Today was my first day using Surge. Mixed the first (half) shake this morning right before starting my workout. Sipped at it a little throughout the hour and felt ok. I was a little worried I’d be nauseous or feel gross after all the horror stories, but it was fine. Yes, it’s sweet, but I mixed it with ice and admittedly not enough water. Chugged the last of it post workout and had a sort of buzzed feeling for a little while after as the sugar ‘surged’ through me.
The rest of my day went well - was going to just walk for my NEPA, but I got suckered into a spin class where I practiced taking it easy (not exactly something I’m good at, but I didn’t want to push stupid hard and regret it later). Because of how my days run, my mid-afternoon shake gets the superfood and flax during the week since I’m home to blend it up with lots of ice, so that’s what I did.
My second workout (first Monday of the intermediate V-Program) went well. I mixed my Surge before starting and added in a ton of ice to cool it down and help get rid of some of the foam. I sipped at it throughout my workout, and felt fine. I don’t think I went heavy enough for my front squats, though. I started with 95lb, but got nervous after 2 and jumped down to 85lb and finished with clean sets of 5. I think next time I just need to suck it up and be ready to work with singles.
The chin ups went well, got a couple sets of 5 before I had to drop my reps down. Full disclosure: I stand on a bench that lets me reach the bars with my feet planted so I do have a little boost, but I don’t swing or kip up. Slow lowers, too.
Bench went well, again, just not used to going that low-rep, so I was a bit hesitant to go too heavy (especially without a spotter).
Because a lot of my sets were sets of 5, I was done the workout in maybe 25min, so I finished off the rest of my time before having to go teach with a walk (and finished my Surge).
I know it’s still early in the game, but I’m really feeling great. The shakes go down easy, the plan is so simple, and I love that it’s so straightforward and strict. There’s no moderation or room for negotiation which is exactly what I need right now. My energy levels, though a bit sleepy the first couple days which I’m confidently attributing to rough nights of sleep, have been consistent. My mood has been a lot more stable - I might even hazard to say upbeat, which is a far cry from the last couple months where I’ve been nearing total breakdown more times than I’d care to share. I don’t feel bloated or uncomfortable, in fact I feel less bloated and gross than I did last week. And I think most importantly - when I feel hungry, it’s about time for a shake anyways, so I’m really starting to re-sync to regular feeding times and responding to actual hunger instead of boredom!