On Day 11, at 260.5 hours of fasting and I just completed a short yoga practice. Holi Cannoli! I feel almost manic! My energy just jumped out by a million-gazillion-tothemoonillion! I wasn't feeling bad, just a little tired or perhaps a little malaise, but definitely not much energy. But I've committed to getting more exercise in because my Smart scale informs me that my BMR and muscle mass are decreasing during the fast, which is rare in fasting because anabolism and protein conservation are one of the major results from longer fasts! But of course, I'm the exception aargh! LOL! I will walk and perform my sadhana (yoga practice: asana, pranayama, meditation) every day! This will combine weight loss from fasting with muscle strength and should kick up my metabolism and strength. When I'm down another 10 lbs., I want to start running, so I've got to train for it! I'm also doing deep inner work during this fast (as with all my fasts) and I feel compelled more and more to get my spiritual practice back on track and to consistently meditate, more than anything.
I'm just amazed at how FANF**tastic I feel after such a short asana session--only about 10 minutes of sun salutations and other stretches (very, very, very slow)! My mental focus shot through the roof, as did my energy and enthusiasm! Yay! I can tell that if I continue (I WILL continue) adding exercise to my fasting regimen, my health and well-being and energy and happiness witll go through the roof as well!
surprised it is 2020! Holy crap when did that happen!