Day 5 of Intermittent Fasting: Different Time

Today is actually my fifth day of trying intermittent fasting. For the past couple of days I’ve been fasting of 20 hours each day and breaking my fast from 6PM to 10PM. But for whatever reason I decided to break it an hour ago at 3PM by ordering some sushi. I was doing really well, but I’m hoping that if I stick to the 4 hour window I’ll still be fasting. (For those who have been doing IF for a while, please let me know.)

I think while I’ve been fasting I’ve been more aware of things. I think I am more conscious of my surroundings and more awake if that makes sense. I have more energy when I start my day and I’m not tired until I get home ready for bed. Maybe part of that has to deal with the fact that I’ve been trying to do 20,000 steps each day or trying to reach that amount. Right now, I am currently around 14,500 steps for today.

When I first attempted intermittent fasting, I was very skeptical of it. Actually, I don’t think I’ve stuck with IF for more than a day. I’d usually quit and just binge thinking it was useless. While on my fast, I don’t get to eat healthy yet because I can’t afford it. Seriously, I am struggling so much that I can’t even make my own meals so my girlfriend’s parents has been helping. My main goal is to discipline myself because I seriously lack it. So hoping tomorrow, I can get back on schedule with just eating form 6PM to 10PM.

A lot of people choose intermittent fasting for the sole purpose of trying to lose body fat. Even though that is my goal still, I think my primary focus is just trying to feel better. Trying to have more energy throughout the day without having to pop caffeine pills to keep awake. Thankfully walking has been able to keep me awake as well.

I wonder how I’ll feel after 30 days with the combination of my running intervals, calisthenics, intermittent fasting, and 20,000 steps each day. I’m turning 30 next month, but now when I look in the mirror I feel amazing. I wonder how I’ll a week from now or even a year.

I’m not really sure if intermittent fasting is the cure all for everything but I am also hoping that it will help with my anxiety. I get lots of anxiety where I feel uncomfortable around people sometimes. I also tend to get in a random mood swings from time to time. So many things that I want to work on but I’m hoping that this will lead to greater accomplishments down the line.

So have you tried intermittent fasting? How long have you been doing it? Any advice? They say everyone experiences fasting in different ways so I guess I’ll keep writing every other day when I can.

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It’s Not All About You; Engage Others

It’s a brand new week I’m off to a good start. I was able to do my running before I went to work. I was able to do my body weight training. I was able to do my miracle morning and then clean up the whole store.

So what’s my plan for this week? My plan is to be consistent with the content I’m posting but more importantly I think I want to start engaging with other people. I used to sit back and just get likes and comments. I would expect for people to like my posts, but I never replied back to people. What’s worse is that I would never comment other people’s posts either.

So starting today, I am hoping that I would spend at least 1 hour each day commenting people’s pictures or social media posts. People put effort to put content out there so the least we can do is interact. Social media was created so we connect with others, but sometimes we’re just seeking attention for ourselves only.

Day 1 – Running Towards My Fear

I woke up early and stared at my computer. I stared at my to-do list and figured that there’s no point. I probably procrastinated for a good hour of moping around and complaining about my current lifestyle.

I’m not sure what it was, but I knew that I couldn’t just sit still. If I really didn’t like the way my life was, then I had to do something about it. No one was going to help. Only I could help myself. Of course there’s going to be people who support me and people who want to help, but when it comes down to it…. you need to get up. So that’s what I did.

I went to go for a run and even though I haven’t ran the past couple of days. It felt amazing@! It felt amazing knowing i was able to accomplish one task which made me want to accomplish more.

Sure, my bills are looking bad right now but if I keep trying and keep being persistent then eventually they’ll all be eliminated and that’s what I have to stay focused on. I have to keep making small steps that will better my future.

How much can I progress?

Running Towards Victory

If I had a preference on when it came to running, I would personally say I love doing it first thing in the morning. There’s a sense of accomplishment you get when you get done your run. It basically sets the day for me knowing that I want to accomplish more.

I think that as I start to develop myself, it’s time to focus more on what I really want to accomplish within these couple of months. At this present moment… where is it that I stand? Where is it that I want to go? What do I need to do at this very moment in order to take the next step towards reaching my goals?

I used to feel like I had to do at least one blog per day. I felt like I had to do one video and upload it per day. I tried to do it, and I eventually started to fail at being consistent. Consistency will lead me towards where I want to go. Maintaining focus and disciplining myself is what I should be doing.

So even though I’m a scrambled mess, I’m going to keep getting back up and try my very best.

Freeletics – Day 18 – Running With the Wind

Last night, I decided to go back to running while doing my body weight training. I thought that I would be exhausted and would have to start all over again, but I was wrong.

Today, I took my friend to work and I decided to do my running again around the neighborhood. I had to do a 4k run this time, and thought I wouldn’t be able to do it. Honestly, I thought that I would be tired from running last night, and I never done a 4K run just yet.

To my surprise, I was still able to breathe just fine while completing my run. I think I’m getting used to running. I’m starting to enjoy running. I used to listen to music while running, but I find myself just listening to podcasts. I like enjoying the weather outside when I’m out on a run. I used to get paranoid when people drive by and see me but I don’t care anymore.

I”m just trying to figure out if people run in the rain or when it snows. If you’re the person who has done that before and have some tips. Please share in the comments below.