Om, glad your neck felt better!
Di, honestly... if your reps are going down, that lends more credence to the theory that you need a break. Maybe you feel okay, but if you're gaining weight, losing strength, and still working out / eating the same way then it's a sign that you're coming down with something, or you simply need to rest.
Would you consider taking 14 days off exercise and see how you felt after that? As your PT I will still allow you to do pilates
11th July, 2013
12 x 33 metre lengths of pool (4 front crawl, 8 breast stroke).
40 min cycle (fast).
I hated swimming today. I found it really hard and boring compared to running. EVen though I noticed that I was a lot fasted in the water. I'm also noticing that I'm pedalling much faster on my bike. I think the running is improving my fitness!
Also, question folks:
Looking worse before you look better
So, I looked in the mirror today while in the swimming pool. Big mistake. I feel like my body looks worse than before I seem to build / lose muscle quite easily, but not lose fat, so I'm noticing a lot more muscle on my body, but my fat level is probably the same, but now the fat is... more bulky?! lol. Whereas before I was just doughy all over.
Has anyone else noticed that they looked worse before they looked better (or is it in my head)?
"I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.
In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."
- Ray Peat