Saturday, August 21, 2010

Ramadan Honesty

I recently wrote this article about the balance between physical and spiritual strength.

But here comes the sad part of the story...I've been having a very hard time actually sticking to any semblance of a healthy diet in Ramadan. I attempt to maintain my composure when the sun sets, but moments after I break my fast, I start thinking about all the different things I could potentially eat, and I wonder why I'm not eating them.

Cupcakes, fries, cookies, ice cream. You name it, I've eaten it. And likely at 1am or so. Not to mention my lack of going to the gym. I just can't bring myself to do it. I planned on going to the gym right before iftar, and ending my workout by iftar time so I could hydrate myself. But by the time 6:30pm rolls around, I'm exhausted.

I feel like I'm failing Ramadan. It's a time when we should have a reign on our desires, where we should build some self-restraint. Needless to say, that isn't quite happening on my end.

Here's hoping the next couple of weeks are different...


  1. I'm very confident that we will both be better at Ramadan in the ways we need to be in the next couple of weeks (inshAllah).

  2. That makes one of us, happysara :)