Over the last month, I have been working towards figuring out what is going on with my body and why I can’t get the weight off. So at the beginning of March, I saw a new provider and they ran all of the normal blood test with the addition of a genetic test for mthfr. Mthfr is a genetic mutation that a lot of people have. But what it could mean for me really is that i do not process gluten and dairy as I should , so my body just retains gluten and dairy instead of getting rid of it. It also makes a person sluggish, cloudy headed and a lot of other things. So what that means for me, is to lose weight, I have to stopped eating gluten and dairy to see if start feeling better. so for the past 6 weeks I have stopped eating or drinking anything with Gluten and Dairy in it and I do have to say I feel sooooooooooooooooo much better. It is very hard to find foods that do not have both of those ingredients, but i get to eat a lot of meat and vegetables so I am okay with that.
In the gym, i have seen so many differences. I am not dead after class, i have the enegrdy to keep going which i have never really had before. I sweat differently, it just pours off of me. So now, it make me more motivated because I am seeing changes. Not sure what the scale says at this point, but i am feeling better. So it makes me want to work out more. I have started swing kettle bells and lifting some weights to supplement my training.
I do have to say this is the best that I have felt in years, and i can finally see changes in my body. I still have some more test that they want to run so hopefully I will get a chance to get in there soon and have them done. But I’m just happy to start getting some answers to the results.
Coming up next for me, on Saturday April 30th, I will be competing in the Atlanta BJJ Pro. So look forward to a recap on that coming soon.