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Gym after baby and for the first time since 2015… Suck it up.

By Mikhaila

I’ve been doing floor exercises since June or July (3 or 4 months), slowly getting stronger. Using 5-pound weights for my arms and just doing bodyweight exercises for my legs with some rubber bands. It started off ridiculously slow. I could hardly do 10 of these guys on my left leg.

And I couldn’t (and still can’t) get my leg straight on my right side because of the hip replacement.

It started off incredibly frustrating but I got stronger really quickly. After two weeks of doing floor exercises, I got stronger. That felt really good because I could feel the improvements really quickly.

I moved to a condo with a gym and I went to the actual gym for the first time since 2015 this morning. I had stopped going to the gym in the summer of 2015 (just after I cut out gluten but before the elimination diet and wayyyy before all beef). My physio had told me I was going to hurt myself because of my ankle replacement failing. So I quit. Then I lost all the weight I wanted to lose by going on the original elimination diet so I didn’t even feel like I needed the gym. I knew I was weak but hell I had abs (which I had never been able to get at the gym).

Then I got pregnant and had a baby and destroyed my core (as it does when you stretch out all your abs to hold a human). Slowly built that up (just by waiting and doing some seriously minor ab exercises) before I started the floor exercises.

Anyway, I’ve been avoiding going to a gym because I HATE it. I came up with excuses. I do need an ankle revision surgery (scheduled in January). It does hurt to do leg exercises. But mostly I was avoiding it because it’s frustrating and it’s hard and that is a terrible excuse. So I went today and absolutely hated it again. Not the exercising part. The frustration part. I’ll keep going regardless. And I’ll hate it less every time. I knew the first time would be the worst.

My left leg is SO weak. And my ankle hurts. And I can see the difference between it and my right leg in the mirror. It’s so weak. It’s not weak like before the floor exercises (which I have to keep remembering), but it’s so much weaker than my right. It’s the visual difference that gets to me. And my right ass cheek is weaker than my left because of the hip replacement!!! I have to do all the leg exercises separately on the machines so that I’m working out each side equally or one leg just takes over.

So after the complaining, mostly I wanted to say:

After you fix your diet and get healthier – that takes time, give yourself the time to adapt, go through sugar withdrawal, get into ketosis, and start to heal – start exercising. Start doing things again. It can seriously suck to begin with, especially if you have injuries or you haven’t done it for years, or you’re just permanently fucked in some way. It can seriously suck. Verge of tears frustration about life suck. I don’t get upset easily now that the depression is gone, but it still sucked. That’s not a reason to avoid it. If you’re healthy enough to exercise, force yourself to do it and you’ll get stronger slowly. And suck it up if it sucks. (Mostly talking to myself here). Suck it up because things could be much worse (you could be hallucinating soy demons). After you’re done feeling sorry for yourself (try and keep that to a minimum), turn that frustration and self-pity into determination and anger and tell the cards you were dealt to go fuck themselves.

My goal exercise-wise is to become one of those people with huge asses AND joints replaced. Stay tuned. Might take a while and will definitely be interrupted by a hopefully successful surgery.


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  1. Hi Mikhila, check out Tim Anderson and his Origional Strength Reset; a body strengthening system that I think will have you rocking rolling and laughing. IT FEELS SO GOOD!! These 5 moves strengthen and Reset the body, nervous system and brain for anyone, no matter age, or condition. We all have gone through these from birth to walking. All you need is the floor…and be like a baby… Breathing, nodding, rolling, rocking, and crawling. Basic, simple and profoundly DELICIOUS. You, baby girl and husband can roll around together! It‚Äôs NOT about pushing through the pain, it‚Äôs more like PLAY, massage and deep relaxation. I‚Äôm alergic to gyms and always knew there had to be another way…to have a good feeling body. Elegant, strong and true. Like you. (Tim Anderson, Origional Strength, Reset, YouTube)

  2. “Returning to the Original You”

    Sue, it sounds kind of cultish for exercise program, sorta like yoga, however, the exercises look like they are legit.

    I suppose it’s cultish-ness is nothing compared to that of US Football or UFC as a weird cult. Most people are unable to think of Football or other sports in that way though. The violent competitiveness feels more down to animal nature and like it is real or something. I haven’t thought too much about it until writing this sentence.

