Welcome JKenney! I support everything everyone has posted. I'm a fitness instructor & I started low-carbs on one of my 'light week' schedules at the club. I'm glad I did. The next week was my teach 2x - 3x a day 4-5 days a week. Believe me . . . it was a struggle to keep my muscles, brain & breathing coordinated for endurance.
Today I'm still struggling with this cold. I have a doc appt tomorrow. The cough is annoying & my throat is more annoying. Ice water . . . water . . . water with lemon & more ice water . . . is the only thing besides those horrible throat lozenges that are full of chemicals . . .that quiet the discomfort.
I haven't gained any weight . . . and I make myself eat my food plan . . . and I want to sleep. I also have a habit of having these type of upper chest colds turning into pneumonia. I'd rather use an ounce of prevention . . . than to have to go on heavy antibiotics. Antibiotics are poison . . . they are to kill the bad stuff . . . and hopefully not kill the good stuff. I'll stop & purchase some probiotics on my way home from doc tomorrow.
I'm a very lucky woman. I want to ride my bike & lift weights but . . . I'm also smart . . . and will wait until my body can function & breathe without coughing up a lung. I'm walking backwards within my home. Laugh if you will . . . but walking backwards balances the hip area, increases balance, as well as uses the cervical vertebrae rotation to keep from bumping into stuff.
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Welcome!! Reading the book will help and we are more than excited to have you!! I agree though, unless you are already doing that kind of a workout, I wouldn't start atkins and work that hard. Not in induction at least. Its a lot to learn but once you understand it, you'll know if for life. You won't look at food, especially processed foods the same way ever again.
Welcome! You might want to hold off on the exercise, or at least back off some. You are likely to have "Induction Flu" while your body adjusts to burning ketones instead of glucose. Headaches, lightheadedness, dizziness and just generally not feeling great are common. If you're already doing all of that exercise, then you could stay with it, but just be aware that you may need to back off for a week or two. If you're just starting an exercise program, try starting out a bit slower. I sure do hate to discourage anyone from exercising, but I'd hate even more for you to start out too ambitious and then give up on both Atkins and the exercise!
Induction Flu usually only lasts a couple of days, up to maybe a week or so, and after that you should have lots more energy than you had before you started!
I have been an SP member for quite sometime, but would like to make my health and fitness more of a priority! I'm still learning how to set up my profile and how to post, so bare with me. I'm in my early 40s and have about 45 lbs to lose - and hopefully never find again. I'm also trying to conceive my first child, so losing weight may help.
I started Atkins yesterday and have a lot to learn. I haven't read the entire book, so I am hoping that I can learn from the veterans in this team forum.
In addition to Atkins, I plan to work out 5x per week doing cardio for 1-hr per day and doing pushups and situps.
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