I’m not even going to attempt to write something profound here. It’s pretty simple actually: I NEED A FREAKIN’ DRINK!
Now that I’ve got that out…let’s move on.
It’s been 19 days since I’ve last sipped a beautiful IPA and I’m looking forward to buying a sixer soon. That may sound bad, like I have a problem err something, but it’s the truth.
This challenge has been hard for me!
Hell, I published a blog announcing the challenge on January 6th and didn’t even share it because I didn’t think I would make it.
My wife is convinced I have a problem
Now, she will disagree and roll her eyes but I know she thinks I’m “leaning” on beer and wine a little too much. It’s no coincidence that this challenge is about NOT drinking when I’m the primary drinker in the house.
I guess it doesn’t help when I say things like..
“That WOD sucked. I need a damn drink!”
“What a day from hell. I need a damn drink!”
“Hey! Wanna watch Shameless and kill this bottle of wine?”
“I could really use some whiskey in my coffee…”
I don’t know. These all seem like legit reasons. Maybe I’m missing something?
There are some positive gains though
I will say that there has been some positive upside to not drinking. To start, I’m down roughly 5 pounds. I have been non-intentionally maintaining 185lbs like my life has depended on it. 5 pounds slimmer and the sexy is coming back! Ooh kill em!
Another upside is that it’s become easier for me to wake-up at my usual 4am “go time”! Recently (when drinking) I started becoming more sluggish when getting out of bed. That’s not like me at all, especially when it comes to my company, and it’s faded dramatically since I’ve been alcohol free.
The final upside that I’ve noticed is that no alcohol (mixed with Laiken’s bangin’ Instant Pot meals) has really helped me at CrossFit. I workout in the afternoon after a full day of work and was beginning to just “coast”. These last few weeks I’ve felt more “with it” when working on strength building and even during the WODs.
It’s not like I’m on a bender everyday…
I made a joke (half joke, really) and told Laiken that I was counting down the days until I could go buy beer. While it’s true that I can’t wait to knock back a cold one, these 3 weeks has proved that I indeed can go more that 24 hours without a drink.
While I certainly don’t think I need to drink everyday, a “brew with some buds” just helps take the edge off and relax.
Please tell me I’m not the only one who enjoys a fair amount of alcohol…Thoughts?8