Day 7, 8, and 9: Where is this energy coming from?

Week 4 Day 1 and 2

I don’t know if it is my insane coffee consumption (I have always drank large amounts of coffee) but I have so much energy. Despite not eating for, I think yesterday was just about at the 24 hour mark, I managed to teach 90 minutes worth of karate classes, 60 minutes of kickboxing, on top of a 45 min jog-walk session and 30 minutes of my own karate practice. I did not feel lethargic, I was pumped. Honestly, could have done another class. Not quite sure how this is happening, perhaps it took this long for the increased protein to kick in when I changed it last Monday. (See Week 3 and 4 Goals) Or if maybe the majority of my protein coming from plant-based foods. I really am amazed with myself.


Karate30 mins120 mins135 mins
Walk7.2km (indoors)4.4km (indoor, jog-walk intervals)9.4km (outdoors) however my watch seems to think I travelled a different route, so… guessing closer to 7.5 or 8km.
Protein34% (plant-based)36% (plant-based)35%
Yay or Nay

I planned this week to be far more structured where the water and my personal karate training are concerned. Failed on the water right out of the gate… ooops. This is all for a Monday start. However, karate was good. I now have much clearer daily objectives, which makes things much easier for me. I will likely write a post about it in the near future.

For water, I have now set alarms on my phone to go off every 2 hours between 7h00 and 13h00. In theory, each alarm means I should start a 750mL and have finished the previous one. Fingers crossed this does the trick! I failed yet again on Tuesday but I blame that on my brilliant idea of walking back home from an appointment, in the snow, that was not cleared, for almost 2 hours.

Tuesday is normally my kettlebell day. I ran out of time, between the walk and the shovelling there was just not enough time to get home before curfew. I will make up for it on Wednesday.

Learn About This Week’s Goals

Week 3 and 4 Plan

Week 3 and 4 Plan