Day 2 of my 30 DAY June 2015 AF Goal


I am sitting here – it’s 9:30pm and listening to the nature channel on Stingray Music from the television… just out of a nice bubble bath and feeling very peaceful.

Tonight was kind of a spontaneous one in that after work I ended up not working out. I went out to get a few things for work and some groceries. I texted my boyfriend and asked if he wanted to see me tonight (he lives an hour away) and of course he said yes (if he had his way he’d ‘keep me’ as he always says)… so that didn’t leave much time to think about any kind of ‘drinking’ thoughts or cravings (NOTE – keeping busy is good – doing different things from the usual routine is GOOD).

I bought stuff to make us dinner. I told him he could have a beer if he wanted one and he wasn’t going to as he knew I was abstaining but I said it was ok – so I took one out of the fridge and handed it to him. It didn’t bother me at all. He had a 2nd one too… the only thing that kind of bugged me was kissing him wasn’t nice (beer taste from a kiss when you’re not drinking is gross lol).

He drove me back home (so literally 2 hours of driving – 1 hour to get to his place and for him 4 hours of driving)… insane for a 2 hour visit. So I told him now that we’d maybe take a break tomorrow. I need to learn to be on my own and deal with whatever thoughts/cravings/feelings I may have too.

So all in all I’m feeling good. I did have 1 diet pepsi (I was going to try to quit the diet soda but I can’t do it all – I’m happy if I can stick to 1 per day – only when I really feel I am craving it – didn’t have any yesterday). Eating was good. No formal exercise today because while I slept really well last night – I had a hard time getting up. I slept in until it was time to hop in the shower. I hope to get my workout done in the morning tomorrow and perhaps a ‘bonus’ one after work too.

For those following me on this June challenge – I hope you too had a successful day!

Day 1 Done!


As I said – I’m going to use the blog to record how I’m feeling through this 30 day AF challenge. Today was pretty straight forward and easy as I was busy with work, and had appointments and then had my boyfriend over and before I knew it – it was time to clean my kitchen and sit down to write my blog (as I’ll do this at the end of each day).

No cravings today – not even really any thoughts about having a drink.

One thing I do notice is that to NOT crave or think about it, I go into hyper drive and go go go… and then crash. What I’ll have to be mindful of is that after a few days of this ‘going strong’ I sometimes then feel like I deserve a break/reward and start thinking it would be ok to allow myself a drink – but NOT this month! I’m committed to making the 30 days. What I will have to do is try to pace myself and also plan for non-booze ‘rewards’ like pampering myself with a nice bubble bath. Relaxing with a meditation or reading a good book.

The other thing I know about myself is that I can’t sit and watch TV because that’s like a trigger of the habit to enjoy a drink while just ‘vegging’. Tomorrow I will look to picking up more ‘alternative’ non-booze drinks as I have club soda here. I’m also trying to quit the diet soda and stick to water or sparkling mineral water (I love my bubbles).

It’s almost 9pm and I’m going to retire to my bed and maybe read a bit and lights out by 9:30. My day starts over at 4am.