Thursday, July 19, 2012

Day 6 - Fatigue Sets In

Today was a really good day – but I am totally exhausted.  I thought it would be great to only have two workouts today, so I did one 5 mile video that was 1 hour and 15 minutes and one 45 minute water aerobics class.  Nice and simple, right?  Except for the overwhelming desire to die at mile 4 of the video!  OK, maybe I’m exaggerating, but exhaustion has definitely set in.
Now, before you ask me what I was thinking just jumping into 2 hours of exercise a day, let me explain myself.  I really thought that I was ready for this.  I have been exercising sporadically for months.  But never more than 20 or 30 minutes at time.  I have also been taking a lot of supplements, trying to get my body healthy.  And, I’ve been going into the hyperbaric chamber with my son for almost a year as part of his therapy.  I really believed that all this was going to prepare me (just a little) for this journey.  I think I was wrong.

But, I’m not giving up, or cutting back.  I am just complaining a little.  I actually love that my body CAN do this level of exercise, even if it is complaining a lot.  I have talked with several friends who have started fitness programs, and they are all telling me the same thing:  just push through the best you can, and your body will come around eventually.  So, here I am saying I am doing just that. 
The one thing that I am not having trouble with is the diet.  I’m really not sure why, but I haven’t had any sugar or carb cravings this time.  In fact, I almost forgot to eat dinner tonight. So, I am guessing that my body really prefers this diet.  All the veggies and protein seem to be agreeing with me.  I have allowed room for some fruits in my program, but to be honest, I haven’t wanted them.  This is a HUGE change for me.  I’m still trying to wrap my head around this.  If you have any ideas what might be going on, please leave a comment!


  1. Great job! and as for the diet, I think this is just a case of your body rewarding you for actually listening to it! I think it's great you're having such an easy time with the diet, that's the hardest part for me! On to the weekend!

  2. I think this diet is just easy for me to follow. I had a huge green salad with grilled chicken, avacado, and sunflower seeds for lunch. It was really filling and provided a lot of veggies and protein. Plus, there is enough fat that I'm not hungry an hour later. For me, if I'm hungry, it won't work. If I can follow a plan where I'm not hungry all the time, I'm in great shape!