2.05.2014

24 Weeks Without Alcohol

This morning as I type this it is exactly zero degrees outside (yay for it not being negative!!!), I just finished my daily Shakeology (Chocolate Shakeology + Ice + Milk - YUM!) and I am getting ready to leave for work!  This is my second rest day of week 4 in Focus T25 (look for that recap tomorrow!) and I have officially finished an entire 24 weeks without alcohol - that is 6 months!!!

Give Up Alcohol

This week has been very simple, honestly.  I am now used to the practice of turning down drinks and most of the people I see on a frequent basis know that I have given up alcohol, so they don't even ask if I'd like anything!  The amount of support I have been given in not only my attempt to give up alcohol but my entire weight loss and healthy living journey has been incredible.  It has shown me that people truly do want the absolute best for me.  Of course I already knew this, but it is nice to have a very obvious reminder every once in a while :)  

On Sunday night I went to my parents' annual Superbowl Party and got to see a lot of people I haven't seen in a very long time!  It was such a nice feeling to have people ask right when they saw me if I've lost weight - it must really show on me and it's a great ego boost!!  I have become accustomed to the reflection in the mirror so I don't see the drastic change everyday; it was fun to see their reaction to it!

There were, of course, snacks and drinks and anything else you might like to sample available to eat!  Earlier in the day I even went to the liquor store with my dad to get the ingredients to his world-famous Long Islands (Ok, maybe they're not world famous, but they're epic and they're awesome.  Though the fact that I've now published this post might make them world famous?  Okay, maybe not.  But still - you know what I mean!  They're yummy.)  It was fun to have some time to hang out with my dad, and truthfully I wasn't even tempted by the teas once they were made - I had my water bottle and I was perfectly content!

The fact that this has become so simple has led me to decide to post about this journey just once a month for the next 6 months.  If I have something to add in the weeks between these posts I will do that, but for the most part I feel like I've overcome most of the hurdles that may come up when trying to give up alcohol so I think it should be pretty smooth sailing from here on out! (Famous last words??  I hope not!)

As a quick reminder, I am still accepting applications for my 21 Day Fix Test Group.  This is Beachbody's newest program and with it we will really delve into meal planning, proper nutrition, portion sizes and the program takes all the guesswork out of the equation!  You are given a meal plan, recipe book, food containers so you know you are getting the exact right amount of food as well as 30 minute workouts so you can keep up with your fitness while we focus on nutrition!

21 Day Fix


I have the application and more information for this group over here:  http://www.localpostcards.blogspot.com/2014/02/21-days-is-all-i-ask.html - head on over there and check it out!  This is a limited-space group so I suggest you reserve your spot asap!!!




1 comment:

Scott McKinney said...

Congratulations! There's certainly a lot of incentives in quitting addictions such as alcohol. Beyond the routine, it's the kind that leaves a physical mark that ultimately compels us to go through the process. Most especially a tangibly positive one, such as body image. So yeah, you've set a right course there.

Scott McKinney @ Midwest Institute For Addiction