Dont post much on here, but kind of at a stumbling block mentally/physically. I have been primal around 2 years or so, lost the bulk of my weight and made my gains in late 2010 and early 2011, and got down to as low as 5'10 185lbs 31" waist. My training back in 2011 was a tad more endurance based for mountain biking solely. When I 1st started this approach of the primal life I came from about 5'10 215 37" waist in 2007. I will never go back to that person, and I am happy with who I am now, at age 34. Another "best shape/physique of my life story"
About 3 weeks ago I broke my right fibula while mountain biking, approximately 8 week recovery. I have managed to still stay active in the gym with very slow movement exercises, mostly body-weight, pull-up, push-up, weighted push-ups, dips, weighted dips, handstand push-ups, but the small explosive intensity bursts are on hold. I am used to a more intense style and moving larger loads with crossfit, and the powerlifting movements, and mountain biking. Everything in my life seems kind of mundane being injured.
Over the past 3 weeks I have slowly put on 5-7lbs of unexplained weight, I have been hanging around the 195 area for a little over a year since the fall of 2011. During my venture from 185 as I mentioned above my weight stayed the same, waist the same, but my strength has shot thru the roof (400 squat, 475 deadlift, 195 overhead press). I do admit on keeping tabs on my weight as I am in tune with myself, and today I jumped on the scale and was 202, this was the end of the day after a fairly large meal. Even on my worst day when I look in the mirror I look 10000% better than I did before I turned primal, even if you paired two exact before/after pictures of myself @ 202 from 2007 vs 2012....my wife says I have reversed my aging, even at 34.
I believe my eating approach is sound, I can only do much work in the gym. Is my body just suffering from a lack of withdrawal from activities and undergoing a change? Maybe the 200 barrier is such a mental hang-up for me after trying to get below it for the better part of 2-3 years prior to primal? Needless to say once I switched, and was educated on the matter my life has and always will be for the better.
Any adjustments I should take during an injury/recovery phase? Cut myself some slack mentally as I am always doing something outdoors in Alaska, mountain biking, hiking etc? Expect some un-wanted weight?