Woohoo, it’s hump day! :D
I was starving today. I think it’s because yesterday was a lifting day, and because it’s shark week. So there’s the perfect storm of my body trying to recover while my girlie bits simultaneously rip themselves apart. Wonderful, huh? So I’ve been doing 16/8 IF pretty successfully, but today that was a NO GO! I knew before I even left the house that I was going to need some sort of food that morning. Since I left a little early, I had time to stop at what my family likes to refer to as “The Sausage Station” off of Exit 40 on I-24E. It’s a Phillips 66 that has a large hot bar, and they serve fried smoked sausage on a stick. It’s amaaaaaazing and perfectly keto friendly!
Last night at the gym I think I actually experienced “bonking.” You know, when your body just gives out from complete lack of energy. It was like all of a sudden my gas tank ran dry. I had squatted, benched, done my deadlifts, and was in the middle of a set of overhead presses when I just gave out. It was so sudden and honestly somewhat frightening. I had the bar over my head with 55lbs loaded on it (I was working up to my old record of 65) and was pressing upward on my third rep when suddenly… nope. The bar went down and I sat it on the ground and just kind of tried to figure out what had happened. I rested for a few more minutes, gave it another shot and nope, it wasn’t happening. I’m not sure if it was because I was just tired after a long day of work, or because it’s shark week and my energy levels are low anyway, or because I’d only had about 500 cal all day at that point. Whatever it was, we went ahead and called it a night and came home and had dinner.
But anyway, I didn’t have anything extra prepped to bring for lunch today, and after feeling such pure exhaustion I didn’t want to screw around with prepping a lunch. So I wearily planned on eating out today. We have several restaurants near my job (my favorite is an El Salvadoran pupuseria y taqueria) and I figured I could just pick up some barbecue from Whitts.
CB requested quesadillas for dinner, and that rounded out my day!
Exceeded my protein goal today (yeah, that giant pile of meat for lunch did it), stayed under my calorie count, and went just a little over on my carb count. The beans at lunch did me in, but I can’t help it, they’re so good – and they don’t kick me out of ketosis, at least in that quantity.
I’ve got some chili cheese dogs packed for lunch tomorrow, and I’m planning on having pita pizzas for dinner after the gym. Hoping tomorrow’s workout is better!