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Quarterlife Fast: Day 6 Update
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Update: Day 6
(I will be writing periodically to document the Quarterlife Fast/Daniel Fast and how things are going in advance of its’ culmination on Good Friday. Enjoy!)
Here we are. It’s day six of 21 and I think my body is finally beyond the “adjustment period.” It’s crazy to think that we’re practically one-third of the way through this fast (it seems like we just started). Here’s some more thoughts on the fast so far… albeit unfiltered (and slightly superficial in one area):
- You don’t realize how much you eat normally. Outside of the Quarterlife Fast/Daniel Fast, I have the appetite of a seven-year-old girl. Unashamed. Despite not eating a ton already, I still did find my body needing to adjust to what I was eating. Like I said from the top, I think that period of adjustment is over, but I am curious to see whether I plateau or whether my appetite shrinks even more.
- You don’t realize how poorly you eat normally. As a temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19), I am honoring God more with these eating choices. Is it more honoring to fast than to not? I don’t think so… but I do believe that the Lord knows our hearts regardless. And to my earlier point, there is just something fulfilling about skipping the greasy fries, buffalo chicken, and deep-fried Twinkies.
- I can relate more to those who are hungry. Is it the same? No. Those who are less fortunate don’t choose to go hungry, their hand is forced by way of external circumstances (poverty, etc). Again, I’m not saying that what I am doing even comes close, but I am sensing a little more empathy toward those here in America or abroad as a result.
- This fast and the Spartacus workout are a killer combo. Holy Mackinaw. Despite my unrelenting soreness from Monday, this Spartacus workout is fantastic. So far, I haven’t seen a lack of output based on my eating choices, and the side effects are slim (maybe some I-wanna-projectile-vomit on day one, but that’s it).
- I have an extra dimple. (On a purely superficial note…) I have noticed an immediate change as a result of fasting + the workout: slightly more abdominal definition. I haven’t been counting, but I can’t possibly be above 1500 calories on a daily basis. That puts me in a decent zone for getting leaner already, not to mention the Spartacus workout as a value-added bonus. Not a bad side effect, I suppose.
Keep praying. Without prayer, this fast is useless. Pray that God would move in ways we’ve never seen before.
[box_success]Thanks for reading. Let us know how your fast is going, or if you need prayer. As always, the next entry will be incredibly random, so stay tuned.[/box_success]
About Jayson SchmidtFounder of the Quarterlife movement. Building an empire for the glory of God and living my dream to make the name of Jesus famous. Get at me on Twitter (@JaysonSchmidt).
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––1 Thessalonians 5:21 (ESV)