It’s July 1st. One half of 2015 is gone, and I’m no closer to my goals weight or fitness wise. Trying to up my activity levels has resulted in weight gains. I’m stressed to the max. I tried time and time again to cut sugar, I went to Crossfit a couple of times in June, each time resulting in nearly a week of immobility due to DOMS and poor recovery mechanisms. My body is so engrained in burning glucose and soaring leptin and insulin levels, that I’m having trouble getting ahead of it. I really did try in June. I could have made it to more crossfit classes, but I honestly am not sure I should be doing crossfit right now. I’ve spent most of the last month researching ketogenic diets, intermittent fasting, recovery, and metabolic syndrome. I wanted to know how to approach this with success. I’ve modified Jack Kruse’s leptin reset a little, and I’m going to do just that and focus on getting my body relief this month. I’m massively inflammed, stressed, and can’t make it to ketosis without an almost binge on sugar if I’m trying to work out at the same time. There is alot of data that suggests becoming adapted to ketones takes between 4-6 weeks. So I’m not going to do any formal workout plans until I’m fully in ketosis. I’ll just go kayaking, take a bike ride, occasionally sprint when playing frisbee with the dog, but I want to keep it light and fun, not significant stimulus during this time. Jack Kruse explains all about this on his website, and to be honest, I’ve never been this far out of whack, so I always thought the advice to skip exercise was a little crazy. But, I can’t get good sleep, i’m sore for days after hard exercise, I don’t have energy, and I’m very obviously leptin and insulin resistant. So I think fixing that has to be the sole focus for right now. Hopefully by the end of the month I’m seeing some good progress. I’ll keep checking in, thanks for your support.