It’s been about three days since I have done any physical activity in terms of a scheduled workout. I normally spin on Fridays, but I gave up my bike to a member who was really disappointed that he didn’t sig up in time to get a bike. In spite of me losing my seat for spin, I should have blocked that time for exercise anyway…but I didn’t. I chose to catch up on some sleep. So, instead of waking up at 3:30am, I was able to sleep in until 6:30am. NIce!
I did experience a new behavior on my part while I was not exercising daily. A behavior I don’t think I have ever experienced before. What is it you ask? Well, it’s quite simple really, but for me it has always been a behavior that was foreign. That behavior is…drum roll please…reducing the amount of calories I take in when I am not physically active. I know, sounds simple, but I’m sure I’m not the only one who inhaled large amounts of pizza (and beer) without having run a marathon prior. Let’s face it, we Americans eat large amounts of food. Food that usually possesses high calorie values. We’re consuming calories for no reason other than the sake of eating tasty food. I have been guilty of this craziness over and over in my life.
So far my hunger has really been in check. I have yet to feel hungry eating a Paleo diet. I also get full much quicker.