After a weekend of laziness, reading and candy I figured I should try to deal with the intestinal drama and the leg pain business instead of ignoring it and then complaining again in a month. Right now I'm in day three of working out the very second I wake up. I don't know about you, but typically I need food RIGHT AWAY after waking. The people who do brunch are dumb and 11am meetup times mean I need at least two snacks first. But my thinking is that if there is nothing in my stomach, I can't be sick. GENIUS.
|Maybe genius isn't EXACTLY the right word choice...|
Slightly less genius is the fact that if there is nothing in my stomach, working out feels roughly one billion gazillion times harder than normal. That's just a rough estimate, I'll get the correct numbers to you soon. And I haven't even really been running - mostly spinning and strength training. Somehow I feel like 6 or 7 mile runs would be impossible without eating.
If you work out in the morning on an empty stomach, do you eat a massive dinner the night before? Drink gatorade while you workout? I'm thinking liquids could definitely help. A few of you gave suggestions on Daily Mile - I appreciate it. Anything that helps me not feel like death while working out is awesome.
If any of you are doctors, stop reading this blog because it is making you dumber and I don't want to go to a doctor who thinks cheesy self portraits are cool. But if you are reading, feel free to give me your super medical advice. Also welcome is advice from people who took a biology course in college that one time or watched every episode of Grey's Anatomy.
On the plus side, I got a killer arm workout yesterday. It wasn't on Daily Mile though, and it just worked one arm. (Minds out of the gutter, people!) Nope, my workout was trying to make risotto with brown rice. I stirred and stirred and added roughly a gallon of broth and ended up with crunchy rice after an hour. Since my shoulder felt like it was going to fall off, I called it a day and turned it into soup. Which tastes bad and now no one wants to eat. SUCCESS!
Do you ever work out on an empty stomach?
Normally, never. I get light headed typically so I eat snacks beforehand. I'm hoping I get used to it over time and figure it out though!
If you screw up dinner, what's the appropriate way to deal with it?
A) Salvage what you can, eat it anyway.
B) Cover in cheese, pretend to enjoy it.
C) Throw away immediately.
D) Feel guilty for wasting it, store it in fridge for a month before it molds and THEN throw it away.
Aaaahhh....D. It's so bad. I hate throwing food away but if it's in the fridge after two weeks it's never getting eaten, I need to face facts.