I was so stoked to go for my morning jog yesterday night after a short 5km jog, credits to the high carb low fat raw vegan lifestyle (a.k.a. fruitarian lifestyle) that I am following.
This feeling of being so excited and happy was something unfamiliar to me years ago when I was having one gigantic meal a day in school and have nothing else afterwards. If you were following my previous blog long enough, you might have known that I was sick all the time. I had to whine to my then-boyfriend every single second because I was so sick.
If I was that sick, why would I want to eat one meal a day? You guessed it. I wanted to lose weight. If you have followed me long enough, you would know that I held very low self-esteem with me. It was hard for me to be confident when I was not looking and feeling my best.
I remember when I was 13, I participated in my school’s 20th anniversary musical. I was acting in the musical, and I had a few solo lines. When it was my turn to speak in the musical, someone shouted “FAT!” across the theatre filled with 300 silent guests.
I became anorexic when I was 14. Restricting my calories to a big fat zero, besides the litre of milk I forced myself to drink every single torturing day. When I started eating again, I began binge-eating, and ballooned.
Had I not deleted my old photos due to being ashamed of myself, I would have showed you more. These are photos taken off from my friends’ Facebook, which I conveniently untagged myself in all of them because I was too ashamed of my body and looks.
Despite being sick, I still ran everyday. A mere 2km was so draining that I had to drag my feet to finish it. I was dangerously under-carbed.
Out of desperation, I became a vegetarian because all my vegetarian friends were skinny and healthy looking. I began researching deeply on vegetarianism and found out about veganism and fruitarianism. I came across videos of The Fruitarian, and was inspired to start my fruitarian journey right away (April 2011).
And the rest is history.
Now, I am loving life more than ever. Getting excited to run every single day. Waking up feeling refreshed and happy. Lost weight and get a flat stomach I always wanted. I am running so much farther than before, participated in many races (and excelling in them hehe), and participating in my first marathon this coming June. My life has changed so much because of fruits.
Yes, I need to kick that bad habit of landing on my toes.