The last couple weeks I’ve felt super productive. I’m normally a whirlwind of activity; no secret where Brendon gets it, but this week has been so much better. I’ve been crossing off my list and wondering how on earth I’m getting all this done. In addition to getting a good amount of sleep each night. Even my bestie Christie has commented on it. I’ve never thought there was anything behind it; just that I was a great multi-tasker and while I feel a bit like those dubious “Oprah’s real secret for weight lost” teaser posts on Facebook, here it is. In a real life trial. The secret to maintaining energy levels in the afternoon, without a synthetic aide.
Yesterday I attended my Moms Christmas Party. One of my favorite events of the year, in no small part to the White Elephant Exchange, although really all the moms are too nice. Tim Tams anyone? I had read the food line up, which prompted a hasty workout to “earn” delicious free calories. And boy did I indulge!!
Some of the mom’s club spread. Culprit Number One: ME! For bringing Grandma’s Enchiladas.
Sure, I’ve had a handful of fries here or there, but you know how long it’s been since I’ve had potatoes? potatoes, wrapped in a flour tortilla, topped with cheese, with a side of spicy corn, beans, rice, two meatballs, a slice of kahula cake and finished off with a candy cane brownie? And in the middle of the day?? It’s been MONTHS! So long that my body doesn’t remember what that is like.
I went into a drastic food coma, coffee didn’t even scratch the sleepy surface. I was a walking zombie. What happened? As I was struggling to clean the kitchen, telling Vance my tale of sleepy woe last night, an epiphany struck. The carbohydrates! And in the middle of the day. Double whammy. It was obvious, yet took my alert hubby to articulate the source.
It immediately reminded me of those 2pm slumps I would get when I worked in an office. Usually after consuming a giant burrito from down the street for lunch. You know the ones – where you find yourself wishing it was birthday cake day so you can at least offset the sleepies with a sugar, just to make it to five o’clock. Otherwise you might sit staring at the computer pretending to do something, blinking a lot to keep from falling asleep.
I made these for the boys’ classmates this morning. Dangerously good!!! Have I learned nothing?!
So there it is. After three months of strict Keto, following and followed by Keto light (as I’m calling it) complete with carb nights only on workout days, my body has officially been converted; operating on mostly fat and protein and using only vegetables for carbohydrates. Mid day starchy carbohydrates and SUGAR have become my productivity kryptonite.
We turned to Keto for leanness and overall health benefits. I had initially been pleasantly surprised to find it helped to clear my skin (thank you sugar), but I had no idea how well this works as a system for keeping your body alert and fully functioning throughout the day.
Off to another white elephant exchange today. I wonder how many of those this little gift has seen….choose wisely Schofield PT staff…