Thursday, December 15, 2011

Wednesday Win

Wednesday was the best day yet. Really good energy overall. Did not feel like I hit the wall--energy was well balanced.

So I did 80 squats, 30 push-ups and some upper body weights.

After that I kind of hit the wall. Got tired and weak, but by then it was bed time.

I will be curious to see what happens today. Will I have the post-workout adrenal tantrum with GI symptoms? Or not? If not, that is probably a good sign.

Interestingly enough I read a chapter from a book on how exercise impacts hormones and weight loss. Excellent read. Apparently, exercise demands cortisol, and, if your HPA axis is wimpy, that could be a problem. So I begin to understand why these workouts put me in the pit of no energy, I'm not able to respond with adequate cortisol production.

I always thought I was just too tired to exercise, not that I was failing to produce the hormones my body asked for in response to exercise. Tomayto, tomahto, but the distinction was an insight for me.

So since I last posted... Christmas was cancelled. Then reinstated. The chaos is driving me nuts and I've backed off on the baking I had planned. These people change their minds way too much for me to be killing myself in the kitchen.

4 comments:

  1. When I'm 100% I do up to 200 squats in a session.

    Really, if you think about it, it's kind of amazing I'm still so dang fat.

    M

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  2. Not that it doesn't come through in your writing elsewhere, but you really must have an amazing strength of will. I see you like a puppet master pulling and coaxing the strings of your uncooperative body into doing amazing things despite its resistance.

    Oh holiday effery. Love it. I think backing off on the cooking is a great idea. They can eat store bought!

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  3. Thanks dyspatient! What a compliment!

    M

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