Hey guys! The great fast has ended. You must think I’m stuffing my face with Nutella and ice cream right now, but I’m actually quite well behaved. 🙂
The only thing that I’m really glad about is that people won’t feel uncomfortable around me, while eating cakes or cookies or any other treats that I was fasting from for the last 40 days. I noticed that some people took my commitment way too personal. When in reality I did feel great most of the time. Yes, I couldn’t drink wine with my friends or eat carbs during our brunches, I chose not to drink sugary frappuccinos and even got addicted to drinking a lot of water during the day. So what? Some of you may think I took it way too strict, but my body sure feels better & my taste buds are like brand new 😝
I did have some mood swings because of the lack of sugar and some other factors, but I guess I was so determined to be able to control something in my life when everything else seemed to just happen, that it gave me the strength I needed to continue. It’s amazing how much determination I got from feeling power over the choices I had to make daily. Like that chocolate I didn’t buy the time I felt heartbroken and lonely, like that wine I didn’t drink after crazy day at work or that cake I declined at the party. I took myself seriously and I knew that my body kept a strict journal of what I ate no matter what I told others.
And it paid off. Even during the fasting I went shopping for a size smaller jeans, because my old ones were way too baggy. My stomach is flat 99% of the day. I feel so much stronger. And I know I can do whatever I want. This is not the end of fasting. This is a new beginning. The beginning of better and healthier me. Sure, I will treat myself with something sweet if I feel like it, but I won’t make it a habit.
So congratulations to everybody who fasted this year, who made themselves a priority! Be happy, be bright, be yourself!