Lmk how it goes!
Originally Posted by Graycat
6th Sept 2013
And, I've realised that I'm suddenly keeping a detailed journal again, lol.
In spite of keeping my progesterone intake high, I got my period AGAIN yesterday after two iron-rich meals So fucking annoying. At least this was a 21 day cycle instead of a 14. I got an appointment to see the endo for the 31st Oct, but in the interim I'm tempted to go on Provera in addition to the prog oil. I just can't handle bleeding this often. It's so exhausting.
Still managed to exercise!
- Swam 660 metres (.41 miles) breast stroke, focusing on breathing, technique, and speed. I'm noticing huge improvements in my swimming actually. My form is really good, my speed is increasing all the time, and there is a lot more power to my strokes now. I'm really getting into it again, after so many years It's pretty hard to make breast stroke cardiovascular though, so it doesn't rank as intense exercise.
- Body weight exercises (combined some of Zach's regimes): 20 pistols, 40 split squats, crow several times, a few handstand kick ups.
New Exercise regime -Tweaks
I'm going to divide the swimming into three approaches: cardio swimming (doing a lot of front crawl), resistance swimming (focusing on power in breast stroke, like I did today), and moving around slowly swimming (focusing on breath).
I could probably lift three times a week, splitting body parts:
Session one: All over (squat, DL, clean and jerk)
Session two: Legs (lunges, squats, weighted hip bridge)
Session three: Arms / chest (bench press, overhead press, push press, penally rows, curls, chair dips, shoulder presses. Need to google all these, lol)
So, on a weekly basis (probably taking a day off every five days):
Monday: Lift heavy (legs), swim slowly.
Tuesday: Cardio swimming, body weight exercises.
Wednesday: Lift heavy (All), swim slowly.
Thursday: Resistance swimming, Yoga (intense)
Friday: Lift heavy (arms), swim slowly.
Saturday: Resistance swimming, Dance Aerobics.
Sunday: Cardio swimming, Yoga (intense).
Posted about this on the RP thread, had another shit night's sleep; fuelled by hunger So today's food was:
2.30am - galia melon, 300g cottage cheese (back to sleep)
8am - 300gs cottage cheese, coffee with gelatine and milk (back to sleep)
10.30am - Orange and carrot juice
1pm - 65 gs oysters, 3 plums
3pm - coffee with gelatine and milk
7pm - 65 gs oysters, 3 plums, decaf tea w/milk and sugar.
10pm - 300gs cottage w/ maple syrup; hot milk w/gelatine and sugar.
total cals: 1,900?
- Feels really open and mobile - the hula hooping and mobility exercises are working fast!
- I'm going to start weighing myself again as i need some encouragement that what I'm doing is working. I am unbelievably sick of this weight loss thing.
- Going to take chromium before bed tonight, and add cinnamon to my hot milk. Both meant to stabilise blood sugar.
- Going to start using my red lamp as soon as I get my stand from Ireland...
- Ordered desiccated thyroid..! We'll see what happens. Bit nervous about taking it before I go to the Endo though. I'l have to have a whole battery of tests done before my appointment in October, and I won't know what to say if my thyroid numbers improve. Should I tell him I'm taking unprescribed thyroid? He'd probably freak...
Last edited by YogaBare; 09-06-2013 at 03:48 PM.
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