Day 2: 4/2/11
Slept well last night until, oh, about 4 am. Woke up and felt wired for a couple hours. Made a note that I should take the second dose of HOT-ROX earlier in the day. I fell back asleep for a couple hours…until I woke again to some mild stomach distress. Felt pretty cleaned out afterward, lol.
I didn’t see Chris’ comment about HOT-ROX on an empty stomach v. with the first meal shake, so I did take it on an empty stomach again today. Had the first shake a couple hours later and felt fine, no nausea. The HOT-ROX had me buzzing again.
Had my second dose of HOT-ROX at 1 pm along with the second shake of the day. Nausea hit after that, but just slightly, nothing too bothersome. I waited an hour and headed to the gym for a workout. Nausea was gone by the time I arrived.
THE WORKOUT WAS ROUGH. Ha, worst workout I’ve had. I could tell immediately during the warm up that my energy just wasn’t there. I usually do about 300-400 jumping jacks before lifting, as well as lunges, woodchops, and some stretching. I could barely get through the jumping jacks. Just felt weak. Whatever, pushed through it, hit the weight room.
BW x 12 x 1
20 lbs x 10 x 1
30 lbs x 8 x 1
45 lbs x 5 x 8
My blood pressure kept falling during these which I haven’t experienced since first starting lifting. I tried to keep to the 45 sec rest period, but a few times needed ~15 additional seconds for BP to stabilize and lightheaded feeling to pass.
DB bench press:
20 lbs x 12 x 1
30 lbs x 10 x 1
40 lbs x 8 x 5
30 lbs x 15 x 1
40 lbs x 8 x 5
Wasn’t too sure what to do with these (checked when I got home and got it figured out for next time though).
40 seconds x 1
30 seconds x 5
45 second rest period in between.
Felt really drained by the time I got to these. Usually I can hold planks longer. I wanted to lay down on the mat and take a nap lol.
20 lbs x 15 x 1
35 lbs x 13 x 1
50 lbs x 10 x 1
65 lbs x 5 x 1
80 lbs x 3 x 5
-Trying to correct a quad/ham strength imbalance. This is the one exercise I did see strength gain since last workout despite the lethargy
Tired as I was, I envied the runners on the treadmills. Usually post-lifting I would run. Went for a walk today in the nice weather. I’ve been tracking my blood sugars closely - yesterday they were right on target. Today I had a high reading 4 hours after the workout/post-workout Surge drink. Next workout I will halve the Surge serving size and see if that helps. I’m particularly interested to see how my diabetes is affected by this diet, as well as how my diabetes may affect the outcome.
Tonight I think I’ll fall asleep pretty early. I’m surprisingly tired! Haven’t given too much thought to food still. The shakes keep me pretty full and today I had the vanilla MD without flaxseed and enjoyed the flavor much more. 26 more days to go!