Hi, everyone! My name is Olesya and I’m 28. I live in Bali. Today is November, 28th and it’s going to be a fasting day for me. This whole week is going to be fasting, actually. I’m going to eat just apples and smile. This is what my body and soul need. I tried a raw food diet and lost 6 kilograms, felt light and happy. But then I returned to my normal diet and understood that my passion for pasta, coffee and sweets was just a way to escape from my problems.
Ok, enough about diet, let’s get to my life.
I wake up at 4 because I decided that I also needed to purify my soul. So, I’m going to visit sacred springs today. A glass of water is what I always start my day with.
I have to do some morning gymnastics first.
Usually I exercise at the beach but not today.
A morning shower…
It’s 5 a.m.
I have to pack some clothes for swimming in the springs and something to change in.
Bali before the sunrise.
By 8, the road will be swarming with cars!
40 minutes later.
OMG! Right on the road! I had to turn around my motorbike to take this photo for you!
20 minutes later.
I’m running out of fuel!
In the line to fuel the motorbike.
It’s morming and a lot of people have come to fo the same.
For 2.5 liters I paid a little more than a dollar. And my tank is full again!
Entrance to the springs costs 50 cents.
I’m ready to swim!
This is Richard. I didn’t think I would meet him here! We worked thogether in a hotel some time ago.
His mom gave me two baskets. One for good spirits and the other one for evil ones.
I prayed and got into the water. They say, that the springs give you health and special power. You have to stay like this thinking about something good. By the way, the water’s freezing cold!
I’m not along. See that fish swimming with me?
It is a tradition to go to the chapel after the springs but in dry clothes.
What I like about people of Bali is that they do not pray to a definite God. They say, “Think about your God, pray and be thankful”.
These people are bringing their tributes to Gods.
On my way home. This is a road inspection, very common for Bali. Local policemen ask drivers to pull up for document inspection.
I showed my driver’s licence and the officer let me go.
Usually, foreigners drive without local driver’s licence and have to bribe the officer to keep on going.
Coming up to my home. Who’s that?
Home, sweet home.
In this country, each family has its own chapel house. This is mine! What’s up spirits!
Checking out my mail and Facebook.
It’s time to have breakfast!
I’ve just learnt that I have some time so I decide to take a nap.
I wake up two hours later. It’s wet season.
I’m going to lift up my spirits a little bit before work. This is an aromatic oil.
Work. I write articles for some newspapers.
While the sun is up, I go to have my pedicure done.
I’m on my way. The sun is going down which means that it’s about 6.30.
Reading a book while I’m here. It’s about Antony Robbins.
It was supposed to be the French but as it always happens here in the middle of it all I was told that my nails were too short for the French, so now my nails are pink. Nice.
It’s 7.30 p.m. and I don’t feel my body. Maybe, I can make a present for myself? A glass of apple fresh?
This is my gym. I’m going to weigh myself before and after the fasting.
No! A year ago it was 51.5!
This is my fitness instructor.
Amount of fat in my body.
Bali people are gadget freaks. Both the phones belong to my trainer.
Smiling to you!
At home, I took a shower and went to bed.
Thanks for spending this day with me!
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