I tend to jump into things without really thinking them over first. Sometimes this works well for me. Like when I decided what university to attend, it was kind of on a whim, but that university is perfect for me. Other times, not so much. Like yesterday, I thought it would a really good idea for me to try fasting. So I decided to fast the next today, as in today. I decided on a smoothie fast, where I would consume only two green smoothies and a lot of water and lemon water for the day.
It didn’t end well.
Actually, it ended at 4pm today when I ate two dates with peanut butter because I really didn’t want to do it any more. Physically, I felt fine aside from being a little light-headed and tired. Mentally, I was a mess.
The main reason I wanted to fast was because I thought it would be good for me to take a break from thinking about food so often. I really do spend a great deal of time thinking about what I’m going to eat next and whether or not what I want to eat is worth the calories and if it will make me feel bad and all the stuff that isn’t worth thinking about in the way that I do. It just stresses me out. I also wanted to fast because I thought it would be good for my body to have a day to cleanse and detox. I still don’t really know how I feel about that though. I don’t know if I believe it’s really necessary and helpful.
The whole ‘not thinking about food thing for a day’ thing didn’t work. I worked today and my mind always wanders to food after spending hours in that office. I was worried that my metabolism would slow down and I was nervous because I knew that I wouldn’t be able to run when I got out and running always makes me feel so much better, especially when I’m thinking about all the calories I didn’t burn while sitting all day.
I drove the girl to the airport this afternoon, and when I got home I was pretty hungry, although not as hungry as I thought I would be. I more just wanted to eat because I hadn’t all day and I craved solid food. I had a bowl of oat bran with a lot of peanut butter and felt a little sick after that and also sad because I felt guilty for eating. Now I just want to run, but instead I’m going to read for awhile, probably Harry Potter, hang out with the roomies, have a snack before I go to sleep if I feel like it, and run in the morning. I don’t think this whole fasting thing is for me yet.
My love for these green smoothies will never subside though.
There’s a bit about fasting in Kris Carr’s Crazy Sexy Diet though if you’re interested. That’s why I was curious about it. She actually recommends fasting one day a week!
Question: How do you feel about fasting?
Anyway, I’m off to read, relax, and enjoy the evening. I hope all you babes had a wonderful Thursday!!