Competing Against Myself – Day 30

Fasting Window

Last Input (6/10)

8:30 PM

First Input (6/11)

4:30 PM

Time Spent Fasting

20 Hours

Sleep

7 hours

Today’s Workout

100 Deadlifts with (2) 30 pound dumbbells

Time: 4 minutes 30 seconds

Food Log

6:45 PM-Coffee with Half and Half (Done just before 7:15)

Some Thoughts

My wife and I commiserate over the slog of stories people put before recipes and the like on their food or health blogs. When we are looking for the key information we really would prefer it to be at the top. People will just scroll past for the core stuff they are after anyway, so why not just put the good stuff up top and encourage visitors to check out the rest after they have gotten it? Anyway, I am trying to streamline my presentation of my health and fitness journey, but I also want to make room for more long form content here. Writing this out, it occurs to me that I should simply call this section the journal section and write anything I feel like sharing here.

Journal

This Journal section is a space for philosophizing and reflection (see the bit about focus below) but also a place to note my physical and mental state.

11:30 AM

I’m feeling something weird. My hearing and vision seem to be extra sharp. Almost too sharp. I wonder if being stuck in an office will ne a bit harder now if I am in a heightened state from being fasted. I have been seeking knowledge on ketosis and fasting and I like Thomas DeLauer’s videos. He talks about the effects of IF and says there is an increase in mental clarity. I wonder if that is what I am experiencing.

So I went off of Intermittent Fasting for 3 or 4 days and I didn’t really like it. I don’t know that I was more prone to cheat and stray, but I sure was tempted to and I did a bit, as recorded previously on my Food Logs. Last night I determined that I would fast for 18-20 hours. It looks like it will be 20 hours because I didn’t bring any food for myself today. I have almond butter, regular butter and cashews here in the office, but I don’t think I will need them. Like I said, I have determined that I will not eat until I get home. A wise man once said, “Your focus determines your reality.” I heard that 20 years ago and it has always drifted around in my mind, but I haven’t taken ownership of it until recently. I am focused on feeling and looking better. I am focused on getting the sleep I need. I am focused on eating right and for the right reasons. I am focused on becoming the best version of myself I can be.

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