Hi Mike and nice to meet you too. Yes, I have had a lay off and hadn't exercised for about a month due to moving house and other things. No, I feel fine, nothing else other than the extended periods of soreness. It just lasts a long time and makes it harder to exercise a couple of days later being so stiff and sore. This has been going on for 2 weeks now, I thought it was down to not getting enough protein but I wasn't monitoring it but now I have started to and have found that I eat well over what I need on a daily basic (minimum 100g). I'm not lacking in energy at all but at the moment my sessions are no more than 30 - 40 mins of various exercises and target an area of my body with some weight training. The last time I worked on my chest for example was 5 days ago with push ups (wide, narrow and inclined with my feet on a chair) and some flies with weights. I did 4 sets of each followed by some stretching exercises. I wanted to work again on my chest 3 days later but I hadn't healed so I didn't do anything. Today is day 5 and I'm still a bit sore (especially my triceps) so I haven't done anything again. When I was veggie, it took me about 2 days, now I'm vegan 5? Not sure why.
You eat a lot of bananas! I've read somewhere that too many are not good for you? I tend to eat one or two a day but I have Tescos frozen berries and other fruits as smoothies. I can understand that for energy needs, but not for repair. I will try eating fruit around my training time and see if it helps. Thanks for the suggestion