“I hate the health message” is what I told this presenter.
I know that’s a weird thing for a pastor to say. For our church, the health message is such an important part of it. We give out books. In seminars we have health nuggets. No other church has this many vegetarians. So why would I say that “I hate the health message”?
What is intermittent fasting?
I learned about intermittent fasting from reading about Hugh Jackman… or should I say Huge Jacked-man… otherwise known as the Wolverine. Apparently my brother was doing it too for a while, but I never really paid attention until I found out that Hugh Jackman did this.
I started my health journey back in May 2016 and it changed my life. I went 3 months on a completely raw vegan diet.
Let me back up even further...
What is the 300 Challenge?
That’s 300 days of eating raw plant base food.
I gained a bunch of weight while in graduate school. I was no longer the skinny guy. I needed to drop all these extra pounds. When I graduated I started to hit the track. I would do a cycle of running and crunches. But I realized I was wasting my time. All that hard work for nothing.
That’s when I decided to implement a raw vegan diet and it changed my life. I dropped all my college weight in about 2 weeks.
I was good (or so I thought) so I stopped the raw diet and ate normally. Years later I became the biggest I have ever been. I literally could not fit into my pants. I had this pregnant looking gut.
That was it. It was time to get serious. So I went all raw for 3 months straight.
A little after that I saw the abs. I was so excited. Finally, my personal goal to see my abs was accomplished.
I kept doing cycles of all raw.
Last year I did 6 months and got to the lowest body fat percentage I had ever been. 5.37% (According to Caliper measurements)
My waist was also at its lowest point at 73 cm (28.74 inches).
This year I don’t want to cycle. I want to drop and maintain. That’s why I am doing the 300 Challenge. The 300 Challenge is eating for 300 days only raw food. The won't be consecutive like I have done before. But in the course of the year I need to accumulate 300 days of raw. It's a challenge, but I'm excited to do it.
WHO'S WITH ME?
If you are interested in doing some sort of health challenge or goal, sign-up below and I will provide my health guide to a natural lifestyle and I will email you occasionally with my fitness journey.