Wow who knew I hadn't updated in this long sheesh.
Week 8 update:
Body Comp: I'm not sure of what weight I'm at I haven't actually made it over to the gym I regularly weigh myself at this week. However I am visibly leaner now from when I first began those 8 weeks ago.
Duration of fast: I've been holding strong at 15 hours and this week I've extended my fasts on Monday and Today to 18 hour fasts. I feel about the same as the 15 hour so far.
Sleep: I've been getting a lot more sleep recently than in week 5 and 6 so that's helping for sure.
Misc.: Nothing to report here ok well since someone else brought up the bowel movement thing, I haven't been going as regularly as when I was eating 6 times a day but still "flowing" well.
Overall energy: Great, never felt better to be honest, I find that I don't get that afternoon slump as much anymore (as long as I get good sleep). I also don't rebound from cheat meals a LOT faster now than when I was eating more often. Thinking about it I would think it should be the opposite? Anyone have any thoughts on this?
Performance: All of my lift #'s have gone up since I have now completed Strength II in NRoL. So this hasn't impacted my strength gains at all. Met con performance I think is pretty good considering I only do it 2-3 times a week. This week on Monday morning and Wednesday morning I worked out at Crossfit Challenge with Jerry Hill at 6 am. I was actually wondering if I'd be able to hack it at all since my last meal is usually at 6-7 pm on the previous day,I haven't really been keeping up my met-con, and all of my workouts have been during my "eating time." I worked out Monday morning and while not a rockstar performance I managed and felt no ill effects. I even extended my fast after to see if I'd feel odd. Today so far so good also. Perhaps met-con on a empty stomach is the best way to go
*Note - At the 18 hour mark yesterday I felt like I was starving!
"And for crying out loud. Don't go into the pain cave. I can't stress this enough. Your Totem Animal won't be in there to help you. You'll be on your own. The Pain Cave is for cowards.
Pain is your companion, don't go hide from it."
Last edited by Allen Yeh : 03-01-2007 at 05:12 AM.
Reason: added 18 hour fast feelings