Time to give it up

I’ve taken more than a month off of my blog so that I can have some time to collect my thoughts as a “writer”. I’m not a writer, LOL, but I like to dabble with this platform. Anyway – the time was pretty helpful and I’ve come back with more to share. Starting off with a relatively heavy topic, but that’s always been the nature of my blog – open and honest!

As many of you know, I have been on my own fitness journey for about a year now. In that time, I have learned a lot – what works, what doesn’t, what’s good for you and what’s bad. But one thing throughout this entire journey that I truly now believe has kept me from reaching my full potential is alcohol.

I am unhappy with my body the way it is. I built up a lot of muscle and healthy weight as I was going through a body building program, but I still wasn’t able to burn off as much fat as I’d wanted to and I know that that is attributed to my diet and especially my liquid diet. Drinking your calories is probably the worst habit you can get into. For multiple reasons.

For a long time now, alcohol has been affecting more than just my weight. It has affected my mood, my sleeping patterns, my relationships, my motivation, and more. It’s fun for a time and the next day you have so much regret. Not to mention how expensive of a habit it is. I’m not sharing this to say that I am an alcoholic, but I am definitely not on the right path and if I don’t get it under control, I could very well end up somewhere I do n’t want to be, which is why I am finally putting my foot down for a change.

My alcohol intake is much higher than it should be. I can point blank acknowledge that. When you can’t remember things from the night before, when you say things you don’t mean, when you act out. When I say it all out loud, it really seems like the cons outweigh the pros. And it’s taken me this long to finally realize that I need to give it up. At least for a little bit. The day I am writing this is April 1, 2019 and I plan to have a clean and sober 30 days; at least just to start.

The reason I share this with you all is so that I am held even more accountable. Obviously, at the end of the day, it’s up to me and I control my own actions, but I think it helps to loop other people in. I hope to come out of this 30 days with a clearer mind and healthier lifestyle looking forward.

Thanks so much for reading and for your support – wish me luck!

xoxo,

H

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