This morning was a total suffer fest. So I first want you to watch this:
My legs didn't hurt. My whole body was just giving me the OUCH in terms of energy. What is flatter than flat? Is there such a thing? If there was, I was it.
But first, AM weight in: 147 again.
Then I had my usual breakfast of grapefruit, cherries, blueberries, and an orange.
So I was on the trainer for 95 minutes, doing a HUGE number of intervals going from 1 min @ 150 watts to a variable time of 180 watts. Now, those numbers aren't huge. But remember how I have been complaining of being flat all week? That 180 felt a LOT harder! And the fact that I was doing it over and over and over again ranging from 4 mins to 1 min was just sapped what little energy I had to begin with. With 10 mins left, I was just waiting for the BONK. It never really showed up. That fruit breakfast did little for fuel....
I got off the trainer and was shaking so I ate an apple with peanut butter (salt added!). OMG it was heaven!
But this was merely something to calm my stomach down for a 3 mile brick run. It seriously felt like the run from my first triathlon. My legs were SO weak! Walking down the stairs was even hard!
Amazingly during the final mile and especially @ the very end, I had some energy and felt normal again (besides the usual hungry stomach).
So I am seeing a trend. I am hungry a lot during workouts, which I always thought I was out of energy, but in fact I do have energy, but I am just hungry.
Ate the leftover steak and salad for lunch. Then I took a short nap. After the nap I woke up and felt like a freaking zombie. I was HUNGRY. I mean, HUNGRY HUNGRY HUNGRY!
@ 4 I couldn't take it any more and had two hard boiled eggs, and another apple with some peanut and almond butter. I sorta felt human again...
Then we went out for Mexican. I got the steak, chicken, and shrimp fajitas. OMG I felt human again! I only ate the meat with the grilled veggies and onion with guacamole and pico de gallo. I CLEANED the plate! Tough watching my girlfriend eat fried ice cream right in front me....
Today was another hard day, diet wise, and probably as hard as Wednesday when I had similar hunger pains.
Tomorrow should be interesting...