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.


  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.


  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!

  3. Thanks dyspatient! What a compliment!



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