Monday, February 4, 2013

A {Vino} Break

While these cards above are quite cute, I've taken them a little too personally in my every day life. 

So personally, in fact, that I've made the {very} hard, {very} tough, {very} real decision to give up drinking wine during the week. 

I know, I know. Some of you are staring at your computer screen, mouth wide open, thinking, "Why in the world would you want to do that?"

Well, I'll tell you why, and I'll tell you how this thinking all got started. 

Last week, I was reading Stacy's blog when I ran across her newest post about giving up wine during the week.  Like I'm sure many of you did when you saw my bold {literally} declaration above, I laughed a bit and thought, "Well, good for you! I could never do that!"

And then the thought just kept creeping into my mind and onto my heart. It was a constant bug in the back of my mind, and no matter what I did to try to not think about it, I just kept going back to it. It sat on my heart for days. Could I really give up wine during the week? For real? 

I'm about to get REALLY real with y'all here. And no judgment, mmmmkay? I love wine so much that I typically drink 2-3 glasses per night. Every night. More on the weekends. It has become my pacifier. Work sucked? Pour a glass of wine. Stressed out? Pour a glass of wine. Tired? Pour a glass of wine. It just generally became a casual habit.

I'd wonder why I was gaining weight, why I wasn't sleeping as well during the night and why my skin was breaking out so badly. Alcohol has so much sugar in it {especially red wine, my "drug" of choice}, and that alone wreaks havoc on your skin and is a clear indication of weight gain. And, while I had zero trouble falling asleep, I had a hard time staying asleep. I'd wake up at 4 a.m. bright eyed and bushy tailed {well, not really} and would be tired 24/7. 

So, after praying about it, talking with Brandon about it and generally just thinking about it nonstop, I decided to stop drinking wine during the week. Please don't think I'm some sort of an alcoholic, because I'm definitely not. I know when to stop, I know when I've had too much, don't have to have it to cope and definitely don't have withdrawals. 

This is just something that I'm working on personally, and something that I know that I need to do for myself, for my skin, for my sleep and for my body. 

I'll let y'all know how this goes!

1 comment

  1. Props to you! I did that for about 6 months pre-wedding, and really did notice a difference. Plus it makes you really appreciate your wine on the weekends. You can do it!


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