sober february

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To celebrate a year in sobriety. One week, one month, 3 months, 6 months, 9 months and last but not least a year!

My collection of tokens is also very special to me. They’re little reminders of my hard work.

Two days after my anniversary and I’m still grinning. There’s so much to be happy about. 💕

Beer of the night takes us down a different carbonated path tonight. In recognition of JBizzle’s Sober February I’ve decided to feature this cold can of refreshing Dr Pepper Diet Cherry Vanilla soda.

That’s thirteen syllables of flavor my friends.

You think only beer has multiple complex flavors with hints of this and a touch of that? Then step into a world of natural and artificial flavors and caramel coloring.

And JBizz, remember this isn’t just for happy hour. Or breakfast. Dr Pepper time is 10, 2 or 4 o'clock!

So with a few 55 calorie beers under my belt from last night, I’ve decided that I’m actually going to do this.  Though I can’t be 100% certain going all the way back to high school, I don’t think I’ve ever not had a drink for an entire month probably in the last decade.  I’m a little nervous, but actually pretty excited about.  I’ve told my main drinking companions & they’re supportive.  My boyfriend offered to do it with me, which should help.  And I’m telling my loyal readers (haha wtf) about it, so maybe that will keep me in check as well.  I think this could be a really good thing, guys.  I promise not to change the name of my blog, though.  Oh and also maybe a good excuse to write about all the times I’ve been really embarrassingly drunk.  Here we go!

SO YOU’VE DECIDED TO GIVE UP DRINKING FOR A MONTH FOR NO REASON

Here we are in week three of the Sober February experiment and things are… fine. They’re fine! They’re absolutely totally fine. Fine, fine, fine! (If you are looking for other updates on this subject, you can stop because there aren’t any.) I took a break for Valentine’s Day and overindulged, which resulted in a massive migraine, but it was all worth it for that champagne. My tolerance right now is the same as a very small toddler’s. Some replacements to drink while all of your friends are drinking delicious wine: cream soda, kombucha, green juice, ginger ale, tea. Right now I am feeling a weensy bit stressed out because I have several balls in the court and all of them are requiring my attention at the same time. When I started this month, I thought I would be more productive or happier or healthier somehow but all of those things are not true. I think I’ve actually been eating worse and going to the gym less often, which doesn’t make any sense at all. I did sleep better during the first week but now I am having dreams about my teeth falling out. I guess the best thing of all about this experiment is realizing that there is the option to either not drink or stop drinking when hanging out with other people and not try to keep up with everyone because my liver is a poet and a fool and does not know that it is inherently lazier than its peers. That’s a good lesson to learn. But I could really go for a glass of wine right about now. 

im so sore from working out last night i did 20 mins on the treadmill, 6 reps of lifting, 20 squats, and 5 mins on the elliptical 

i’ve been working out every other day for 2+ weeks now and im starting to notice that im getting stronger and it’s getting easier to work out for an hour