So my abundant energy yesterday took a complete nose dive around 3:30 yesterday afternoon. I was counting the minutes until Jeremy finally made it home. I was so tired that I was laying in bed by the time he got home and didn’t even have enough energy to get onto my children who were completely taking advantage of the fact that Mommy was collapsed in the bed.
“Aidan, go brush your teeth.”
“Luke have you put lotion on? And please go put some socks on your feet, I mopped today”
“Boys please stay in your rooms until Daddy gets home, don’t talk to each other and please stop fighting.”
5 min later I hear them fighting…..in the living room. Whatever, I didn’t even care anymore. Been there before?
Jeremy walked through that door not a minute too soon. He was so sweet and brought home some ice cream, but I was too exhausted to eat it! I was dead to the world by 8pm.
I slept well last night and felt really good this morning. I am still feeling really good which is surprising because normally I am worthless by 2pm. Which got me thinking. I had a really incredible workout yesterday. Not only did I run, but I came home and did level 2 of 30 Day Shred, THEN I mopped our floors. But by 3…..forget it. It was literally like when your cold medicine has worn off. It was sudden, I was driving home from the grocery store and it hit me.
This morning I had another incredible run. I ran for 30 min increasing the speed every 5 minutes. I did walk for 5 min in between but finished like I was some sort of machine at 5.8 for 2 min and then 6 mph for 2 min, which is fast for these stubby legs. I really surprised myself. I was definitely in “the zone”. I did some ab work afterwards and then some stretching. When I got home I felt like running another couple of miles or doing a DVD. But I had to start on some other things so I didn’t have the time. For some reason I decided to look up L-Carnitine which is the other supplement in the raspberry ketone I am taking. I found that one of the benefits of a carnitine supplement is that it has been shown to reduce fatigue. I am wondering if it has anything to do with the way I have felt during my workouts. I took one this morning with breakfast and my morning vitamins and I also took one with lunch instead of dinner (like I did last night). I am feeling great! I did just drink some Spark, so I am sure that has something to do with it too. But it’s something to note! I decided on the TopSecret formula after a woman at GNC recommended the L-Carnitine alone. She had some good results in fat loss with it. I have heard of L-Carnitine but have never been one for supplements so I never paid much attention to the uses of it.
What’s funny is the above article says it is “likely ineffective for improving athletic ability. There is no evidence that taking L-carnitine supplements will improve exercise performance or endurance, even in trained athletes.”
Well, I am here to tell you now….it seems to be workin for me….. But then again, I could just be having a good couple of days!
So far I am liking the supplement. I should be getting my kidney bean extract sometime soon. I am still deciding if I want to start taking it as well. I think I will wait until I am finished with the ketones so I don’t contaminate the experiment
My eats and treat so far today are:
Another Smoothie. I have been craving them in the morning. I think because it’s not as chilly and they seem to settle faster enabling me to get to the gym earlier. Even though I LOVE this combo, I need to come up with a new one. Today’s smoothie was exceptional and super thick. I almost had to eat it with a spoon.
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 scoop EAS Lean 15
1 tablespoon chia
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 small frozen banana
Post Workout Snack
Fuji Apple, Cara Cara orange, Cinnamon Swirl Protein Bread
Was SO delicious!
I love the Parchment bake so much. It is so quick and easy to make. It only takes 20 minutes to bake, there is ZERO mess to clean up and it is delicious!
The ice cream Jeremy brought home last night that I was too tired to eat.
I have to get started on the meal planning and grocery list now so I can go grocery shopping later this evening while Jeremy takes the boys to church.
Speaking of grocery shopping….I stumbled upon this this afternoon!
I do tend to stick to the perimeter, but the stores are really getting good about stocking shelves with more natural products. I also think many manufacturers are catching onto the idea of producing more natural products.
Lastly, something to make you giggle….or at least smile….and please excuse the language in the first part….but unfortunately, it’s the truth.