At this very moment it is 7:15pm on Wednesday night. I am absolutely exhausted but feel like I need to make the most of this little bit of downtime and write up a quick blog post.
I’m not sure what had lead up to me feeling so tired but I suspect it is my gym sessions catching up to me. Over the past 10 days I’ve been in the gym for 9 of them. None of those sessions were what I’d call a walk in the park and I always come away tired with sweat dripping off of me.
My quality of sleep seems to be better than it has been over the past couple of months but I’m having difficulty sleeping for long periods of time. If I can manage to sleep for 6 hours without waking up I consider it a great night.
My water intake on any given day tends to range between 120 and 180 ounces (I try for at least a gallon). When it comes to my diet, it is kind of all over the place. I don’t put any restrictions on what I can and can’t have but I do try and limit my total calories to 1,800 when not working out and upwards of 2,300 when working out.
I’d really like to figure out a plan for Macros but the subject kind of goes over my head. Some say 1 gram of protein per pound of body weight, others say 1 gram per pound of lean body mass. Some people talk about insulin shock and how to balance carbohydrates throughout the day. Some people say there really isn’t a good way of mapping macros without having your body fat tested accurately (hydro or bod pod). So many opinions, how do you find the right one?
The strange thing is that when I’m in the gym and putting in the work, I feel great. I’m awake, my mind feels sharp, and I always feel like I could add just a little more work before calling it a day. After I get home, jump in the shower, and grab something to eat, I crash. Sometimes I crash really hard (much like today).
I don’t know what the answer is but I feel great, right up until I don’t…