When it rains it pours — Juice Fast Day 3
Who really knows what life is all about, for example — is there is a higher being? — personally I’m not a believer, but what I do know is, that life has a funny way of working and the tests it puts you through. I dunno if its chi or karma, etc. but what I do think is that, its these little tiny trials and tribulations that really make a person. It’s really all about you, your limits, your capabilities that in the end reflect your sanctuary — what you can withstand, what your limits are.
So today I was put to the test. Day three and almost over the hump. Its really funny how quickly I adjust to not eating. I have only experienced 2 hunger pangs and I went running a 6k to conquer most of it. Granted I was a bit weak and not up to my normal par, but I made it through the run (really, more like a light jog). Either way, I felt great afterward and headed to Retiro Park where I have been spending the last few days, reading and soaking in the sun in peace. It truly is great therapy. A friend joined me today which was nice, being that in order for me to get through the first few days of fasting I have to isolate myself from people. Its just too difficult to be social in an environment that is saturated with tapas and cañas. It was nice to have company and I had not seen her in a few weeks…. In two weeks maybe I can afford to go out to clubs, drink water and enjoy myself, but at the moment — hell no!
Which brings me to todays tests of my fasting period. Normally my phone is silent, does not ring too often with the exception of the occasional text message or whatever. People must know I am fasting, not only was my phone ringing off the hook, I was having to refuse texts and offers to go out. The devil who lives inside me (who is quite large and influential) is tied up and cannot come out to play. I was making up ridiculous excuses, but try explaining to a Spanish person that you can’t go out with them because you are living off jiuce for the next month and trying to not drink alcohol. Then be prepared to be assaulted with 20 questions and looked at as if you were from Mars…
So, I am sitting at home, where every night during the next few weeks will be designated to studying or writing papers for school night, or just movie night. Tonight I have done both and thankfully will have a friend for support. YAY! I can always use the extra support.