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It’s February 1st.. and I’ve completed my Dry January challenge.
Actually it wasn’t nearly as difficult as I thought it would be at the start.
Let’s be honest, January has to be the easiest month of the year to go without a drink.
Even so, thirty days (and counting) without consuming any alcohol has got to have a positive effect on my body and overall health.
There have been a few occasions when I really would have quite liked a glass of red, or one of my favourite beers, especially last weekend.
During the challenge I declined a social night out with the boys because I hate going out and drinking diet coke or J2O all night.
I also had a meal out one Friday, and found it very strange not to have an alcoholic drink with it.
The wife was pretty supportive on the whole, despite a couple of times when she had a glass of red wine with our meal.
It definitely makes a difference when your partner is able to support you.
On the whole I’m delighted to have completed the challenge and will certainly being doing it again next year.
Going forward, I generally want to cut down on the amount of booze I drink.
Not that I drink that much anyway, I’m more of an occasional binge-drinker.
I’ve decided to keep track of what alcoholic drinks I have.
Starting from today (1 February), I’m going to record my units of alcohol on a weekly and monthly basis.
I can include January easy enough!
You could say it is a yearly challenge, and probably a lot more difficult to complete than I’m thinking!
Gunna give it a go anyway.
Anyone else partake in the Dry January challenge?