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Kinda disappointed and apprehensive... but not giving up!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

So I purchased this new workout program from beachbody.com called Rockin Body. I started it a few days ago and was so psyched to do it. It is so much fun! I enjoy doing it and can't wait to start seeing results. HOWEVER... yesterday I was a bit disappointed. My program has a repeating monthly schedule that has a different set of routines daily, resting on sundays. Yesterday's workout was supposed to be 2 parts. The first part was called Disco Groove and is 35 minutes long. I got 28 minutes into it and had to stop. I was shaking all over REALLY REALLY bad, really weak, and really hot. I sat down for a few mintues.... then the next ten minutes are kinda hazy. All I know is I felt really weak and was shaking and the first thing I do when that happens is eat. And boy did I.... I headed to the kitchen and proceeded to EAT, whatever I could get my hands on. Eventually I realized what I was doing and stopped. I was still shaking, tho not as bad, so I grabbed a glass of orange juice and sat down. About 20 minutes later I was feeling pretty sick to my stomach and still shaking. Laid down and napped on the couch for about an hour then. I really don't want something like that to happen again, it was horrible.
I have had multiple blood tests over the years, and every single one of them has come back saying I am healthy as a horse. No diabetes, no thyroid problem, no nothing.... (which doesn't explain the whole not being able to get pregnant for the past 5 years thing... but that's another story entirely). Only thing I have been diagnosed with is obesity... hence why I am here.
SO. I was doing some research after talking to one of my sisters today. Since my nurse practitioner doesn't feel like returning my phone calls and answering my questions, I had to find my own answers. My sister suggested that the reason I felt so horrible and shaky afterwards, even tho I have been exercising for a couple weeks now, was because as you break down the fat cells to lose weight it releases the toxins that are stored in those fat cells. And an overload of those toxins since it was a pretty vigorous exercise, may have caused me to feel that way. Well I was doing some internet research and couldn't find anything conclusive whatsoever. Just opinions and guesses from multiple sources. However from everything that I read, I have to conclude since I am 'healthy' according to the doctors and tests, that an overload of toxins released from my fat cells was the cause. I am guessing that it affected me the worst yesterday because I wasn't properly hydrated, so there wasn't enough water to dilute the toxins and help wash them out. I didn't hydrate that day very well before my exercise, and I do not plan on making that mistake again. I have not exercised yet today because I have been hoping my nurse practitioner would call me back. So i'm going to continually drink more water over the next hour and then try out my next exercise on the schedule. I will not give up! I am gonna do this!
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  • POSHA627
    Thanks everyone! I DID increase my water intake yesterday before my workout last night and i did NOT have a repeat. So I think I just didn't have enough fluid in my body to combat the weight loss and toxin release from fat. So i'm definitely going to keep my water intake at a maximum throughout this program. And I definitely am going to keep calling the nurse practitioner to see if I can't have her validate the whole toxin release from fat thing and have her go over my blood tests again.
    1865 days ago
    uh oh- take care! and take it easy!
    1865 days ago
    WOW that was scary. My first thought was not enough water. Maybe you got dehydrated and your body was giving you an enormous "danger" sign. I agree, keep calling the nurse practitioner and bug them for answers.
    1865 days ago
    Wow! That would be scary. I hope that increasing your fluid intake beforehand helps!
    1865 days ago
    Wow that sounds so scary!! I would call her back and leave about 15 more messages so she gets a hint that it's pretty freaking important she calls you back.. like NOW! Please take care of you Posha and make sure you drink gallons of water if you need to! emoticon
    1865 days ago
    Yeah that sounds like it is a pretty scary thing to have happen...
    1865 days ago
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