That’s what I really have to say about this experience. I have never, never gone low carb/carb free for this long. I know, I know. It was only 3 days. But if you consider all the foods we consume that have carbs, it really limits the average diet. It certainly has made me rethink what I eat and what I should be eating.
I have to be honest. I thought I would be sprawled out on the ground passed out or in a ball crying for carbs after the first day. There is so much satisfaction in eating “clean” food. I felt good after each meal, I was starving prior to each meal and probably wouldn’t have cared if it was veggies or a skunk. But I never felt weighed down after a meal. It energized me to move on to the next activity; which, I believe should be our main reason why we eat.
Did I want carbs? Ummm, maybe. Probably for the reason that I wanted a change from eating egg whites. But I had egg whites for breakfast almost every day during my first go around with P90X. It also might have been because I had some English Muffins staring at me from the pantry. And I have a jar of all natural strawberry jam in the fridge that happened to maneuver itself by the carton of egg whites.
So what did I do on my last day of Super Healthiness?
I started the day by doing some basic cleaning around the house. Then took the dogs for a walk on base. I came home and washed clothes (amazing how much you go through when you workout 3 times a day) cooled off and ate breakfast, which was my version of a southern omelet minus the bacon again. I finished my laundry and made my bed. My back was a bit tight so I decided to do some negative pullups to see if that would stretch it out a bit then moved to child pose to get a good stretch. Lunch came and gone, again with a fist full of turkey and some left over broccoli.
I was holding off on any other outdoor routine because clouds rolled in but,SMH, no rain. So I did P90X core synergistics then went for a run around 4:30ish, braving the chance of rain. There is a few more Tumbler videos for my day’s excursions HERE. My run pretty much took the rest of my energy. I figured I would push and go till I was about to drop. It was my last exercise afterall. I almost stopped twice on the hill I have now nicknamed, “My Beotch!”(no offense meant to the lovely ladies that read my blog) I ended up doing just under 5 miles.
So, will I ever do this again? Hell yeah! I plan on doing something like this every week from here on out. For example, I don’t work until 3 tomorrow so I will go for another 30 some mile training ride and possibly a run….that might be after work. But I do plan on having steel cut oats for breakfast! I will have to pick the weekends to go no carb or maybe whatever my 2 days off are during the week. If I plan right I can go grocery shopping and prep my favorite stuffed peppers for my no carb days. 🙂
Anyone have any good recipes?