Sunday, 22 January 2012

An anniversary of sorts

Today I am celebrating one year of being alcohol free.

Not that there was a huge problem or issue with my alcohol intake, but lets just say that when I decided to get a little more serious with my Half Ironman training, it just seemed the natural thing to eliminate from the mix (pun intended).  You know when you get home from a craptastic day of work and you have a glass of wine, then pour another while you are preparing dinner, then have a glass of wine with dinner...before you know it...a bottle is gone.  That is not good, well, it wasn't good for me.  A year ago I woke up the morning of January 22nd and said "that's enough", if you are going to try to get your lazy, sorry ass in shape to tackle the Half then you'd better get a grip on some healthy living.

So, here is to ONE YEAR !!

CHEERS!


Life's fun if you don't weaken,

Lily


16 comments:

Xenia said...

Congrats!

kilax said...

Good for you!!!

Lisa said...

rock on!!!!!!!!!!

ajh said...

Congratulations!

Bandobras said...

congratulations. I found that when I gave up the booze voluntarily before I had to, I was still able then, to have a celebratory drink when I wanted instead of having to have one when I needed. Like after tearing up the triathlon for instance.

raulgonemobile said...

Nice work! That's one thing I'd have trouble cutting out entirely, but yeah, if I was tackling something that serious, it would probably be in the running of things to cut out

Ewa said...

It is sooo easy to get sucked into drinking too much, eating too much, smoking... you name it. The things we do to combat stress... Glad you got it under control.
I am an emotional eater and have to watch it all the time. I can see myself having too many glasses of wine too. I would miss wine if I had to cut it out entirely.
Congrats on keeping things under control.

Groover said...

I just started a "dry month" and it's bl**dy tough. Water just doesn't go as well with a nice meal. So congrats and well done, girl! You inspire me to stick with it and not slip.

Marci said...

Good for you!! I am not drinking through the week anymore, and limit myself to 2 drinks for the weekend, its kinda tough but I feel better!

Jo Lynn said...

I am SO PROUD OF YOU!!!!
Awesome.
xoxoxoxoxo

TNTcoach Ken said...

Free alcohol for a year? Sign me up!

Born To Endure said...

Wow, that's great! I know what you mean..hubby and I have just started to get into this habit since I bought one of those electric wine coolers for xmas...better stop :))

NY Wolve said...

Wow. That is great. Not sure I could ever do that just in name of training!

MrDaveyGie said...

Admirable. I think along the same lines. I want to compete better, I'm getting older, P ponder what disciplines can I add to my life style to improve competitiveness? I actually gave up beer for 3 whole days just kidding, on that one. Keep up the good work.

Wes said...

awesome! I think I'm up to a week :-) at least I cap it at one or two now, instead of 6-10! LOL

Bert said...

Wow, congrats! One whole year - I am sure that helps with weight loss/maintenance too! I know I am going to have to become a weekend tippler only if I am going to make serious headway with my weight loss program.