Our expert says:
Well, obviously a lot changed for you in Nov/Dec last year, but you shouldn't panic or make too many changes just yet - you know what worked for you last year, because it sounds like you achieved a great deal. And now, the difference is not the training, it's the condition and the medication.
So I think there are two things you need to look at before you look at training. First is the meds - is that dosage optimal for you, and is it effective? That's something for your doctor to discuss, and to monitor, but something to bear in mind. Then second, is your diet optimal? It's unusual to suddenly develop a thyroid problem, though insulin resistance can gradually develop. Either way, diet is absolutely vital, possibly as a cause, but now as a way to combat it.
So a dietician is very important, I'd see one and have them look at your current diet, make some suggestions, prescribe a meal plan and so forth. very important to do this.
once you've done that, then give it some time. There's nothing obvious that jumps out at me saying you're training badly. What you might look at doing is lengthening the cardio training by lowering the intensity - I'm not convinced 15 seconds on, 15 seconds off is the best way for 7 minutes. I'd say 15 minutes, maybe going 30/30 would be more effective on each of the bike and orbitrek.
Then, re the weights, better to go 20 reps low weight - you can't do 20 heavy. If you can do 20, it's a low weight. The alternative would be 10 reps heavy, but I'd stick with a lower weight, more reps. And 2 or 3 sets are important too.
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