Slept reasonably well until about 7AM. Feeling physically more tired today - morning hike was tougher but still doable. Actually felt more invigorated afterwards.
Same routine as usual. Coffee, 2 x water, exercise. Sipping energy drink through the day.
1000 Coffee (#2) plus energy bar. Provides a big boost - physically and mentally.
Two interesting studies caught my today:
Exercising more, sitting less reduces heart failure risk in men. This is a familiar theme but this is a study which backs up the long held belief that exercise and heart health go together - and specifically the effect of a sedentary lifestyle.
And this is fascinating BBC story - The Minnesota starvation experiment - about a 6-month starvation study involving conscientious objectors during WWII. Note, this is looking at starvation as opposed to clinically monitored fasting, but interesting all the same.
1300: Resistance training at gym. Took it slightly easier than usual but performed better than expected. Felt better as session progressed. Quite a challenge though, as my usual routine involves a hearty breakfast, followed by gym a few hours later with a 400 cal (recently switched to vegan) protein shake during the workout. Amazing what the body is capable of if challenged.
1430 Lunch: Mushroom soup - 100 cals.
Productive afternoon in office. Including about an hour spent working at treadmill desk (1mph)
1900 Dinner: Vegetable soup + kale chips.
Today got better as it went on. Started tired but, despite limited food intake, I seemed to gain strength and energy.
Bed by 1015.