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.