New eating habits, new caloric baseline, feel better, sleep better, gained confidence in my body's ability to exercise and perform with proper fuel and prepared for the next challenge. Each of the first five directly feed into the sixth.
I ended up feeling VERY tired and run down, quick. Those few items, on just one day, has me convinced I want to stay in line with whole/paleo eating as I move into the next phase. The next phase includes decreasing my calories for fat loss, which I mentioned in the last post. As a result of this challenge, I know I have a healthy caloric baseline to move down from. I understand my BMR (basal metabolic rate) and I have a plan that allows me to fuel my lifting (which is going to be HEAVY - 90% of my max) days with extra calories when I need them, and function at my BMR alone, on days I don't lift. The plan I will be working to for the next eight weeks requires I feel good about what my body can handle, and I do! I feel so good these days, I feel like I can take on anything right now. I am also sleeping so good, the energy I have has me wanting to do more.
dietary guidelines, I was stressed to the max with matters in my personal life, and had distanced myself from God at the time. I know I am not the same person now, as I was then. I know I have what is needed to take on and complete this next challenge. Yes, it will last eight weeks, then I have spring break, then I am back at it for fourteen weeks. But I get ahead of myself. Right now, tomorrow is what directly lies ahead of me.
One day, one moment at a time is the only way I can approach any challenge. Staying in the Word, sleeping well, eating whole-God-made food, lifting heavy, and doing minimal cardio every day will empower me to go farther, push harder, love others and myself much, inspire and give me the energy to play often, and ultimately enable me, to be ME.
Have a fantastic Sunday and here is to a great February!
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