Friday, February 14, 2014
Today the Rhodiola started working, in that I went to the gym this morning and did a full strength-training-plus-cardio workout, AND the sky outside clouded over and everything turned gray halfway through the day... but I did not take a nap.
This is epic. I. Did not. Take. A nap.
Nope. None. Nada.
Instead of feeling an overwhelming tiredness and compulsion to sleep, what I felt was a minor ebb in energy -- by which I mean it was noticeable, and it made me think about maybe resting for a bit, but I was able to defer it and then forget about it (kind of like cravings for certain foods, I guess; if you can distract yourself just long enough to get through it, it then disappears of its own accord).
There is one crazy side effect to this, however.
I suppose I am going to have to learn new eating habits again, because eating my usual way (small meals and snacks, favouring protein and limiting starches and grains) resulted in my being STARVING HUNGRY regular as clockwork every 2 hours. I mean, not just a slight feeling of "I've got some room for food, maybe a little snack would be good" but full on "OMG, it's been hours since I last ate and my stomach is empty, so I need food NOW!"
By the time dinner came around, I was about done with feeling that way. I had a social event this evening, and I didn't want to be hungry in the middle of it, so I loaded up my plate with homemade stew and mashed turnips and ate until my stomach had no more capacity to receive food.
Um, this was maybe not the best plan, especially the mashed turnips part.
They tasted really good (surprisingly sweet) but I don't digest them well.
Still, this time I wasn't hungry two hours later, so there's that.
Like I said, I'm going to have to figure out a new eating plan that doesn't leave me so hungry (or bloated) all the time.