    So.. so what if it is a cult?! Ascend to the next level, the level beyond human. Become the space monkey. Ride the 1 way comet if that is where your desired cult takes you.

  3. What is meant by WANTING A HUGE ASS?

    You seriously want a large gluteus? Or is it a pack animal you seek?

    1. DUH I just got that. That’s funny. I’m usually on here before I have finished my coffee. I know excuses, excuses

  4. “a hopefully successful surgery”

    sheesh.. I sure hope so too. Being able to walk is good.

    There isn’t a whole lot that can be done, even if a drug that cured all your autoimmune joint deterioration for the remainder of your life. It will still all break down soon enough due to innate programming. Gravity, physics or however you like to explain it.

    So what about soy, augmented soy, poisoned soy, no you are ‘alllergic’ to it… ok. but It doesn’t seem logical or like truth.

    1. Her brother became a soy demon, her father is obsessed with riding lobsters to Valhalla and she only wants to a big Caboose.

      Anything at all wrong with that?

  5. About 1 hour before going to the gym, if you drink  bicarbonate buffer, you can prevent lactic acid buildup in joints.


    Even if the body has a stable pH of more than 7, within normal limits, after 15-20 minutes ph starts to go down. It is normal, as long as we do not exceed our limits, the body is regenerated by producing buffer (sodium bicarbonate) to neutralize lactic acid.

     Since you are on carnivorous diet, your pH is definitely below normal limits (the body is acidic),milivolts are down.When you exercise will go much lower.

     In a bottle of water (only spring water) if we  add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda + 30 ml of magnesium bicarbonate, and drink it before going to the gym, not only  we will have more energy / mobility but,we will work a lot harder.

    The body will have more buffer to prevent lactic acid formation.

    Have¬† you test your body’s¬† ph level? A simple test is the ph in urine ,in the morning at the first hour. If urine is below 6.3, there is definitely excess of acidity in the body.
    The lower the number, the more acidic the condition. The ideal urine reading should be between 6.5- 7.5.

    ¬†To fix acidity / pH we need a buffer (from “n” reasons the body could not fix it).

    The carnivorous diet, although it can get rid of many symptoms, cannot balance our ph. The  acidic food include many protein food( some fats and seeds) coffee and alcohol. The  alkaline foods are rich in potassium and magnesium.

    Food can be  classified as acidic or alkaline depending on the contend of the minerals .

     As we need potassium and magnesium while we are on this diet (bicarbonate ).

     Inside our body we need  a pH of 7.0-7.5

     Our blood will always have a stable pH (7.3-7.4), the body takes minerales from our bonds  to balance the blood ph.

     A supplement i will take is ph adjust (is the only one I know it has a good bicarbonates ratio). Instead of magnesium  bicarbonate,  they use  magnesium carbonate ,which is not the same,and does not work the way magnesium bicarbonate works.

     Ph adjust would be my second option. The first option, would be to mix the sodium bicarbonate and potassium bicarbonate powder on my own ( ratio will change). To much sodium takes out potassium from our body . They need to be balanced. For the first two weeks I will  do  2:1 (sodium/potassium ),then I ll change to 2:1 (potasium/sodium, and stay there for a month). I will use only pure powder. I would not take more than 1 tsp -1 1/2 tsp of this mixture per day,and not more than 1 month.
     In my case, takes the  most 3 weeks,   to pick up the ph at the ideal limit.  People with high blood pressure should be carefully with sodium bicarbonate (will increase HBP).

     Becouse, I want magnesium bicarbonate (better than magnesium carbonate) I will make my own :


     There is a difference between unique water and the one made of milk of magnesia and carbonated water.Unique water (magbicarb)  is structured water.

    Structured water  creates an  electrical potential (voltage) . In other words, structured water stores energy, much like a battery.

    Since i don t want to spend $80 for an litre of magnesium bicarbonate , I use magnetic stirrer (vortex)  to structure the water. There are many ways to do it.
    Both light waves and infrared waves, for example, charge structured water with energy.

    That s way MagBicarb is expensive ($80 for 1 liter).
    Magnesium bicarbonate  will work as a buffer the same way, regardless witch magnesium bicarbonate water we use (magbicarb or the cheap one we make it home).We don t need to structure the water if we use it as a buffer.



    God bless you all

    Medical Disclaimer
    The Content is my opinion only ,and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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