Friday, January 24, 2014
I made it half-way through a Group Ride class last night. I started feeling light-headed, so I pedaled easily until my heart rate got back to normal and then called it a night. I'm glad I tried. I plan to go to the gym tonight for a swim, and I'm hopeful I can ride tomorrow (outside! on a real bike!). Running is still days away, though.
Just got back from the doctor. He explained why he had me quit taking supplements. His thinking is that my increased thirst and cramps are the result of my body processing the extra micronutrients and handling the stress of increased exercise. It makes sense to me. We compromised: I'm going to cut waaaay back on most of my supplements, and see how my body reacts.
He removed several things that were listed on my chart: Metabolic syndrome, high LDL, pre-diabetes, and obesity. Congratulations, he said. You just got rid of four medical conditions all because of exercise. So I guess I can forgive him for dissing my well-thought-out supplementation program.