Oh, where do I begin?
Beer, you’re great. You’re more than great, you are wonderful. And we’ve had some really good times together. We’ve had some good laughs, funny moments and touching memories. We’ve known each other for a very long time, going on 25+ years, I’d say. And through the points in my life when no one else was around, you were right beside me, ready to cheer me up.
But right now, I think we need to take a “break”.
This has been coming on for a long time. We just don’t communicate like we used to. Heck, here I am writing this to you instead of just speaking to you in person, what does that say about us?
It seems like we’re in different stages in our lives right now and that we’re growing apart. I want to get my health back on track, eat well, workout and lose weight, while all you want to do is sabotage that. You’re a lot of fun, but you’re also a very bad influence. You convince me to make bad choices that I later regret and right now, there’s no room for that in my life.
I hope you understand that I don’t actually want to break up with you, and I know it’s cliché, but I hope that we can still be friends. And who knows, maybe in a month when I feel like I’ve got my life back on track, we can give it another go, because I do want and need you to be a part of my life as I do and will always love you.
Last week I challenged you all to the “Challenge Yourself Challenge”. If you haven’t watched the video, do so!
I’ve been doing a lot of little challenges every day but this next one is the BIG ONE. I’m giving up beer for the next month. dun-dun-duuuuhnnn…
I want to focus my attention to losing the 10 lbs I ‘ve set as my goal weight for May and I also want to start training for a yet to be defined 10k race that I am going to run.
Two years ago I gave up drinking for 35 days and I felt great and now that my birthday is past, St. Paddy’s Day has passed and wedding the summer is on it’s way, I think this is a great time to do this. Aso, last year I was training for my first ever 10k race when I rolled my ankle two weeks before race day and ended up not being able to do it. I had never run more than 3km before I started this training and I got up to 8km before having to pull out due to injury and that 10k has been on my bucket list ever since. I figured these two challenges together are a great way to start off my spring right.
Also, I’ve been asked to do some part-time Personal Training and bootcamps at two local gyms, so I want to get my other two certifications (I have my weight resistance and I’ve taken the courses for my Personal Training and Fitness Theory certifications, I just need to write the exams), so that means studying on the weekends and not being hungover or tired.
I’ve got big plans for my near future and I think a month off from drinking will do my mind and body some good.
So what have you been doing to challenge yourself lately?