Fasting starts tomorrow, and I do not know if I should fast. Beside all the religious reasons about fasting, I only do fast because everyone around me fasts, and I have always agreed with the benefits of fasting.
However, the heat is here, and it will only get hotter, no water means dehydration and brain not functioning as well, and also my fitness regime will get mucked up.
I could close my fast with a nutritious meal at 2:30AM, and then go for my running when the sun comes up? Then I am worried I will just be tired throughout the day... The no water issue is a problem to, because I cannot exercise without drinking water and I cannot afford my brain to be lazy during work either.
I don't practice as a Muslim at all, I shouldn't really call myself one either. But when fasting comes around I have always put in the effort, half of me doesn't want to fast, and the other half of me will suffer from this instilled guilt and feeling of being left out.
Many people fast to lose weight, however with me, I have NEVER lost weight when fasting because of the eating late - this time it will be around 9PM onwards. I don't want to eat at that time at all...
Right now my health, fitness, dieting, and work are my priorities. Fasting will defo get in the way of that.