I'm trying to improve the overall quality and balance of my diet-- not really with the intent to lose weight but to be as healthy as I can through whole foods. Although, I have been losing some weight because I feel so much better, which in turn is making me more active.
I've been learning a lot about vitamins and minerals, about nutrition in general, and feeling incredibly foolish. (I've bought my own dunce hat as I seem to keep needing it.) I had no idea alcohol depleted B vitamins... I just knew it was awful for the liver, stomach and brain cells and looked no further.
So, I decided last night to have a dry February to test whether my energy levels go up by removing alcohol from my lifestyle. I think that's sorta dieting as I'm certain to lose at least a little weight without those empty calories, and I'll have to change some habits to be successful.
Ha! It's true. I reached a similar conclusion when I considered if I felt better without it, why would I bring it back? We could become accidental teetotalers!I have just finished a dry January and am so pleased with myself! Lol. But seriously, I'm feeling more optimistic, more balanced, more rested. I hadn't plan to stick with it in February, but I may, because really, why not?
My "dry July" in 2018 turned into a dry 19 months to date. If it makes you feel good, do it!I have just finished a dry January and am so pleased with myself! Lol. But seriously, I'm feeling more optimistic, more balanced, more rested. I hadn't plan to stick with it in February, but I may, because really, why not?
Im trying to follow a 3x/week strength training program and can only do 2x a week so far. I find that I get too sore and tired to do that third workout.
I don't go to the gym because I feel tired. I'm sure I would be ok if I went. Just hard to feel motivated on a Saturday or Sunday. I may need to change my routine to mon/wed/fri. I'm more likely to go right after work than on a day off.What do you mean too tired...are you failing reps, or do you not even do the workout because you don't feel recovered enough? Surely Rippetoe's program addresses how to deal with failed reps. Are you getting more calories and enough sleep?