Okay well I stupidly have amped up my cardio (I can get pretty addicted pretty quickly). Here is a layout of my workout schedule:
Monday: 50 Min. cardio (elliptical/bike) followed by 30 min weights ( I usually do 12-15 reps moderate weight)
Tuesday: 50 min swim-lift lower body for about 20 min
Thursday: 55 min cardio (ellitpical/bike intervals) 30 min weights
Friday: 50 min swim or 50 min elliptical/bike intervals-abs
Saturday:60 min swim/10 min cycle-lift upper body 20 min.
Sunday: 55-60 min cardio-abs
When I lift I usually do chest and triceps one day, next day legs (squats,etc) back/biceps and then shoulders. Latley I have been focusing more on cardio because I have been loving the endorphin burn rather then weights. Neverless my body has turned soft With all the cardio workouts my blood sugar levels have seemed to be all over the place. (I am not diabetic, I have been tested...I notice this more when I increase my workout duration time). I have also been exhausted. Although, I am not overly sore or having any sleeping issues.
My daily intake looks like this : 1,800 calories 49f/180protein/175carbs (roughly sometimes a little higher) I eat oats, whole grain wraps, egg whites, almonds, tons of veggies, pb, protein powder, a little fruit, very clean so to speak.
This week after feeling drained I decided to take a break and revamp my workouts (more lifting way less cardio) I am on day three of my break and have found that I am STARVING and I am not even working out. Being it day three, my blood sugar levels seem to be alot better (no attacks) but I am constantly hungry. I am eating at maintance 1,700 cals. Could this just be because my body is used to working out and is trying to recover? I am at a healthy 135 and am 5'7. To tell you the truth I do feel a little guilty eating alot when I am not working out....
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