Abstinence April

Another month is behind us and spring is starting to rear its beautiful head here in Wilmington. It is a time of rebirth and optimism, an opportunity to institute some changes into my life and I’ve decided to abstain from alcohol and added sugars for the month (except for VegFest).

So, why am I doing this? To get a sexy beach bikini body, obvi.

Okay, so that’s not the primary reason. It is really more about proving to myself that I can do it and to reduce unhealthy practices in my life. Losing another 8-10 lbs would put me close to my preferred weight too…

The added sugar part won’t be a huge deal because I already avoid processed foods most of the time and rarely eat out. Alcohol is going to be a little bit more difficult because it is such an integral part of social life and in the past, I have turned to alcohol when stressed out.

I think this challenge will be a success, though. My partner is also doing a variation of this and with a set end-date, I think I can keep my motivation up. I have also started developing some better habits to turn to when I feel temptation such as drinking flavored water, going for walks, and reading.

Anyway, it should be a fun experiment. I love trying new things with my body to see how it reacts and to test my mental strength.

Feel free to reach out at any of the ways below while I take a Facebook break!

Email address: pjneiger@gmail.com
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Also, I wrote a book about a cross-country bicycle ride I did!
“Wandering Oak: A Rite of Passage”

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