It’s day 9, and I feel super-human.
I went back to working out, while being extra-careful with my knee, doing my own upper-body stuff at CrossFit Federal Hill. Even when I’m not working out, we’re pretty active anyway. We walked many miles in Washington DC yesterday. I still appear to be losing fat and gaining muscle.
My energy is still consistent all day long, with no sleepiness at all. My mind is functioning clearly from the time I wake up until the time I go to sleep, except for the sugar buzz (see below). This morning at 6:30 am (3:30 am West Coast Time) at the gym, I noticed how smoothly awake I was. There was none of the jarring, buzzy awakeness that I have felt in the past early in the morning.
This experiment has led to us realizing that we love getting up early. 7 am on the East Coast was too late for us, so we shifted things back to 6 am, which is 3 am according to our West Coast body clocks. We’re going to bed by 11 pm here (8 pm internally).
We finished off the last of the barkTHINS snacking chocolate, the stuff with the refined sugar in it, and noticed the rapid-onset foggy feeling and the feeling of weakness in our legs.
I did’t realize that I could eat so much. During the 6–8 hour non-fasting period, I eat massive plates of heathy food. I have an intense appetite. I clear big plates now. I didn’t used to do that.
Here is some extra meditation motivation.
Let the experiment continue.