This past Thursday I celebrated St. Patrick's Day like I'm sure a lot of you did. I went out, consumed my fair share, then got reckless with a can of Chunky clam chowder and a bag of Doritos. The shame. Here I am; vegan and grain free shoveling my face like a 1989 version of Ricki Lake. It wasn't pretty.
I woke up still full and feeling disgusting. You know; when you can feel the alcohol draining from your pores. I felt like the fattest in fatland for two days afterward. It was awful. I felt like I had set myself back a week after one night of partying. And for what? Yeah, I had a good time. But was it worth canceling out hours of workouts and strict dedication. No. It wasn't. So I've decided to stop what's stopping me. I've decided to kick the booze.
For good? I don't know. I've made the decision not to drink alcohol for at least one month and see where it goes from there. I'm not a frequent heavy drinker to begin with so I don't feel like this decision will be too hard for me to follow through with. I usually confine my drinking to the weekend. Maybe going out on a Friday or Saturday night. Usually only one or two weeks a month. USUALLY. But after this past Thursday I took a long hard look at what I've achieved thus far and what was standing in the way of me reaching even further. One night of binge drinking a week is enough to sabotage anyones hard work. I'm down close to forty pounds, have slashed my body fat percentage to shreds, and I feel great. I'm not about to let myself start back peddling now. Sure, having a few drinks and partying the night away has the potential to be a lot of fun, but at this point in my life it's not worth it. Drinking leads to being drunk, which leads to being hungry, which leads to waking up on a strange couch surrounded with empty Ding-Dong wrappers and a thinned out wallet. NO MORE!
So....the point of this is; find out what's stopping you from reaching your goals and do something about it. Talking about it or sitting around and thinking about it isn't going to get you anywhere. You can't wish yourself skinny, or rich, or devilishly handsome. Sometimes in life you have to earn things. Figure out what you want and take it. It's up to you to make the positive changes toward achieving your goals.
I'm going to go ahead and call out my good buddy, Fun Kevin. He too has joined me on this one month no alcohol challenge. So, Kevin, you are now officially bound by blog.
Anyone else ready to kick something that's standing in their way?