Boxedwine Posted March 10, 2015 Share Posted March 10, 2015 Hi there, I'm on Day 8 of the Whole30. I'm 29. I'm about 200 lbs, 5'4" and I'm incredibly active. I walk between 5-12 miles a day (this is how I went from 250 to 170lbs when I moved here four years ago, but started gaining weight again over the past year and a half (mostly do to drinking and a lack of meal planning, I think, because I stayed pretty active throughout). I'm currently fortunate enough that I can afford a trainer twice a week (for weight lifting/strength training) and I'm a runner who has been running for almost two years. I was running pretty actively but when I started the Whole30 I decided to hold off for a bit just to check in with my body and see how it was feeling so that I wasn't throwing too much at it. My plan had been to build running back into my life along with the training this week. GET TO THE POINT: I saw my trainer this morning and I felt off. I felt off from when I woke up to when I walked over to the gym (about 2 miles) and then when we started the session. I told him I felt off, too, and he noticed, but we both agreed to work through it because I've had off days before (soon to discover, not like this). We were doing pretty intense work today and I was dragging. I just thought it was normal fatigue because I had hoped that Day 8 I would feel more energized. By the end of the workout, I was dizzy and needed to stop. I couldn't finish the last set. I felt sick to my stomach and extremely tired (some of this I'm sure was from the workout). My trainer asked me if I had had anything to eat that day, yet. I hadn't. Before starting the Whole30 I never ate before a workout in the morning. If it was in the afternoon then, sure, I would have eaten something during the day. But I hadn't needed to eat anything beforehand normally. I ended up waiting out the nausea and dizziness in the changing rooms. I had brought Turkey Blueberry "muffins" with me (http://summerinnanen.com/turkey-blueberry-breakfast-muffins) so I ate that and waited. It took me about 15 minutes to get enough energy to get up to take a shower. 15 minutes later, when I was leaving to get to work I felt less foggy. And now I feel fine. But it took about an hour total to feel like myself. I was wondering if this has happened to other people. Is this something that I can offset with certain foods? I'm going to plan to eat something small before my workouts from now on and really try to check in with my body during my first Whole30 run tomorrow, but I wasn't sure if anyone else had experienced this. And it's entirely possible that it's not Whole30 related at all. As a side note - I did start my period today, but I've NEVER had something like this happen as a result of my period. Any thoughts? Link to comment
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