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I Failed

For the last three weeks, I have been so religious and conscious of my Intermittent Fasting project.

I never missed a single day. I have been conscious of my fasting period. And, I am also well aware of my window for eating.

I am determined to make this project work.

Tonight, that determination is being put to the test.

As I arrive home, my nose is suddenly clogged, my throat itchy, and my head is aching.

I sneeze.

“This situation is familiar,” I thought.

Ah yes. My allergies are attacking me again.

I have a history of allergic rhinitis. Every time I am exposed to dust, my nose reacts. I get a runny nose, and then I would feel like I have a fever. Then, it goes downhill from there.

I reach out to my medicine kit. This time, I am already sneezing so bad.

Fortunately, I still have one more Cetirizine left. This medicine helps cure allergies.

However, I am fully aware that when I take this medicine, I have to sleep it out to take effect.

So, I go to sleep.

I am sleeping like a baby when suddenly my wife wakes me up.

It is already 11 pm.

11 freaking o’clock.

I slept at around 6 pm, if I remember correctly.

I wake up feeling refreshed. I feel better. I go downstairs because my wife told me that she prepared soup to help me recover.

I am grateful I have a loving wife. But there’s one thing I remember that made my heart sink.

It is way past my eating window for Intermittent Fasting. My last meal or food was supposed to be at 9 pm.

It is already past 11 pm.

I have a quick second thought if I should eat or not.

My wife notices this. So, she tells me, “I know you don’t want to break your intermittent fasting project. But you need to feel better. It’s okay to fail. There’s always a way to get back up.”

This statement took all of my doubts and worries away.

I dig in.

I drink all the soup and have an enjoyable dinner with my loving wife.

Tonight, I failed.

I am not able to do Intermittent Fasting for 30 days straight. But, like what my loving wife said – there’s always a way to get back up.

It’s okay to fail after all.

What matters is how I get back up.

My determination to complete this project is now stronger than ever.

This Intermittent Fasting project continues. I will just extend this for another month to cope up with the failure I experienced today.

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