Monday, July 1, 2013

Mind over matter

Over the past five days, I've had 44 oz of raw vegetable juice, and about 450 oz of water. And nothing else. And I feel fucking amazing! The human mind is a fascinating piece of machinery when you control it instead of letting it control you.

For whatever reason, my energy is through the effing roof. I'm semi-maniacal. My trainer suggests I am most likely in ketosis, where all the glycogen stores in my muscles have been expended, and the brain is now feeding off ketones produced by the processes responsible for burning fat into energy. It rocks.

As usual, the first three days sucked pretty hard. But I still pressed though my workouts, and work was a busy atmosphere, full of distraction. So that was phenomenally helpful.

But today was the best so far! I just about bounced, Tigger-style, into my trainer's gym and soared through the paces. Then I drove back to my home gym and cranked out another 20-minute Tabata cycle on the elliptical. I got home, cooled off a bit, but my heart was still racing! It was like a frantic nervous energy was pulsing through my veins, so I strapped on my running shoes and ran every bit of 3 miles! Each drop of sweat felt like fat melting away and oozing out of my pores.

No doubt I've experienced ketosis before, but I never recall it having felt like this, and I'm a little nervous about how long this euphoria will last. Or if I'm actually losing all the fat that I think I am. My body's so fucked up after so many years of abuse -- who knows. But I'm hoping to ride this out for a while if I can. Feels so good, weight loss would just be icing. Pun, deliciously intended. ;)

Starve on.