I'm about to embark on pulse 12 this coming Saturday. It's been a journey, with ups and downs. I'm working my way through this all and seeing where it leads.
Over the year or more that I've been here, I've often read about how as one goes through the CAP that it's common to take two steps forward, one step back, or is it two forward, two back. I'm sure that both cases are possible and even likely.
Well, I had a step back on Monday of this week. I felt horrible all day. It was like I had two five year old nephews visiting and they decided to follow me around all day with a bear hug on each leg. I suspect that the reason I felt so terrible was not entirely the CAP or my reaction to it. I suspect that the reason I felt so horrible was that I missed out on excercising at the gym on Monday. I decided to take the night off, which put me about five days behind on doing cardio and getting leg excercises in. I suspect that maybe my body was catabolizing the muscle in my legs though I thought I got ample protein throughout that period.
Anyhow, I got back to the gym on Tuesday and used the elliptical trainer. I feel MUCH better today. I wonder if maybe sweat has something to do with it also, along the same lines as an infra-red lamp and how it causes one to sweat out endotoxins. I'm thinking maybe the volume of sweat I generate at the gym is akin to using a heat lamp. By the time I finish, I am literally drenched.
In any case, that's all I can write for the moment and will try to add to this later.