Author: Anthony Apostol
Week 2 has been surprisingly been really wonderful! I’ve had no desires for sweets, & no breakfast hunger pangs… just plain ol’ livin’; that's what we are doing this for after all, isn’t it?
My day starts off with enjoying Bulletproof Coffee, & on occasion, Butter Chai or Butter Herbal Tea in its place - so satisfying (sigh). An intense feeling takes over – a feeling of being unstoppable & literally Bulletproof. I feel like I have an energy pack strapped to my back! C’mon world, I'm ready fer ya!
Midday is where things get strange. I still have plenty of energy & am not hungry, but for some reason I feel like eating only for the sake of giving my lunch break its proper meaning. I'm simply not hungry. Weird, but I like it. I just motor through my work & keep my mind challenged.
When I do eat lunch, it’s a salad with hardboiled eggs & homemade vinaigrette; yum! I can eat this meal anytime of the day & be happy & sated. My mind stays focused on my tasks & the day just seems to fly by. Before I know it, it’s time to go home.
Dinnertime is where I am still struggling. I tend to snack on some pemmican, devour my dinner like it's the last meal on Earth, yet I still don’t feel satisfied until I have something sweet. Usually a few berries, dark Chocolate (90%), or a Paleo almond-cookie. Ugh, why can't my body just adapt already!? Do my genetics favor a sugar based diet? Who knows.
Reality is just NOT sinking in, yet. I must be living in a fantasy world if I think my body will respond to these changes like my in high school years. Why can't I drop 10 lbs in a week, wrestle a few tournament rounds, have a blast at a party ‘til dawn, wake up the next morning like new? The answer is simple: patience. It takes time. The reality is that I am twice as old, & my body will take twice as long to adapt. It took time to get to where I am, & it’s going to take time to get back. I’m not saying it isn’t possible, because I know it is.
I've only been in this challenge for 14 days & haven't lived up to my own mantra - celebrating the small wins. In these 2 short weeks, I've lost some belly fat, adapted to 2/3 of my daily meals & am still SUPER motivated. 7 more days & I’m liking where I'm going. I may just have to do this for longer than 21-days! The 21-day guideline was only a suggestions & was just a minimum.
Check back for results soon!