kerrygold Irish butter, 1 banana, 1 cup green tea with 1 tbsp. agave.

A.M. snack: 1 banana, 1 cup of water.

Lunch: 1 baked potato, 1 BBQ drumstick, 1/2 cup stir-fried string beans and carrots, 1/4 cup kidney beans, 3/4 cup coconut water, 1 cup water.

P.M. snack: 14 red seedless grapes, 12 almonds, 1 cup of water.

Dinner: 1 hops, 1 GM chicken burger patty, salad with 1/2 cup carrot, 3/4 cup coconut water, 1 cup green tea with 1 tbsp. agave nectar.

Late night snack: salad with 1/4 cup kidney beans, 1 tomato, 1/2 cucumber, 1 cup green tea with 1 tbsp. agave

Medication: 1 Fluoxetine capsule, 1 Glucophage tablet with dinner, 1 sachet of Gesol with 1 litre of water during the course of the day (for the Gastroenteritis).

Exercise: None today.