Day 55 of 84
Metabolic Surge: Round 1, Phase 2, Day 1
Today’s nutrition called for protein only, keeping fat and carbs as low as possible. I stuck with egg whites, grilled chicken breasts, and grilled/steamed fish. I’ve been through this day before, but it still feels odd to eat just protein without anything on the side, but I know that this is only for one day
In the evening, I went to the grocery for fresh fruit, in preparation for the no-protein day tomorrow. Now, this is the first time I’m doing a fruit day when I am not living by myself, so I bought extra to share with the family. They started eating some of the fruit after dinner, and I had to restrain myself from eating the delicious-looking fruit! I just told myself (and my family) that I’m holding off since all I’m having tomorrow is fruit — they must have thought I might have gone slightly mad. At least they get to share…
In the afternoon, I did my HIIT run using near-maximal intervals (20s run, 5s walk) through the streets of our subdivision. This time, as my training session was longer this time (15 minutes training proper compared to 8 the other day), I took a longer route which took me through less busy streets. Near the end of my session, I was passing by a local gym (which I used to go to before) and peeked while I was running past. I didn’t realize that on the other side, a dog was barking and started to run after me! Good thing there were people outside the gym who alerted me to it. I slowed down, turn around slightly, and shouted to the dog, which promptly stopped and turned away. Danger averted, I carried on and finished my session. Maybe next time I’ll carry a light stick with me.
Running in the afternoon also made me realize it’s harder to maintain a quick pace when it’s so humid! It also takes a lot longer for my sweat to dry after running compared to when I was in Brisbane. Oh well, anywhere there are challenges; at least there’s no way for me to freeze while running here, even in the early morning.
Focus on your goals, eat clean, train hard, and expect success!