This weekend I encountered my first refeed while experimenting with the keto diet. I was feeling run down, exhausted actually and I thought that a replenishment of some healthy carbs would be OK. I figured my energy has been low the last couple of weeks since my cut is still in effect and I could use a cheat day / refeed. I have to say all it did was make me bloated and give me a bad case of intestinal discomfort. So itâ€™s now Monday, I am trying to get over some poor workouts, a raging headache and stomach issues and also a slight cold that I think Nicole or Elyse gave me.
March 5 I did a KB workout at home and ever since then I have had rhomboid pain and severe numbing and pain in my right hand pinky finger. This is the same area that went numb a few years ago and never recovered. The pain has been pretty bad and although I can still do most things including pull-ups and deadlifts the pain at times is excruciating. Itâ€™s been a bit better the last week or so but itâ€™s been a very long injury.
My â€œcutâ€ has been since the start of February and I will continue until the end of march at which point I will start some strength and specific size training. I have some body parts that I really need to get into better shape, I am going to try and address the imbalance in my quads and glutes that came out of my first surgery. I am also going to try and increase my chest size, but not strength. I donâ€™t have a big chest at all and I know my shoulders and triceps are responsible for most of my strength in my bench. So itâ€™s time to try and address the chest thing once and for all.
The cut has been hard, I have had a tough time staying on task with some days being no deficit and with my workouts not being very hard I have been slowing my progress significantly. Hopefully I can get back on track this week and see myself getting around the 245 mark.
Itâ€™s also time to start thinking about where my workout stations are going to be this summer, if I am going to stay in the garage upstairs or try to stay out in the deck downstairs. I think I would like to stay out back this year, but that means bringing that damn horse stall mat down which weighs a ton. I can do some light barbell stuff out there up to maybe 200lbs but the heavy squats and DL will have to stay inside. At least that means I donâ€™t have to split my weights between the garage and the basement.
I also wanted to add that my weight is uncooperative. Although my “stats” are slightly better I was back up to 252 last Saturday instead of being the 248 that I was expecting. I have also started taking Creatine again which last time ended up adding about 7lbs of water weight and although I felt bigger and stronger I also felt fatter and grosser. That’s not ideal.