impulsiveness and spontaneity are short-lived novelties.
deciding to jump straight into the fast cold turkey due to said guilt/shame only made me feel good about how "strong" i was for about 1.2 days. after that, the realities of how irresponsible that decision was became VERY apparent.
willpower runs out.
i tend to think and operate in a dualistic mindset. so when i read switch and the authors discussed how no one has enough willpower to institute a variety of big changes all at the same time, i thought it was interesting but somewhat pandering to lazy people (like myself). i, just like everyone else, has an incredible amount of willpower that i exert on a daily basis. this time, due to a variety of academic and social pressures i have been experiencing lately, i didn't have enough to go around for the fast.
go big or go home doesn't always apply.
why did i decide on 10 days for my first time? and i was even thinking of doing it the full 60 days like joe, who is clearly a special case. why i didn't see the validity in trying a few days at a time and building up to something bigger is beyond me.
"resetting" your diet without resetting your mindset is futile.
the main reason for completing the fast should've been to further augment my desire to improve upon my health (which i am doing as a vegan), not as some crazy crash diet to make me feel better about that pizza. food is not evil, and not eating it shouldn't be some sort of entryway into being "good."
i am determined to make a juice fast work because i don't like quitting and i am really interested in the results. (plus, crossing things off of my 30x30 gives me a serious high!)
but i will be much more mindful of transitioning into it as opposed to going cold turkey, and i will ensure i start at a time when i have no large commitments/stressors.
in essence, i really need to do what i normally do best: plan!
linking up with chantel
in pursuit of:
treating each perceived failure as a learning opportunity in an effort to combat my irrational fear of failure (a 30x30 honorable mention)