Thursday, January 13, 2011

Get me to the Savannah

Last night I hit the gym for a quick interval workout followed by a slow 30-minute walk/jog to keep the fat-burn going...I kickstarted the HIIT workout by jogging at 4 mph for 30 seconds and toggled to 9.5 mph for 30 seconds and continued for 10 minutes. I'm going to just put it out there - I was hauling ass.

For someone who stands at a whopping 5'2" tall, my legs were spinning - I probably looked the RoadRunner does in this picture.

What's more is that it was EASY. Where'd that come from? I felt like cheetah on the savannah, sprinting after prey that had no hope of escape. While I broke a mean sweat, I didn't start to get winded until about minute 8.5. It was after 6 pm and all I had eaten so far that day was a quarter of a cantaloupe, some green beans, and a balance bar at lunch.

I have to admit, working out while fasting feels amazing. I have more energy and stamina than I've ever had. Yes, I do feel sorta hungry most of the day, but I guess I'm getting used to it. I feel light. I feel tighter. I feel really, really good.

Today is a genuine rest day for me. No gym. No intervals. No walking. No weights. I'm going to eat low-carb, a bit more fat and a ton of protein. I plan on topping it all off with half-price Raw Bar at Rooney's tonight as my reward for sticking with the fast for a week.

Weight: 122 (quick loss of about 5 lbs this week probably mostly water weight b/c I've been living in the bathroom!)
Energy: High

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