Seven days I ago I undertook what I thought an ordinary task. Having been living a quasi-rockandroll lifestyle of late, my diet and general looking after meself has gone a bit to the wayside... upon drinking a bunch of me fav tipple* I noted a distinct lack of drunkeness... now call me old-fashioned! But I like to drink to get drunk... I know, I know, it's tres British of me but there goes it!
Now, then, a good old fashioned spot of abstinence was required. Done before many times for different reasons... but my goodness this dry spell has been quite the marathon! I also cut out white sugar for my 10 day detox cos I'd also gotten into treats-every-day-mode at the office, and while I never used to have much caffeine, I upped the amount of cola in my week lately** so I cut out that too...
Day seven, then, and I'm concerned by how much I miss the booze! This has to be my first non-boozy weekend (other than when being poorly) that I can remember in a loooonnngg time... man tis hard being sober while everyone else has a beer! I gigged open mic last night and the boys on my table threatened to by me a drink more than once much to my pathetic protests haha thing is, tbf to me, cutting out sugar meant no sugary replacements for the wine, beer and rums which meant fruit juice and water *yawns* so I've not made it easy for myself... and Thursday I was close to caving in for a cake... haha but it just goes to show how addicted we become to these legal highs!
The benefits of my mini detox tho have been obvious... yesterday I woke early and went for a run! So unfit am I, that I near to threw up in Prinny Park but it didn't kill me #winning ;) I had a hearty breakfast and a full day! Then today, I again have slept well and woken early, enjoyed some yummy Aussie tea*** with crumpets and hot cross buns for brekkie, listened to loads of music, made scribblings and been generally more productive before noon than any weekend in memory! Still not got around to the hoovering mind... haha
I believe I can make it to Day 10, I think at this time it would be better to go longer like 21 days but I have a full-on rockandroll bank holiday coming up and sober ain't playing no part in it! haha I also been on somewhat of a boy-detox too but again a rock&roll weekend ain't no fun without a boy with a geetar... oh my life! ;)
Wish me luck! haha xo
*spicy dark rum - Captain's Reserve is a good 'un but I'm not very brand loyal ;)
**to go with and around the rums you understand haha
***T2 Green Rose