FitFriday, FatFriday IV. Still no luck.

TTC.

Yeah, still no luck. More worryingly, my ovulation tests are returning me “nils”, so either that’s another effect of my wonky hormone profile or I may need to see if there’s something stopping me from ovulating normally. Probably the stress, to be honest, but I’m stumped as to what anyone can do when you have a disorder that is characterized by anxiety episodes.

Diet.

Back under iron fist! Plenty of healthy, spiced foods full of protein and veggies, a bit too much homemade chocolate, but otherwise doing well. I have been monitoring my caffeine intake and keeping it low, trying to find the sweet spot between “too little caffeine and anxious” and “calm, but overcaffeinated”.

I have also discovered sheese and think I might live on it. Mmmm, overprocessed soy based savouriness! 😀

Putting offal and fish back into focus, in case extra progesterone inducing foods might help meout.

Weights.

All over the place! Everything has gone up, but I’ve also had to go down to high rep work due to a minor bug trying to get in and upsetting my muscles. Proper review next week, if I remember to. 😛

How did everyone else’s week in fitness go?

FitFriday, FatFriday II. Bad Slav.

DIET.

Well, my diet isn’t going as great as I would like it to. I need to be more careful about sugars. I need to eat a little more fish and I am just coming to terms with not having liver.

But I am doing very well at eating veggies, controlling salt, eliminating dairy and alcohol and controlling caffeine. So I suppose I’m not too bad.

WEIGHTS.

Slipped a little bit due to helping a friend with work and generally running myself ragged, but some have gone up.

LIFT

WEIGHT

SETS

REPS

Deadlift

52.5kg

4

2

Squats

57.5kg

8

2

Squats II

45kg

2

12

Shrugs

60kg

5

2

Rows

36kg

8

2

Rows II

28.5kg

2

12

Overhead press

22kg

8

2

Overhead press II

15kg

2

12

Incline bench

38.5kg

8

2

Flat bench

30kg

2

12

Hammer curls

7.5kg each hand

2

12

Rear lateral raises

3.5kg each hand

2

12

TTC.

I am almost certainly either in the middle or at the end of ovulation and we have been at it like rabbits that haven’t seen each other in six months. So here’s hoping for conception this month. 🙂

I have got myself a bit stressed and overtired here and there but, considering how badly I generally run myself down and that my shifts are largely internal, this is as good as it gets.

I am on my B vitamins and folate, I am off all supplements with vitamin A and off livers.

We will be seeing the doctor on Tuesday to talk about low vit-A omega supplements and which mineral supplements are best, or whether I should just nom some washed eggshells and call it a day.

How is everyone else doing with fitness and health goals? Am I missing anything in my TTC plans? I keep feeling like I’m not doing enough.

TTFN and Happy Hunting!

Fit Friday XX. Fat Friday VII. I have no patience.

This past couple of weeks I’ve been working on my weight. Trying to keep active, keeping carbs and calories low and focusing on good quality proteins for the bulk of my meals. And the rewards are mostly there. Body fat dropped, water retention dropped, weight a little lower, probably a lot lower when I consider the amount of fibre accumulated in my body from all those tasty salads.

But, whilst the rewards have been pretty quick and steady, I’m, of course, running out of patience. I’m sticking with the diet because I feel awesome and it tastes amazing, but I really want my 6 week results already!

Jon has really intensified my training regime, so I should be gaining mass fairly steadily too. Unsure how to balance weight gain with fat loss, so I’ll have to eyeball it and trust Jon when he says I haven’t ballooned into some hippo-Jabba hybrid.

Keeping at the high veg, carbs crept up but will be hammered back down, slightly increasing calories to match my workouts. Will kill some iron and see where I end up.

The tastiest thing I ate all week was a fish pie, but only because I was missing potatoes that badly. The naughtiest thing I ate all week was probably a cumulative effect of grapefruit, oranges, potatoes and chocolate today. Too many carbs!

Been lazy in terms of work a little, so I need to step up a bit, even if my housewifery has kept stable or even improved.

Next week, more weights, more protein, same low carbs and more work.

TTFN and Happy Hunting!

How has your week went? What fitness and diet goals have you met or fell short of? What was the tastiest thing you ate all week? What are your plans for next week?