So that happened.
Dry January has been a joyous journey. I expected it to feel like an uphill climb, and at times it did. But mostly it felt like a happy dance.
I feel free. I feel unlimited.
And I never could have gotten through this without Connect and everyone who inspired and supported me along the way. To think that I have been able to inspire and support others makes my heart burst with joy and gratitude.
So here I am on Day 31:
- 5.2lbs lost
- 23 workouts
- 25 blue dots
And now the big numbers, courtesy of my Dry January app:
- $200 saved
- 10,000 alcohol calories not consumed
TEN THOUSAND calories I would have spent on poison instead of protein shakes. On sugar instead of – ok, well I definitely still consumed sugar. In fact I still consumed all my daily points and almost all of my weeklies. But instead of spending half my dailies and most of my weeklies on booze, I spent it (for the most part) on foods that nourish my body. Foods that sustain energy. Foods that build muscle.
I used to ingest 10,000 calories of alcohol every month. I am NEVER going back to that number.
But back to the scale. As of this morning, I am 143.6lbs, under my original goal weight of 145. I didn’t make it to my current goal of 138, but that is ok. For now, I am going to stick with Freestyle and my current workout regimen and see where my body settles.
I am happy with the way I look. (Omg I just typed that!) I don’t know where I will end up weight-wise but I do know these two things:
1. I de-puffed like a BOSS this month; and
2. Whether I reach my goal of 138 or not, I NEVER would have gotten there with my former drinking habits.
My former drinking habits. Have I mentioned I’m not going back?