The other day I shared about my upcoming trip to West Pokot, Kenya. (Actually – we’re not sure if we’ll be in East or West Pokot, but we think it’s West this year. Flexibility is key here!)
I also mentioned that it is less than 40 days away. 37 or 36 days as of today, depending on where you count from. To start preparing myself for this trip I have decided to do a 40 day “fast”. This is to get my heart, mind & body prepared for the types of sacrifices that will be asked of me daily while in country.
I decided to fast from something that is kind of a luxury. And by “kind of” I mean – daily necessity for me.
Yes, friends, I’m talking about chocolate.
One of my favorite things in the whole wide world. Something that I enjoy regularly, and crave almost daily. I needed to pick something that would actually be a real sacrifice for me and not just some lame attempt at fasting.
Monday night I hit the gym, then went to grab a hot fudge sundae for dinner with my girlfriend (and DSW) Chrissy. I needed one last fix before my vacation from all things cocoa. Great workout (killer!). Great dessert. Great company. Monday was a good day. 🙂 The rest of the days have been a little tougher. I have had to curb myself at least once a day. But I’ve been good about it – avoiding temptation wherever possible.
Today, however, I slipped. Ugh. And only 4 days in – that’s only 10% of my time frame. In my defense, it was a mistake. I simply forgot! A coworker brought in Dunkin Donuts munchkins this morning and I grabbed a regular glazed and chocolate glazed to take with me to my desk. It was a full two hours later before I realized my error. Doh!
So – now I try again. Let’s see if I can do better for the remaining 90% of this trial. Wish me luck – I’m gonna need all I can get!
Happy Holiday weekend!