It is, what it is
Eight weeks ago I wrote about how I decided my next goal needed to be all about consistency. I wanted to be not only consistent with my training but with my nutrition. Both had been lacking greatly since the start of 2017.
So I started with my 70/80/90 Rules.
70% of my training will be at 70% intensity.
I will train, or be active, 80% of the year.
And my nutrition will be at 90% during the week. Meaning, 90% of my meals will be "clean" or what I should be eating during the week. This gives me 2-3 meals that are not considered "clean".
So how have I been doing?
Here is my "before" pic and a pic from yesterday morning.
My training has been phenomenal.
I'm getting stronger.
I'm not running myself into the ground or over training (aka...I'm keeping up with my 70% rule).
I'm training about 5-6 days/week (aka...hitting my 80% rule).
And my nutrition has been on par (aka...hitting my 90% rule).
But, and there always is a "but".
But, I have hit a bump in the road.
I've been having some major issues with my stomach/digestion.
For the past 4 weeks I've been having issues with nausea, increased gas and bloating, increased belching and just feeling yucky tummy wise.
At first I just thought it was something I was eating, but I hadn't changed my food from what I was eating before I started my 90% Rule.
Then I started ruling other things out.
First was...well it was the tummy issue that usually ended in about 9 months. LOL Nope...not that.
Then I was was looking at if I was eating dairy because I do have some issues with dairy. Nope...not that.
I couldn't put my finger on it.
Then it hit me.
What happened to me about 4 weeks ago?
I came down with strep and was put on a pretty big dose of antibiotics.
I have not been on antibiotics in YEARS.
If you didn't already know, when you take antibiotics it not only kills the bad bacteria that is running through your body, but also the good stuff too that is in your gut.
The stuff you need and helps with digestion.
So I started taking pro-biotics last week and I am happy to say they are helping greatly.
But, with that bump in the road came set backs and I am not as far along as I would like.
Is it frustrating?
But as in the title, it is what it is. I can't change the fact that I got strep and didn't really think about what the antibiotics would do to my digestive system.
As I said in June, my goal is just to be consistent and that is exactly what I am doing.
I feel better, I am stronger, a little leaner and enjoying it all.
So what is next you ask?
Well, I still have 9 more weeks until my birthday, the day I decided as my target date.
I just going to continue to be consistent with my 70/80/90 Rule. I really do love it because I don't feel deprived or completely dead from over training.
I will probably post another pic in about 4-6 weeks, but I am not going to make it my main concern.
Also, I have some exciting stuff coming to TLAG over the next couple of months. Lots of new videos on how to reach your goals through training and nutrition. Make sure you keep checking back!!!