So, am gradually able to do more, and have two coaches now who have me on strict programmes to get my mass back up and get me back in shape. I'll be honest, It's hard work. Harder work than getting in shape the first time was. I have minimum calorie targets to meet every day, and for all I know about nutrition, actually forcing the requisite quantities down is a challenge. I have to eat a certain amount of carbs, which goes greatly against the grain (hah! see what I did there?) and I really have to grit my teeth to do that part.
I am limited as tp the amount of cardio I am allowed, mainly on the basis of it being counter productive to the bulking effort. I am not doing so well on that front. Now I can run a bit I find it difficult to resist. I went for a 20 minute run with the dog a couple of days ago and realised when the hour playlist I was listening to ran out that I had rather overshot it and had no idea where I was, and still had to get back, whch turned out to be a 10 miler I have not told my coaches about.
I am back in the gym too, for the first time in a long time. Pushing hypertrophy and jostling for elbowspace with the acne ridden steroid heads. It is a humbling experience. I am baclk to lifting half the weight I was capable of only 3 months or so ago. But whilst I admit that is frustrating and a dent to the ego, I am just over the moon to be back in action.