Tuesday, December 11, 2012
I gained about a pound of muscle mass in the last 6 weeks, but my total body fat stayed about the same at 23%. This tells me that I need to avoid longer breaks in my exercise routine as the ones I had to take because of tendinitis in my arm and then soreness in my shoulder to make more progress. I decided to give it about 3 more months or until just before my half-marathon to do another check. My doctor thought I would not have to cut carbs any more to see results if I can keep from getting injured and continue strength training 3 times/week and running 3-5 times/week. This is unless my H A1c levels has not improved, in which case I may have to cut carbs a little more. I will get blood work done tomorrow and it will take about a week to get the results of that.
Given that I'm not really interested in cutting carbs all the way down to 20 grams/day I will probably just make progress very slowly.