#43 Health Blog – Why Failure is OK

Good Morning!

Well, as you might might have guessed from the title of the post today, I didn’t finish exactly what I had planned.

Tuesday wasn’t a horrible day for fasting, but I felt kinda off right when I woke up. That’s not unusual and what the morning coffee is for. As the day pressed on I developed headache and then finally, some digestive distress. Ugh.

When I got home later in the evening. I started to feel really queasy. Pair that with the headache general sense of the blahs I had already, I decided that I couldn’t wait for morning to refeed so I ate.

Looking back, I should have been drinking a lot of water, It’s a water fasting day after all. I was at least a litre behind. This explains the headache and the lack of electrolytes may explain the queasiness and general case of the blahs.

This week I decided to try reintroducing milk back in to the diet. Let’s just say that was a bad idea and could have been another reason for the headache and the blahs.

I completed 24 hours of fasting time out of the 32 hours I had planned.

I failed, but I didn’t feel like a failure.

What is super important about tuning the diet and eating schedule is that there is going to be a lot of failures along the way. Failure is expected to happen and when it does, I’ve found out what doesn’t work.

Not giving up and keeping at it, is what’s important.

Progress

No changes.

My expectations of a 1-2 lb drop changed after I started to feel queasy, so no change is OK. It’s only 2 days after all.

At The Gym

Today was leg day and we got’em good. The slight grade to the parking lot at the gym was a bit of a struggle afterwards. Here’s what we did.

  • Single Leg Extension, 3 x 15 each leg, 20 lbs.
  • Hamstring Curl, 3 x 15, 45lbs.
  • TRX Squats, 3 x 15, body weight.
  • Sled Push, 3 x 120 feet, 80 lbs + Step-Ups on 12″ platform 3 x 15, body weight. After the first set of these I started to get really gassed and needed a rest in between the sled and the step-ups.
  • One-Legged Dead Lift, 3 x 12 each leg, 35 lbs.

I hobbled over to the treadmill to cool down and let my heart rate drop before I attempted to continue on with my day. Good Idea. 4 minutes, 10% grade, 1.5 MPH and then down to 0% grade for the last minute.

The Next Meal

I still have to make that beef and broccoli. I also picked up some cauliflower and a couple steaks again. Beef is always in season.

I also picked up some cheese and pepperoni to make something pizza like. I think I might get more creative this time and make pizza pockets or something, not sure yet, but I’ll let you know in the next one.

Thanks for reading and have a great day!

-Karsy

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P.P.S If you’re wondering what this fasting stuff is all about an want to get read up on it, check out “The Complete Guide To Fasting” by Dr. Jason Fung and Jimmy Moore.*

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Author: Karsy

Your average writer, maker, robot programming, gaming, tig welding, foodie, car jock, who loves to travel and is obsessed with coffee and lifting heavy things. Cheers!