Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Day 3...HELLO. My name is Lethargic...

It's Day 3 and I overslept...again.  I've been really sleepy but I don't know if it's from my body having withdrawals from sugar or because it seems like EVERY night I'm up past 1 AM working on my computer.  Either was a hectic morning and I was glad that I had leftover roast to grab and take with me to the gym to eat for breakfast.

I got there and ate as much as I could before it was time to teach the class and I felt good.  I was excited and had decent energy.  After class, the day was a blur of working out, speaking with an attorney on the phone, emails from my t shirt lady, and a full afternoon of taking my older sister to the doctor, pharmacy, and lunch...a very LATE lunch.  We ate out at Chilis but I still did well.  I asked for grilled chicken, grilled veggies, and a salad with NO dressing and NO cheese and NO croutons.  I'm sure it wasn't optimal as I don't know how it was cooked, but it was better than my usual meals at Chilis.  I had barely enough time to get my sister home and get back in town in time to teach the 5:30 pm class.

Everyone is buzzing about the 30 Day Challenge in the gym.  My friend Keri was saying that she's very tired and not feeling well, and I proceeded to say that I've felt good and had pretty good energy.  There were a ton of people there and once we were done...I headed home to cook.  Normally I would've met my family out and eaten at a local Mexican restaurant...a usual Wednesday night event...but tonight I was determined to cook.  It was ironic that I said I was feeling good and when I got home, I felt EXHAUSTED.  I was slow and lethargic and I had a bad tummy ache.  It took me longer but I pressed through and cooked dinner.

Now I sit here feeling like I have no energy.  It is a struggle to type this and all I can think about is my comfy bed, which is where I'm headed when I'm done writing.  In the past, I would've said "SCREW THIS!" and quit...but now...things are different.  I feel committed to this process and there's some small part of me excited by my discomfort.  It's like the bad, sluggish feeling is an obvious sign that my body is changing and will soon adapt...kinda like when you are sore after a workout.  It hurts, but it's a reminder that you worked hard.  I'm embracing every part of this and I am determined to see this through.  I'm going to bed...not dreading the possibility of waking up and still feeling like this but with passion and high hopes for a better, healthier, STRONGER future!

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  1. You're not alone :) Before I read your blog I ironically decided to start the Whole30 challenge on January 2nd. I'm right here with you in the trenches. ANd I've been vegan/vegetarian for years. I don't like meat and I still struggle a bit with leftover ED (I was anorexic. WAS. not am :) but I've been having health problems - cold all the time even in extreme heat, insomnia, severe IBS. and I am a candy addict, I love LOVE LOVE sugar. This is worth a shot for me. WE can do this :)

  2. Hang in there. Anything worth doing is worth doing right.

  3. I am so feeling you. I'm on day 5 and I dragged myself out of bed this morning. Definite withdrawals here! It will be worth it though!

  4. Thanks Cat! And I agree Fig! I'm still a lil sluggish but this is so good for me! Y'all have NOOOO idea how far away from this I was a week ago! :) We got this!!!