So what is my plan and path forward?
Currently I have switched into a carb cycling plan (1 high day, 2 low days and so on)
Eating every 2-3 hours equally 6 small meals/day
*It is too early to tell if it working but so far I still feel fine*
3-4 days/week of AM Fasted cardio (20-30 minutes)
20 minutes intervals post weight sessions
4 days weights with 1 full day off and so on (weight training to be lighter weigh but high volume)
Greens, Glutamine, protein powder, BCAAs, L-Carnitine, pro-biotics, digestive enzymes, omega 369, CLA/ALA, macca powder, multi vitamin, vitamin C, Vitamin B12, mineral combo of magnesium, zinc, selenium and vegetable iodine also apple cider vinegar and ZMA if needed)
Mind and Body
Listening to my body will be key so as to not overdo it and end up where I started
I finally feel as though I am on the right path; physically, mentally and emotionally. I still have those days where I want to cry when I think about where I am compared to where I was but I am doing ok. The struggles are all a part of the process and I have learned a lot through all of this. It has helped me grow as a person. I am not there yet; I am not better but I have come a long way considering I could hardly function in the beginning. I just hope that my body is ready to respond; I feel like it is. Fingers crossed!
Metabolic damage is a huge issue that affects so many and it is a tough thing to have to deal with. It will make you feel like quitting and giving up—DON’T!!
Tips from FitGirlsRock:
*Get educated and read a lot
*Find a coach who can help, listen and give advice
*Stay positive and remember that it will get better; no matter how hopeless it seems
*Remember that everyone is different so what worked for me, for instance, may not work for you
*Listen to your Body; really listen- this is so important
*Rest—lots of rest!