Went to workout this morning and it was 3-3-3-2-2-2-1-1-1 at increasing weight, hang power cleans. The one lift I can do. Sort of. When I was working up to a heavy clean a couple of weeks ago with Jarrod, as it got heavier, I had some problems with my shoulder putting down the weight and even going up into the rack position. Jarrod remembered this and told me to take it easy today, even though I really wanted to go heavier. In the warm-up, I felt the shoulder acting up, but then I tried a few more reps and I was fine. It only hurt when I put down the weight back to the hang position under control. Jarrod suggested that for this workout, I just drop the weight between reps and it felt pretty good…until I got to about 100# and I felt a pinch in my shoulder. Time to stop upping the weight. I dropped back down to 95 and just worked on form. A little frustrating, as with these shoulder issues, the clean was the one lift I could do. I guess I can still do it, I just can’t work to a heavy weight.
Then we did a little AMRAP 7. As written, it was 15 double unders, 10 kettle bell swings, 5 handstand push-ups. Since I did the KB swings yesterday, I modified the workout as follows: 30 single-unders at a steady pace, 10 bicep curls @25#, 5 goblet squats @53#. Final score was 4+26.
Then I went to the doctors. It’s my Endocrinologist, who’s tasked with managing my diabetes stuff. Good news is that my A1C is down! Bad news is, and the most frustrating news, is that I’ve actually gained weight. I am so confused by this and extremely frustrated. I want to cry when I saw the scale. When I talked to the doctor about it, she said that it’s likely because of the change in medication that I did right before the challenge started. We’re trying to find the right mix of medication because I had some weird sugar issues (she calls is paradoxical sugar rises) – meaning that when normal people workout, their blood sugar levels drop. However, when I workout, mine actually rise. Fun, fun, fun. Today, we did another adjustment / change to my prescription regimen. We’ll see how this all works out these next couple of weeks. So, there it is. Niko swears that I’ve slimmed down visibly, so maybe I have just been putting on muscle weight at the same rate I’m losing fat weight. Just having a hard time seeing through the fog this morning. WOMP WOMP.