I am currently doing something that was very hard, at first. And I have realized that no matter what you undertake, you will always face a struggle initially until you adjust. The question you have to ask yourself is “How badly do I want this?”
Last week I decided I wanted to do a water fast. Yes, no food, just water. Last year I went through something so severely difficult that it caused me to come very close to suicide. Not the “I think I want to do it,” close. I had when, how, where, etc. planned. It was planned out and ready for execution, pardon the pun. Clearly I survived, and am thriving so it all turned out wonderfully. The details are not relevant, except for this one. Due to the circumstances, I ended up inadvertently fasting for 4.5 months. The physical and mental rewards of the fast were amazing. They also accelerated once I started eating again, until recently. I miss that high, and want it again so decided to fast. The universe was also in my corner, because my food supply ran out just in time to start Friday night. I didn’t have to spend money on food last weekend!!
I won’t go too much into the details of the fasting experiences because I will consolidate everything I learned in a later blog, but I will give some basic info that is relevant to this topic.
This was really my first official full experience with water fasting, because last year I was in such a bad place that I was not aware of what was happening. I can tell you that last weekend definitely pushed me to my “How badly do I want it?” threshold.
I’ll start by telling you that I am half way through day 9 and feel amazing, so you can read the rest without panicking. I also have no set end date, so I have the freedom and flexibility to just enjoy each day as it comes.
· Day 1 was ok. Not very eventful but I did notice I was cranky. I decided to lock myself away for the weekend because adults should not speak to each other the way I was talking to people.
· Day 2 SUCKED. There is no way around that, and I don’t want to sugar coat it. The hunger pangs were horrible, my mood was bad, I felt like hell, I was dizzy, lightheaded, couldn’t stand up, and had no energy. That is all normal.
· A crucial piece of advice, about water fasting specifically, which I did not find easily available anywhere I searched. If you are going to attempt water fasting, make sure you know how to keep your electrolytes up. If you miss this small part your fast will fail, and you may possibly cause your body serious damage. If you get this right you will be just fine no matter how long you fast. Assuming you have body fat to live off of.
· Finally, if you are interested in water fasting, research Salt Water Flush. This will help you immensely. Keep in mind that it will severely dehydrate you, so see electrolytes above.
After day 2 it started getting better. I am still waiting for the amazing high, but I know it is coming in the next couple of days.
I have spent a lot of time researching everything I could find about water fasting. The good, the bad, the ugly. A couple days this week I reread several articles just to keep reassuring myself that what I am experiencing is normal. I kept reminding myself “See, they went through the same thing. Really everyone goes through this. It is just part of the process. Hold on a little longer. You can do it.” And sometimes that is all you need, to keep reassuring yourself that your experience really is part of the process.
Why am I telling you all this? Like fasting, you need to decide how badly you want it. No matter what “It” is. You also need to be willing to do whatever it takes to make “It” happen. Until you commit you will never succeed. A common phrase I hear from people is “I can’t do it.” I ask them to think of the last time they really wanted something. Not just kind of, sort of wanted something. Really, REALLY, wanted something. Then I ask them how long it took them to make that something happen. They usually say “Almost immediately.” So it isn’t that they “can’t do it.” The reality is that they don’t want to do it. And rather than just saying “I’m really not interested in that experience.” They say “I can’t.”
They give up all their personal power and accountability, and make themselves into victims. They would rather tell the world that they are incapable, than owning their decisions.
Is that the person you want to be?
Is that the legacy you want to leave?
Is that how you want to announce yourself to the world?
I’m betting the answer to all of those is no. Decide what experiences you want to have and make them happen. When you really want something, nothing can stand in your way. Leave everything else alone, and just acknowledge that you are not interested. There is nothing wrong with that, and no one can argue with that reasoning. BE brave. Own your life.
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