Daniel Fast – Day 18 & 19

5:35 am. I fell asleep at 7:30 pm last night. I can hardly believe it. I’m almost positive I only intended to take a nap. I didn’t wake up until 3 am. Yeesh! If I wasn’t sure then I’m positive now yesterday was a tough day at work. I was literally exhausted when I got home. I still spent time in the Word. But, I didn’t muster the energy to complete the post before I passed out. Oh, well. Such is life.

Anyway, I woke yesterday full of energy. That was good because when I got to work I had to hit the ground running literally from that instant. The day passed quickly only because I was uber busy dealing with each crisis as it appeared. The day did eventually end. I was glad. I came home and wonder of all wonders on the way home there was NO traffic! In Atlanta. Turns out all the people that would have been jamming the roadways on a Friday afternoon only worked half a day. So they left around noon. I ate some organic granola cereal with flax and pumpkin seeds and almond milk. It was divine. I completed my devotional then fell asleep. I guess I have to say. It was a good day. Day 18.

Today is a new day. So far this morning I completed my devotional. I spent time talking to the Mr. and I’m updating this blog. I can say it has been a productive morning and it isn’t even 6 am. I’m considering juicing for most of today. I’m also going to go around to the fitness center and weigh myself. I haven’t done that since I began fasting. I don’t know how much weight I’ve lost but I know it is a lot by how my clothing fits. The slimmer I get the more I realize I want to get back to the tight body builder me. With this fast coming to a close it is time for me to set a new intention.

My immediate intention is of course to complete the next 18 weeks of school. But I need a physical intention as well. I’ve been feeling really good in my body. Not nearly as bloated as I’d been before the fast. This is the perfect time I believe to introduce healthier lifestyle choices in the food I consume. Also, I have 4 more colonic sessions. There are some dietary things I can do to encourage that particular process. Finally, of my treats for Christmas I gave myself a gift of a 20 class card of hot yoga. That 90 minute class once a week might be just what I need to help reduce the stress of the transition at work and my last 3 classes. I’d love to say I’d take 2 classes a week but right now I won’t commit to that. Especially since I’m thinking I might want to got back to the gym. I thought I might stop lifting additional weights and just go with bodyweight exercises. But I’m not sure. I have a specific idea of what I want my body to look like. I’m not sure I can do that solely with body weight exercises. Or supplements. Looks like I’m going to need additional research. In any case the goal is to get the other 90 minutes of exercise per week in 3 day increments of 30 minutes each. That is doable. I’ll circuit train in full body workouts and get my cardio from walking around the site. I usually do that at a brisk pace anyway.

I am forming an intention.  It will be ready in a day or so.  I’ll share it then because after all this IS an accountability blog.  Day 19.