I’ve decided: I’m giving up alcohol for July. I’m going dry for July. I’d like to claim the nifty title of this challenge as my own genius creativity, but the reality is I nicked it off Katy.
I wasn’t even going to join her in her goal at first (in fact I’m not even sure if she’s still doing it), especially as I have a camping thing with the kids at the end of July & I was going to use wine to get me through it.
However, I have gone from someone who only drinks around Christmas and New Year, avoiding alcohol altogether during pregnancy and the first 6-12 months of breastfeeding, to someone who thinks nothing of opening a 2nd or 3rd bottle of wine in a single night. I recently drank an entire bottle of wine in one evening and I’d not even noticed I’d until I got to the bottom of the bottle.
The liquid calories certainly won’t be helping my goals to become fitter / more toned, I dread to think what it’s doing to my liver, and honestly, given some of the drinkers I have in my family don’t want to go down that route long term.
I figure it’s about time.
ETA: Oooh Dry for July is a thing – if you’re in Australia, you can take part in a sponsored Dry for July.