As I reported yesterday, I was on day two of my current fast, and hoping to make it for 10 days. It has been difficult though. Last year, fasting was very easy for me, but getting back into it has not been easy.
Yesterday, day two, was very tough. I pushed through though. I made it. Day two ended at 6 PM last night, and now I am halfway through Day three. This morning, I feel great. I feel like I could go on forever. That is common, though.
In my experience, when fasting, after a day or two, you kind of get into a euphoria type feel, everything is great. You feel super. When you start feeling like this, you start thinking, “wow, maybe I should go for 30 days, or maybe I should go longer than that!” But, you have to be careful. That feeling fades away in time, and it is still easy to lose focus, or to give up the fast early.
I’m really staying strong though, and I don’t think I will quit early. 10 days is what I’m pushing for. I know I can do 10 days, because I’ve done it before, many times. I just need the mental power to be able to make it happen. And keep it happening.
There are some health benefits to fasting, some of which I’m no longer seeing, because I have not been fasting for a few months. I really want to get those benefits going again, and in order to do so, I need to do a longer fast. That is why am so adamant right now about pushing for 10 days. Some of my friends tell me, take it slow, no need to push for long fasts. But, the health benefits are great, and I need that. I miss it. I know my friends mean well, but these are people who have never fasted for extended periods, possibly even for short periods. Without having done it, you can understand the feeling that you get, or the health benefits that you experience. I appreciate my friends, but they are just not informed on this, I have experience, and have to follow what I know be best for me.
So, in short, I’m feeling great today. I am glad that I pushed through a rough day yesterday. And I’m looking forward to keeping this great feeling for as long as possible.
I will continue to fast on, and push for my 10 days that I want to achieve.