Your energy level isn’t something you spend much time thinking about. You only notice it when you have a surplus of it, or a serious lack thereof. Like, after you treat yourself to a box of Red Vines during “Juno” (sugar high!) or during the hours of 2 to 4 p.m. when you would rather be in bed than anywhere … especially not your cubicle. We all know keyboards don’t make good pillows.
The first thing Mike asked me this week when I went to meet him for my THF consultation was, “How’s your energy level?” I hadn’t thought about it. I hadn’t even noticed it. I know when I leave the gym I’m so exhausted that I can barely lift my arms to the steering wheel, but that’s about it.
So I think about it. And then I realize that I haven’t needed a nap once this week. It’s not as if time always allows for such a luxury, but there’s always that need (the one between 2 and 4 p.m. where time drags to no end, like I said). But this week, I haven’t been tired. In fact, I’ve felt pretty lively. There’s a little spring in my step, and I can’t give all the credit to the weather.
I think it’s a combination of a balanced diet and exercise. (Not to mention my caffeine intake has taken a serious hit.) I feel more regular. I get to eat when I’m hungry, and when I’m thirsty, the only thing I really crave is water. Isn’t that’s the way it should be? It feels good to rely on something so natural.
And at the end of the day, all of this non-drowsiness makes for some sound sleeping. Take it from the insomniac, herself.
So, at the end of Week Two I have:
- Gained 1.2 pounds overall (.4 lb. increase since last week)
- Lost .9% body fat overall (a .4% increase since last week)
- Decreased my fat mass by .65 pounds overall (a .23 lb. improvement since last week)
- Increased my lean mass by .82 pounds overall (a .03 lb. improvement since last week)
I’ve also decreased my drowsiness by 150 percent.