I went slightly beyond my targeted amount of cardio yesterday on the treadmill. While I was aiming at just 20 minutes I found myself going an extra 5 minutes as it felt really good. But Houston there is a problem. Both Saturday and yesterday I did cardio and both days I suffered once again from IBS. While not working out for 30 days and taking a probiotic I had absolutely no problems at all until I start walking on the treadmill. I am having problems trying to understand this and will have to do some research. I know that there are foods that I must learn to avoid while others I need to ad to my diet and this I will be working on.
I think that in the mean time I am going to stick with weight lifting for now and see If I end up with the same problem. If not I may just lift weights for another 30 days before I reintroduce cardio to the routine.
My blood sugar is down to 93 but my body weight is up 2 lbs which indicates to me that I am retaining water. This is a normal state after a workout and I will have start getting used to it. The important numbers to watch are simple as I will keep an eye on my waist size and how my pants fit me. Right now my size 32″ pants are fitting slightly tight and I will look forward to them feeling a lot more comfortable over the next several weeks. I did well with my diet yesterday except for one little I had with a couple of scones in the morning.
I am doing a reduced workout with my arms this morning by dropping the weight about a quarter of the max I was performing before I took the 30 day hiatus. I am 2 sets to just 15 reps each. It is hardly a challenge but I know that if I don’t do it this way I will suffer in the morning. Once again, baby steps. I did have a slight challenge with hammer curls and but settled for less reps rather than reducing weights.
As I am working through these drills I am starting to feel that overwhelming feeling of pleasure once again as my body is responding to the workout with the reward of endorphins.
Blood Sugar- 93, Weight- 180.2
Curls- 160 lbs- 15, 15
Hammer Curls- 140 lbs- 13, 12
Tricep Pulldown- 160 lbs- 12, 12
Dips- 310 lbs- 15, 20
6:30 AM – Oatmeal
9:30 AM – Yogurt Banana
12:30 PM – Steak, Broccoli, Salad
6:30 PM – Burgers, Salad