So, about three days ago, I started the Master Cleanse. For those of you that don't know, the Master Cleanse is a 10 day process. During this process, you can't eat anything, and the only thing you can drink is this drink you make with two tablespoons of lemon juice, two tablespoons of maple syrup, and a half a tablespoon of cayenne pepper. Then you mix that up with 8 ounces of water, and that's all you get to "eat" for this 10 day process.
Since I've started, I have had almost every friend I've talked about it with ask me, "Why do you want to do that?". At first I found it hard to explain. I knew why I was doing it, but it was hard to convey in words to my friends why I was doing it.
I mean sure, the main reason most people do it, and one of the reasons I did it, was the fact that you are cleaning your body out of all kinds of toxic crap that has been in your body for decades. That alone benefits your body in way too many ways for this lil'ol segment, but that is not the main reason I decided to do this little adventure.
The main reason I decided to embark on this journey, was the sheer difficulty of it. I don't know about all you out there, but I LOVE food. The three things that make my world go round are food, skating, and sleep. Before trying this, I remember saying to myself, "there is no way I could do that", and that alone was the main source of inspiration that made me want to do it.
I have this messed up little thing in my head that tells me to do stuff when people (including myself) tell me I can't. I don't know why, but I like to prove people wrong. It almost seems like proving people wrong super cedes the actual task itself. In other words, my hunger for accomplishing the impossable is stronger than my hunger for food. I mean, if I was told myself that I could do it, I probably would be eating a big ol' breakfast burrito right now.
In conclusion, I would like to ask all of you out there, how do you react when someone tells you that you can't do something. Does it discourage you enough to not try it at all, or are you like me and are more likely not only to try something, but to succeed in it as well?
Now I am off to go make some spicy lemonade. Stay hungry out there world.