Week 2 unfortunately was not a great week. I was feeling very dizzy on Monday and Tuesday, and didn’t leave the house, it persisted the whole week and with doctors orders I stayed home and rested. I had an increased heart rate and to be honest I am uncertain why this happened, the doctor seems to think I may have had some sort of virus in my system. No gym at all for me on Week 2, I tried to stick to my diet as best as I could considering I couldn’t do any exercise, the only thing I didn’t do was probably eat as often as I should because I just didn’t feel up to it.
I did feel really disheartened because I just started on this new plan and already I am not having such a smooth run, it made me think if it was really worth struggling so much just to try and get myself to the gym, and then feeling lousy when I missed a whole week of it. I don’t have an answer for myself as yet, I guess I just have to wait and see how the next few weeks go. I’m not prepared to give up yet.
I also spent some time researching the different body types and making sure my diet and exercise plans were suited to my body type, which evidently is a ‘mesomorph’. Here is a link from bodybuilding.com on different Body types. A lot of the information was things I already knew, but it really did help me focus again.
Week 3 plan
My plans for week 3 have not been so ambitious when it comes to exercise. The main reason for this is because this week I have had a fair few work commitments and early starts, as a result I haven’t planned in exercise and I am going to make a decision each day based on how my body is feeling. So far it is pretty fatigued from the work schedule, so I might be able to fit in 2 sessions over the weekend.
My diet I am sticking to my previous plans, however as I am not exercising, I am not eating as often as last. I have made sure I am keeping my water levels up (at around 3 liters a day).
I wish I had an easy solution, but in the past when I have forced my body to exercise when it has been fatigued has led me to having months off to recover, and I would rather not end up in the same position again.
The plan is to re evaluate this week if what I am doing is going to work for me long term?