Day 31 of the keto diet
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
In the first few weeks of being in ketosis, your body is learning to fuel itself with ketones instead of glycogen which can make you feel sluggish when working out because your body is just not very good at it yet. Until last week, I felt like gravity was having its way with me whenever I went for a run (something I do 4 or 5 times weekly), with my arms and legs feeling especially heavy. I ran slower, and had to stop intermittently to give myself little pep talks. It was tough, but it didn't last. Last week, I noticed my stamina was greatly improved during both my lunch time H.I.I.T classes and my runs. I also noticed I sleep much better and feel more refreshed up on waking. This is unusual for me as I LOVE to sleep and to quote one of my favorite pregnancy books, 'I'm the kind of person who prefers sitting to standing, and laying down to sitting.' I do have a standing desk at work, but before keto I had to force myself to stand throughout the day. I now only sit at my desk when I am either eating, or concentrating on something that requires an extreme amount of focus (I don't understand it either, but trust me when I say my brain requires my butt to be seated when it is analyzing things).
I don't want to jinx myself, but I think I'm over the carb cravings associated with going keto too. My two favorite keto podcasters (2ketodudes) call carbs 'carbage' and never was a truer term coined. Cleaning out the 'carbage' from my diet has changed my world. Even my skin is better, possbly because of not retaining water like a carb diet? I don't know, but I'm content with the process for now and am eagerly awaiting the weight loss I hear so much about.
I still need to take those measurements though...