Last year was a year for me to fix my finances. I have gotten on the right track in managing my money. I settled my credit card debt, and managed to increase my emergency savings.
And this year , it is time for me to focus on another important facets in my life, my health.
I have decided to be more healthy. Yes, that was it, without any specifications on what entails ‘being more healthy’.
But I know once I put the intention in motion, the gate of the universe opens up and the universe will help me to manifest my intention.
Through divine intervention, the intention to become more healthy starts manifesting itself a few days ago.
On Friday,I went to Borders bookstore in Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur looking for a book by the title, The 4- Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming.
This is a second book by Timothy Ferris after The 4-Hour Work Week.
(The reason I was looking for the book is because, it teaches a technique that you can use to give a girl an orgasm for 15 MINUTES!
Read that again, not within 15 minutes but FOR 15 minutes!)
Unfortunately, the store did not carry the book. But I found another equally interesting book.
It’s a book by some professor on the four spiritual practises of Jalaluddin Rumi. The four practises are eating lightly, breathing deeply, move freely and gaze raptly.
One of the practise in eating lightly is to fast. Yes, berpuasa.
Thank God fasting is not that hard because I’m used to it during the month of Ramadhan. I fasted the whole month last year. (I missed one day of fasting a year before)
After flipping through the book, I decided to try fasting again. But this time around, I am doing it for health purpose and spirituality improvement.
When you feed the stomach, you feed the body, when you fast, you feed the god in you – A line from the book.
The universe works in an interesting way.
After setting my intention to be more healthy this year, Around last week, I happened to stumbled upon a blog that promotes Intermittent Fasting.
The blog talks about getting a lean body through a very simple way, Daily Intermittent Fasting (DIF) and exercising.
The book and the blog…..are sending me messages of what I should do. Fasting. Daily Intermittent Fasting (DIF) as a path to become more healthy.
What is Daily Intermittent Fasting (DIF) anyway ?
In the simplest term, it is an act of compressing one’s window period of eating.
For instance, instead of eating for 12 hour during my waking hour, I make it shorter to only 5 hour.
So when I started DIF on Saturday, my first meal was 3 pieces of curry puffs at 3 pm. I skipped breakfast on that day and my last meal was a packet of nasi lemak at 8 pm.
I ate for only 5 hours, from 3 pm to 8 pm.
The immediate effect: Today, I woke up at 730 am, much earlier than usual. And I felt lighter too. I am now training my body to use all the stored energy (read: fats) and not relying too much on external source of energy. I felt less bloated after a meal as well.
It is only my second day today, but tonight, I’ll snap a photo of myself and let’s see how I look like 6 months down the road 🙂