Here we are again, another update on what’s going on with me, my life and everything that might be involved with that! As I mentioned in my last update post I’ve been trying out a ketogenic diet to try and get a good head start on my New Years resolution of losing weight. Mind you I’m only on my first week of keto so don’t let my exaggerations (I really don’t think I’m exaggerating though) scare you into not trying it out for yourselves. If you think keto is the way forward for you then by all means research it and try it out! Anyway, here is my experience with it so far:
Now I’ve read up on the whole keto diet thing to the best of my abilities so I knew somewhat of what I was getting myself into, especially during the first week. However that didn’t prepare me for how much my body HATED the idea of switching from burning carbs to fat. I had an absolute miserable first couple of days! I knew keto-flu was common in the first week and I expected to feel tired but what I felt was absolute agony! Not only did every day feel like I was wading through chest-high water, I also had frequent headaches and worst of all, a whole day where i could barely move due to horrible stomach pains. It’s been a long time since my body has been that uncomfortable and to think a small change in diet did that is actually kind of incredible. I am however, feeling much better now. The fatigue is almost completely gone and I feel as if I can actually begin to think about working out properly. I still haven’t decided if I’m going to jump head first into P90X3 yet or if I will just warm myself up to the thought of it with some light jogging and muscle exercises. It’ll probably end up being the latter.
Every person experiences the keto-flu differently. Some don’t even feel it at all! So please don’t get discouraged just because I had a nightmare-ish time transitioning into it. Sean didn’t feel much of anything until a couple of days had passed and even so it was only mild fatigue. Despite all this hardship and lethargy that has come with this diet, I weighed myself, both when I started and again just now at the end of the first week, and I am happy to conclude that I’ve actually lost weight! It’s amazing to see progress after just one week but it’s there and I will hold on to it for all of it’s worth and keep working hard! Speaking of which, I ran on the treadmill for the first time since forever, again yesterday and even though I was horribly out of shape and could barely focus on running for more than 15 minutes at a time, it felt good to be working towards a goal. I also treated myself to a long hot shower afterwards, which helped ease the pain a lot haha.
So please, if you are also trying your best and are willing to share, tell me about your resolution progress! It’s always a good motivation booster to hear other peoples experiences, at least it is for me!
Thanks so much for reading,