fruitify (and personal accountability)
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
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: