Since I have been back at the gym hitting the weights with my 5x5x5x5 program (which is awesome), I have been super careful with my diet. If I am heading to the Bahamas in November, I want to be in some kind of reasonable shape. Thus my day to day food has been limited to natural foods, meat, veggies and lots of soup. I love soup in the fall/wintertime. I make a mean rice veggie cabbage soup. I have at least three big bowls a day. Yum. (I am not on the cabbage soup diet!!)
Well I guess my body hasn't made the calorie reduction transition yet because in my 120 minute spin class last night, I hit the wall hard. I was soaking wet sweating up a storm and then all the sudden I started to get a chill. Then I stopped sweating altogether. Within minutes I got that dizzy/nauseous feeling and had to pull back on the attacks and hill climbs. Forget the intervals. I wasn't going near them. I scraped by the next 4 tracks to the finish but only at about 30%. I had nothing left. Nada. Even if I wanted to push, my energy output was just not there.
I never realized that such a small reduction in calories can have such an impact on your levels of energy while working out. I will have to rejig my numbers to make sure that doesn't happen again. It did not feel good at all.