View Full Version : Dear GOD starting all over journal post injury and baby
04-05-2005, 01:30 PM
OK, I wrote this once but the computer said no sorry..not taking it!!
HI, I'm 28 as of yesturday..5'11 and have a large build. I was told I have an anobolic body as when I workout..I instantly see results. It is NOTHING for me to pile on muscle and quickly.
So this is my problem. I've been trianing for over 6 years. IN 2003 my career really began tot ake off. I was working as a trophy girl for the NPC south Florida shows and got a gig as a spokesmodel regionally for metrx, vpx, world wide and designer. I was working on getting my personal training certification and RIGHT when everything seemd bright...I was in a bad car accident. I was left with herniatied disks of T 1 and 2 and bulding disks of L 3,4,5 and S 1 and 2. I was put on high steriods to reduce swelling..well then I got pregnant with my first baby. Since my back wasn't healed I was put on total bed rest. I was in horrific pain, wasn't able to do anything and the pregnancy was difficult anyways. 3 months ago I delieved via c section a beautiful baby gilr named eden. Two weeks ago I wasg iven the ok to begin training again. Now..no one can tell me whats going to happen. if my back will ever be ok or if I'll ever be out of pain. But I gained 60 pounds between the car accident and the baby. I have never had this much weight to drop before in my life. a friend who was a trainer/diet person for competitors in the WTF, gave me a diet...but has since gone AWOL and I'm lost. I don't know if i'm succeeding or doing well or what. So I need help, request help and appreciate any and all support I can get.
04-05-2005, 01:35 PM
this is what they told me to do. clean up my diet for now.
1/2 oatmeal sometimes I add a few slices of fugi apple
6 egg whites and one whole egg
6 oz chicken breast
1/2 whole wheat pasta or brown rice
sauted veggies in 2 tablespoons canaola oil
1/2 oatmeal again..no apple
6 egg whites and one whole egg
The above is usually the meal before training..not always
6 oz chicken breast
sauted veggies in 2 tablespoons of canola oil
2 table spoons of peanutbutter before bed
I was then told to do a whole body circuit of weights for the first month to get used to being in the gym again. I have but I have very little energy left for cardio after I finish lifting. I'm feeling very drained and exhausted.
I'm taking MT THermo gain only on days I train, but am concidering a EAC once I get thru my half way point.
the ironic part is..I have this photo of me in my bikini at 190 on my fridge. I used to hate that photo and wished I was thinner. but to look at it now..I see my stomach coming out and my ab line there and I was in the best shape of my life.
04-05-2005, 08:49 PM
that looks almost like a traditional high protein/bodybuilder diet. the diet is really low in carbs so thats probably why you don't have energy to get thru your workouts. it might be off as far as calories go according to your stats, (i dont have the time now to really analyze it). but it looks like it would make you lose weight if you were very strict in following it. you could even add more carbs if you are still hungry (the weight will come off slower but safer, imo).
you should also be drinking a lot of water all day long to help flush out your body.
what does your training consist of and how long are you lifting for at a time? why not do cardio on days you don't lift?
04-05-2005, 09:15 PM
I second what Lil Bullet says -- if you're feeling really drained with little energy for your workouts, it's probably because you aren't getting enough carbs.
Your meal plan looks like (estimated):
Total Calories: 1857
%P: 42 (184g)
%C: 27 (127g)
%F: 33 (69g)
I think your cals look a little low for your height. How often are you working out and for how long? You may want to bump your cals up a bit. Your protein ratio looks spot on -- I'd bump up the carbs to 40% as well and lower the fats to about 20%. Less than 30% on the carbs isn't good for long term -- you could probably cycle and have low-carb vs higher-carb days. I'd have your higher carb days on the days you lift your big muscles like legs or back and that days you do cardio. Your low-carb days could be your rest days and the days you lift, say, arms.
I'd add in a snack post-workout of fruit (like another apple or a banana), and another serving of whole-grains with your dinner meal to increase your carb intake. I'd also cut your canola oil to 1 tbsp per meal. Maybe replace one of those veggie sautes with a large fresh salad. That would cut your fat grams down a bit.
Have you tried FitDay? I love that program, it's free and it's a real eye-opener in terms of how much you're eating and what your nutrient ratios are. Check it out here: www.fitday.com.
Good luck! I'll be checking back a lot, I'm interested in seeing how you progress.
04-06-2005, 05:33 AM
I DO have a fitday journal and it always shows about the same ratio you all are talking about. See my dietician/trainer only said clean up my diet at this point.they didn't give me ratio or anyhing like that but htey also haven't checked it or told me anything different so that's why I feel so lost.
They told me to do a one month circuit..working every body part adleast once when I lift. TO get used to being back in there. My quads are my hardest muscle and weakest...well except my back lol...when I work them..then they are totally burnt out and I have a hard time doing any cardio. This never was a problem before..I coud have wobbely legs and do an hour spin class before. My husband keep saying stop remembering before??? How can I do that?? I had already worked to get where I was...those memories aren't just going to magically disappear?
I've been doing like
Lat pull downs, leg press, chest, leg extensions, shoulders, hamstring curls, triceps, and abs. I don't work my bi's very hard cuz they grow too easily.
I lifted lastnight, so I wont today but will tomorrow. So it's one day on one day off.
Diet isn't hard for me this time, I'm not craving or freaking out..it's not that hard to stick with. I had a six month goal of having most if not all the weight gone. Fit day said in order to do this i"d have to drop 3 pounds a week until september.