I've been fighting adrenal fatigue for, apparently, years now, and after a break due to ketogenic dieting, symptoms have been creeping back. I think I'm on the right track with diet and supplements, but I'm having to scale back my awesomeness training regimen pretty significantly. Previously, my top three training goals were as follows:
1) To hike the Colorado Trail at 25-30 miles per day.
2) To build the functional strength, balance, and mobility necessary to defeat two or more top-level SMERSH agents simultaneously while unarmed.
3) To mount and ride upon a great sandworm using my own maker hooks.
Most of my awesomeness training is going on the back burner. Pretty much everything I want to do will exhaust me for the rest of the day. Since I'm working on mobility, restorative yoga is the only thing I can come up with that gets anywhere. It would be nice to sit on the floor cross-legged comfortably (goal #39) but until I get healed up some, I won't even be able to do the strenuous classes and learn how to shoot fire out of my mouth like the guy on Street Fighter II (goal #12).
Is there anything physically ambitious I can do without flattening out my cortisol curve, or am I stuck doing recovery yoga classes and sitting on the couch sharpening my maker hooks?
asked byTen_Bulls (149)
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on September 05, 2012
at 02:20 AM
I really feel your frustration. It's almost painful to want to be out using your body, and yet not be able to do it (I've been there, so I really do know how you are feeling). But, sometimes you just have to take the time to heal, and time is what it takes.
The kinder and gentler you are with your body, the quicker you will heal. You are on the right track with the gentle yoga. However, if even that makes you tired, then don't do it.
When I was in the full grip of adrenal fatigue, even walking would leave me feeling drained.
on September 05, 2012
at 12:17 AM
You could probably flex in the mirror at least ten minutes per day and not have it completely wreck your adrenals. Maybe get a tattoo of an eagle or a panther. Let's be honest, it would be pretty badass, Especially while riding the sandworm.
I've been going through adrenal fatigue as well. Because I don't want to put my "training to become more awesome" on the backburner, I have just kicked out everything else that could be affecting my adrenals. I've also started taking a supplement given to me by my Naturopath doctor that seems to have really gotten things back in order.