Week 5: 16-22nd July
Monday 16th: was good, I went back to fasting after breaking the fast early on Sunday. It went smoothly, I felt no hunger, thirst, just another in the office.
Tuesday 17th: I tried to push harder at a physical level, I did BJJ in the morning, Kettlebell and spin class.
I felt full of energy, I can go on and on, but I feel that I lost explosiveness.
By the way I hit my long time lowest 80.3kg.
Wednesday and Thursday were weird, I started to feel that the weight is not moving. Quite surprising, have to put more emphasis on planning my meals.
Nevertheless, it is surprising because I am a bit stressed and feel extremely tired. My wife was away and I have to stay with the boys and feed them and put them to bed.
When my wife came back and took over, meaning I didn't have to put them to bed. I lied in the living room and slept 1-2 hours. I felt drained...
Friday 20th: end of the rope!
I am exhausted and burnout, from 5-6.30am I had my BJJ session and at the end of the session I was adamant, I was not going to spin!
Obviously, I did the opposite and spin really hard. I enjoyed it, but deep inside I knew I will have to pay for it. Effectively, my legs were shut, I ached, felt my blood sugar dropped. At 2pm, I had to eat something to be able to keep up with my day.
I also started to question my hormones! I have been paying more attention to my food intake but the weight has gone up!
Lately, I have been under pressure. I have a lot of things going on, in particular the launch of my football academy. I believe that everything Play a role in the way I felt lately.
Saturday 21st: My guess may be right!
I did feel a bit hungry in the morning, I put it down to search of comfort. I have been a compulsive eater my whole life. I am used to eat to feel better. the stress I felt lately make me feel about food.
After running my training session, I felt good mentally but drained. I know that feeling, it is the way I normally feel after a BJJ competition. The mechanism is as follows, I spend weeks training and reached competition day burnt out. Nevertheless, I can focus to compete, but once I have competed my body and brain just shut down.
It is 5pm and I had 2 coffees and 1 tea and no food so far and after relaxing a bit I feel good. Definitely, being stressed played a massive role on me being hungry, I crave for food and feel exhausted.
On Sunday 22nd, after working I decided to break the fast and have a normal day. I started to eat quite early around 1pm and had a relaxing day. After processing all the experiences I went through, I decided to move into a 16h fasting/8h eating and 2 meals protocol.
I almost forgot to add that I trained 9 weeks in a row without REST! I am simply physically Exhausted.
Today till Monday I will be resting, no training at all JUST RECOVERY, IT IS TIME TO GIVE MY BODY A DESERVED REST!