For today’s #BLOGMAS you can win a water magnesium mineraliser!
Today my alcohol-free time hit the mark of five months. I went abstinent when I had had a bit too crazy summer. I was heartbroken and decided to have the best time (read about it here), which turned into lots of dinners with friends, and those very often included good wine. That was alright, but in the end a bit too often, so I decided to stay away from it. My friend Timm and I decided to take on the challenge together. Now that he told me that he’ll end the project at Christmas, so I had to make my own decision about it as well.
I have to say, I like the abstinent me a lot. In the beginning it was hard, especially on birthdays, and I cheated a few times. But now I love it. It’s healthier, and I always feel good the day afterwards. (I never drank so much I would have a hangover, but alcohol always made me super tired). I feel much fitter than I did in summer. I feel strong when I’m the only one saying no to drinks. When I was younger, I was afraid I was uncool and didn’t fit in when I didn’t drink. Now I think I’m the coolest if I don’t. And I like the fact that I don’t want it anymore, which I definitely did in summer. I really wanted a nice glass of wine with my dinner. That’s gone for sure.
What do I think about alcohol now? Will I go back to drinking like my friend, or never again?
As I said, I like not drinking alcohol. I like always being super awake, even when I was up until 3 am. And most of all, after these 5 months I have completely lost my liking for alcohol. I’m like children – I think wine smells so bad and sour and I can’t imagine to drink it!
But I think I will go back to have a drink or two for special occasions. I hate restraining myself from anything (sugar, wheat, fat, carbs..) and I love the idea of clinking glasses when celebrating. I guess I will go back to how I used to be before: almost no alcohol at all, but it’s alright for some occasions. Sparkling wine or red wine most probably. But if there’s no special reason to drink, saying no is a good option. I think this Christmas will be alcohol-free fore me, New Year’s Eve too, because I really don’t like the taste of it right now. But who knows what’s to come?
What have I learned from these five months?
1. Being different is good. Saying no is cool.
but also: 2. Nobody needs to restrain her/himself from anything.
For today’s #BLOGMAS you can win a BWT Water Mineralizer in pink! Just comment below why you would like to win!
Every day until 24.12. a giveaway will be posted on one of my channels (usually my blog, but also Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat or YouTube). You can enter by commenting on the post in English, German or Finnish. The winner for this giveaway will be chosen on 23.12., at 22:00, and will be mentioned in this post. You need to check it again to find out who won.
The mineraliser goes to Katja F.!