Day 11: 100 Days Without Sweets (And why I’m going a little crazy)
Two days before starting this 100 day challenge I tweaked my back.
I first noticed it was tight when I was doing some lifting, so I eased up and it was fine. A day later, playing basketball, I messed it up somehow and had to stop.
I’m still not exactly sure what it is, but I thought it would be feeling better at this point. It isn’t.
With this back issue I haven’t been able to exercise at all and this definitely affects what I eat.
Originally, I was going to try out carb cycling – eating more carbs on workout days and less on non-workout days – to continue to work on getting leaner. With this back issue my attempt to try carb cycling has been put on hold.
I’ve been keeping keeping my carb intake low to see the affects on my body composition (Expecting this to lower my body fat percentage) but I would really like to be able to lift weights to have the carbs I am consuming aid in muscle growth (Protein definitely plays a huge role in adding muscle, but carbs are important as well).
I guess I’m going just a little crazy from not being able to workout.
Back problems suck – plain and simple.
However, I’m being patient and hoping I’ll be able to workout soon.
As for my nutrition, it has still been going well. I’m continuing to eat plenty of protein, veggies, and healthy fats from sources such as nuts.
Having my nutrition as my stronghold right now has been a big help to my overall mood and energy level the last 11 days with not being able to exercise. I can’t imagine eating the amount of sweets I was before AND not being able to exercise – that would be a recipe for disaster.
Here’s what my nutrition on the 11th day of the challenge looked like:
- 6:45 a.m. 3 Eggs, 3 Slices Ham, 1 Slice Pepper-Jack Cheese, Broccoli
- 11:15 a.m 8 oz. Chicken, Broccoli, 1 oz. Almonds, Watermelon
- 3:30 p.m. 2 Cod Fillets, Broccoli, Almonds, Apple
- 8:00 p.m. 5 oz. Tuna, 1 Egg, Almonds, Peanut Butter
I’m still having cravings for sweets from time to time, but for the most part I’m finding each day easier and easier to go without them.
A big question that lingers in my head is what I’ll do after the challenge is complete.
Will I overeat on sweets again?
How will I manage eating sweets again?
Do I go crazy eating sweets on day 1 after the challenge is complete?
I’m not sure exactly what will happen, but I do know that I’m taking things one day at a time and enjoying the journey.