The Bulletproof diet was tough but definitely inspiring. The first 7 days were tough because of my lack of recipes. I ran out of ideas mostly due to not prepping in advance. This has always been a challenge, but as many of you know, I'm always up for a challenge. The last 2 weeks were about the same as far as making food goes. I got creative with herbs & spices & also found myself craving less & less sweets. Eating has taken a totally new meaning for me. I truly am learning to eat only when I'm hungry, which is also occurring less & less. Here are more examples of the foods I got to dine on for 21 days (see below).
The strange part is the workouts. I figured that since November went well, I could duplicate those efforts in December. Not so. I found myself gasping for air more often and my muscles fatigued quicker. I tried to rest and recover one day in between workouts, but it didn't seem like it was enough. I tried 2 day recovery period which worked well, but saw small incremental improvements. Maybe I'm just being too hard on myself. Maybe most of us are.
I looked for inspiration out there & have found countless testimonials of how well Dave Asprey's program works. I've also seen countless people's results after performing only AMRAPs for a short period of time. This started to get me down for a little, considering that I have worked so hard for 51 days straight.
But, there's an important lesson to be learned, here, & I needed to grasp my perspective by the reigns and take a deep look at my accomplishments. This is a journey afterall, MY journey. It will come in time that's right for me. For some 60 days is enough, for others, two years does the trick. The results may be subtle, but you can see my love handles are smaller.