I am hoping someone can shed some light on the problem I am currently having.
Back story: After attending a wedding last summer and seeing the wedding pictures, I finally noticed just how fat and out of shape I had gotten. I hadn't seen a picture of myself in some time and even though I knew I was terribly out of shape I didn't realize the extent until I saw a picture of myself. So I decided I needed to get back in shape. I was going to follow the typical conventional 'good diet' that I had been taught most of my life. However, I stumbled across Mark Sisson's The Primal Blueprint and decided to give it a read. It made sense to me so I decided to follow a primal/paleo diet instead of a typical high carb low fat diet. I started visiting Mark's website, Mark's Daily Apple, where I stumbled across a post by Cheapo. I had originally planned on joining a gym, but after seeing the results Cheapo got from the Simplefit routine I decided to give it a try. At first I couldn't even manage a pull-up. I mean I couldn't even pull myself up an inch. So, I started level one substituting lat pull downs using resistance bands for pull ups. Went through the Simplefit routine up to level 4 and then started again at level one after I was able to do a pull up. I am now up to level 5 and really enjoying the routine. I really look forward to my workouts. I am quite happy with the results so far, but have recently run into a problem.
The problem: During the last three weeks, whenever I am doing the Judgement Day workout, I get really bad headaches. This only happens on Judgement Day when I am going all out to get the entire set done in under five minutes. And it has only been the last few weeks after reaching level 5. Now I am wary of Judgement Day when I really used to look forward to the challenge of this day. Has anybody else experienced this or have any idea what is happening? The headaches usually occur during the push-ups phase. I make it through the pull-up section without the headaches. Could it be carb intake related? I typically get 50 grams or less of carbs in a day. Or could it be water related? Since its been cold out I've noticed that I have been drinking less water and more coffee, but think I am still getting an adequate amount of water. Probably drinking about 60+ onces a day and usually 2-3 large cups of coffee (no sugar). Any advice would be appreciated.