Today would be Day 8 of my Intermittent Fasting Journey and it really felt like Day 1. If you have been keeping track of my progress you will have noticed the first 7 days were extremely rough and I failed multiple times. The good thing about the first 7 days is it broke me in for the success the rest of my time on this diet will hold. I like to think of the first 7 days as a pregame and getting my mind mentally prepared for the rest of the stretch.
Today was very successful for me which is exactly what I intended to do. I planned this morning that I would fast today and make sure that I didn’t eat. I know I originally said that I would be fasting just Monday’s and Thursday’s but I might just switch it to be no specific day but rather make sure I fast twice a week. Remember, I am doing the 5:2 Intermittent Fasting Ratio along with the 16 hour fasting on days I am eating.
WARNING: This is an extreme diet and I don’t suggest you do what I am doing unless you consult a doctor and it is approved by them. I am doing this because I know my limits and my body and I want to have a way to track my progress and hopefully motivate you.
Day 8 – I went to the gym and I fasted
This morning I woke up at 5AM and I was exhausted. I didn’t want to get out of bed and I thought to myself, how easy would it be to just set my alarm and not go to the gym? Then I convinced myself I was wrong and this is the kind of mentality that has gotten me to where I am now, overweight and lethargic.
So I made it to the gym and it was rough but it will get better as time goes on.
How I Fasted Today
Fasting was actually pretty easy for today because I had a busy day at work. Now that I am home, I will be going to bed shortly after this post because I am so damn tired but then I won’t be eating. I did have a few protein drinks today and some pre-workout powders but that is all I consumed. I also had my regimen of daily vitamins and probiotics that I usually take in the morning regardless.
Tomorrow, I will be going to the gym early in the morning again, unless I am snowed in from this winter blizzard going on in Chicago right now. My mind is already starting to transform with me and I am craving the gym a little more each day and craving to stick to my diet. When I walked in my house today, my dad had Taco Bell sitting on the counter with my name all over it. I just kept walking and ignored it and for that I am proud of myself.
Man it’s like a food death trap in my house, but what is good is that I have my own fridge in my room and I can keep all my healthy foods in there.
Thanks for checking out my diet plan, and I’m glad to say that Day 8, which is practically the beginning of my “Regular Season”, was a huge success. I Look forward to keeping you all updated and thank you for the positive feedback so far!!