Friday, July 9, 2010

Big Gains

No, not on the my fitness. My run today was a HUGE improvement over Wednesday's run. On Wednesday, I essentially ran 4 X 5 min with 1 minute rests in between. Today, I ran 20 minutes straight, and felt SO much better during. I will be back up to 30-40 minute runs in no time.

I'm excited to see how regular exercise combined with Paleo turns out. How will my energy levels be? Will I recover more quickly/be able to push myself harder? Will my appetite return to pre-Paleo times?

This experiment is so much more controlled than any other experiment I have done on my body. I just realized how aware I am now of the things I eat directly affecting me. For example...the other weekend, when I mentioned I ate foods that were a little more on the salty side than I had been eating. I could actually SEE the bloat in my body. It lasted for about 2 days. When I reached my 30 days of Paleo, and I decided to have a few celebratory squares of dark chocolate, I was literally bouncing off the walls for the rest of the day. I went home after work and did housework, then painted an entire room.

Due to the instant reactions my body gives me after eating, I am in a position to really see how adding something like exercise will affect me. Right now? I feel great. Better than great. I slept well, I got my run in, I had my breakfast, I'm drinking my iced coffee, the sun is out, its Friday...I just feel like anything is possible.

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