fruitify (and personal accountability)

Hi there.

Today I have decided to do something.  

I consider myself a tough person that enjoys a challenge.  I thrive on pushing myself beyond my comfort zone and trying new things; I’m up for traveling to any country, running any absurd amount of distance in any questionable type of weather, and forming new relationships with all sorts of people (insert: homeless man I talked to for thirty minutes today on my lunch break).

And lately I’ve felt weird.  I’m definitely a bit run down and discombobulated, and have thought about changing up my diet to try to tackle the issue (you are what you eat, right?). However, every time I become motivated, I always find a way to dissuade myself.   I want my muffin and coffee for breakfast before work, my falafel or slice of pizza for lunch, and nachos for dinner! NACHOS ARE THE BEST.

 I give up too quickly.

Well dudes, that all is going to change now.  I have decided that starting tomorrow, I am going to only eat FRUIT for three days!!

I’ve done harder, right?

  • I’ve survived three days of jury duty. (loved it, actually)
  •  I’ve endured sitting in a cubicle three days a week. (so far..)  
  • I like odd numbers. (like the number three)
  • I’ve DEFINITELY gone three days without showering. 
  • I’ve survived 8,513 days without a smart phone. (yes, I calculated how many days I’ve been alive, leap years included)
  • Aaand I’ve walked in a cracked-out torrential downpour for thirteen blocks to Penn Station

I know 13 is not 3, but three is in the number, and I wanted to include the picture :/

So why fruit?  To be honest, I don’t really know.  I didn’t want to do some weird mega-crazy cleanse and consume chili peppers and lemon water while cursing the world and dreaming about pancakes.  Fruit is obviously fantastic for you, and I actually don’t eat too much of it.  The summer is ending, and many fruit will no longer be in their prime.  So why not give them a lil lovin for 72 hours?

I also really want an excuse to eat an avocado with a spoon.

I’m hoping that my mind and body will feel better come Saturday, my skin will be glowing, and I’ll be one happy camper.  And side-note: I am ONLY doing this to challenge and revamp myself.  That, and I’m a little bored.

So starting tomorrow, I’ll (only) be stuffing my face with raspberries,bananas, dates, avocados, cantaloupes, and whatever else I can get my nifty little fingers on.  Could be worse. Let’s just hope after all is said and done, I don’t end up looking like this:

About Laura

marketing director at Possible. formerly at Greatist. Still running, finding zen, and searching for the perfect bloody mary.

Posted on August 10, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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