hobbit0506

headache from workout?

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So yesterday during crossfit class on my last set of push-ups I got a sharp pain headache. It did go away that morning. But then this morning during class, we did a few push-ups during warm up and as soon as I started my headache came back. I made it through class and took some anacin when I got home. I'm not holding my breathe during tge reps so not sure what's going on? Related to whole30 or just over exertion?

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A few things:

 

What day are you on?

You may not be drinking enough - you should be consuming half your body weight in ounces per day - more if you are active.

or You might not be eating enough.  

 

Are you having a pre / post workout meals?  They honestly do make a difference.

 

Are you able to post a couple days worth of meals here so folks might be able to help you trouble shoot.

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I have some notes for you to consider.

 

Your meal 1 doesn't look big enough. And you need to add in vegetables. (They can be in soup form if you like) When you are using eggs as you number one protein they should be the number of whole eggs you can hold in one hand.  For most women that is 3 - 4. (I can technically hold 5 but can only manage to eat 3)  It took me a bit to work up to 3 - I would prepare my morning scramble with 3 eggs (eggs, spinach, and sweet potato) but I would be stuffed after a bit.  So I packed up the rest and took it to work as a "snack" for when I was hungry later.

 

The two thighs for lunch - not bad - but I cringe that it might be too little - compared to how active you are.

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My thoughts:

 

Nix those RXBars. They are only approved for "emergencies" like stuck in a traffic jam/all day travel. Believe me, these are feeding your sugar dragon (and as you already know, the fructose in the dates replenishes your liver, not your muscles).

 

Bring compliant canned tuna or wild sardines in water if you

a - can't find time to cook up some chicken for your post-WO protein and/or

b - can't bring a cooler and are worried it will be too long unrefrigerated.

You could also just freeze a water bottle and rubber band it to your baggie/container of chicken in your gym bag.

Baked sweet potato is a great refueling carb, cooked beets or winter squash too. No time to prep? Baby carrots will work too.

 

Nice work sticking to it so far. Eat more if you are hungry between meals. Sometimes on my first Whole30 I had to eat more than I really wanted to get to the next meal.

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Well I now know the problem. I started feeling worse later in today and well I have 102 degree fever. UGH! What's worse, I have no appetite. I ate half a bowl of spaghetti squash, but couldn't finish it. I know it's not ideal, but I may have my husband make me a spinach, banana, blueberry smoothie just to get something healthy in my body.

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