Updated: Jul 9, 2019
1-2 Weeks Out
The past two weeks have flown by with a few cold mornings but also a few stunning days to make up for it. Summer is definitely on its way and a reminder that I need to get my air con fixed in my car (hint hint Brother Braden). I’ve noticed that as it gets warmer, training becomes a little more intense and the importance of staying hydrated is evidently clear.
During the colder weeks I could get through a whole session without dripping a sweat, but now after the first set my body temperature has increased and the sweating begins. If I’m not hydrated before a session, I noticed how much harder the session is and recovery takes longer. At times I’ve felt light headed and dizzy and often need to sit for a few minutes to rest. I drink EAAs while I train which does help with hydration and recovery but there’s no better way to stay hydrated than with water throughout the day.
After a week with NO carbs, the day finally came where I was to introduce one post carb meal into my diet Friday Saturday and Sunday. As much as I was looking forward to my post workout oats, my stomach was not ready. It only took 10 minutes before it all came back up again. My body had adjusted to smaller meals and the slight change was a bit of a shock to the system. Not necessarily a bad thing, just proof that the body gets used to consistency and any changes can be a bit uncomfortable. Never the less, by day three I was feeling back to normal and enjoying the well deserved post work out carbs.