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Ok, so I don’t know about you, but whenever big events like this come up, it always seems like the greatest excuse to fall off the wagon!  The little voice in our head tells us, “It’s ok, I’ll only have a little” or “I will get back on track tomorrow,” and usually I would be just as inclined as anyone to give in, but this year I’ve decided to challenge my willpower.

I will be at a Super Bowl party this Sunday, but I will not let it be an excuse to Super Size my food and drink intake!  I have been on a two week streak of no sugar and no alcohol and I have literally NEVER felt better!  So I will simply ask myself, “Is it worth it?”  Lately I find myself really not being a friend of alcohol.  I remember back in my twenties being able to drink, to relative excess, and feel little to no pain the next day.  Not so much these days!  I have a couple glasses of wine and I feel it the next day!  Throw in a couple cocktails on top of that and I’m a mess.  So this urged me to drop alcohol, at least for a bit of time, to see how I felt without it and the difference is immense!

Now, I am not advocating everyone stop drinking alcohol, we are not all the same nor does it impact us all the same, but for me, it makes a big difference in how I feel and the energy I have throughout the day.  Combine that with limited sugar intake, and I feel absolutely fantastic!  Trust me, I definitely look forward to indulging in my next glass of wine….likely in mid February for my brother’s 29th birthday in Vegas, but the way I feel right now, is what motivates me to continue my abstinence from alcohol.

So before this Sunday’s festivities, take a minute and think about anything that is a weakness for you, whether alcohol, that seven layer dip or bucket of chicken wings, and make a promise to yourself to challenge your willpower! Trust me, your body will be thanking you for it on Monday!

Don't let this be you!
Don’t let this be you!

Here’s to a strong MIND and BODY!

L