Hello and welcome to Day 5!
I felt so much better yesterday....physically. That "I feel like I'm dying" feeling was gone and I wasn't quite as tired. But mentally....whoa! I was so cranky! EVERYTHING just got under my skin and I was a total b*tch to everyone. I managed to force a smile at work, but it was hard.
The worst part of yesterday was my run. I only did 3 miles because I had no energy for running. My legs felt like lead and it was if I was running through mud the entire time. The wind didn't help, but I know it was the lack of carbs and my body adjusting to a different fuel source. In the long run (no pun intended!!), this will be so beneficial to me in the distance runs. I know it will help my endurance to be burning fat instead of glucose. I'm just hoping that the shift won't take long; I'm registered for my first half marathon of the year at the end of May.
Even though I ate well yesterday, I was hungry last night. I drank two cups of herbal tea, but I felt hungry for the first time. But I didn't give in! Yay me!
Lunch yesterday was delicious!!! I braised some cabbage with caraway seed and bay leaf, cooked an organic chicken and apple sausage, and heated up some roasted butternut squash - YUM-O!!! It was a very fall-like meal, but so good! I have enough for leftovers today.
I have some extra time this weekend, so I'm going to do some bulk cooking and have food to just pop in the oven or crockpot or warm up next week. I wanted to do that last weekend, but because it was Easter I was busy cooking our dinner and celebrating with my family instead.
Friday is my day off, so I'm off to yoga, then a run, then getting my nails done. The sun is out and it's supposed to be 50 - happy day!!!