To be honest, this first week was easy. I supposed most everything is easy right in the beginning - the excitement is still there and it really doesn't seem like it's that big of a deal. Which, in all reality, it's not that big of a deal. People do it all the time - some people don't like alcohol, some are allergic, some are pregnant. I, however, am not any of these things, so it's a little bit more difficult to explain why I'm not drinking it. But I made it through a weekend camping trip and some super hot days without giving in and having a beer. Some members of my family did tell me, though, that if I cheated this weekend it'd be easier to start over than if I waited until 6 months in and cheated. haha. Thanks, but no thanks. My goal in this whole thing is to not cheat - so here I go on week two!
The biggest struggle from this past week was honestly nothing - I didn't have a day or an evening where I really had to stop myself from getting a drink. I was dedicated and focused and it was good! This weekend might be a bit more difficult. On Friday Jake and I are thinking about heading to the MN State Fair - and we always make a stop by the Leinie Lodge for a cold beer and to watch a show! So replacing that beer with a water is my game plan for Friday! Then on Sunday is our semi-annual family birthday party. We get the whole extended family together and celebrate all the birthdays that fall in a six-month time frame. There is always wine, beer and - the best of them all - dad's Long Islands. Be still my heart, those things are awesome. So that might be difficult too.
But, at the end of the day, I'm 100% committed and I can't wait to post again on Monday and say that I didn't give in and I've completed two out of 52 weeks! So until next time, cheers (with water!)