Weekend update and Sober June

Hey! I hope you had a great weekend!

My sister came up and visited this weekend to celebrate her 24th birthday.

IMG_0141[1]We took her downtown and had her drink a few drinks, and we danced all night.   We also ate some ice cream cake in celebration because who doesn’t like ice cream cake, right?

One sort of not-so-fun thing came out of the weekend though.  A gnarly hangover.

Sober June

I’ve been playing with the idea of a sober [insert month here] ever since I ready Andy Cohen’s book, where he talks about his sober January.  A friend from school also mentioned a sober month, and it got me thinking. Part of me has wanted to do it just to see if I can.  But another part of me is/was a little nervous about social situations, and not drinking while my friends are off having fun.  Major FOMO moment I think.

But on the other hand, while drinking is fun (and we all know mama loves a good drink), its literally poison, and isn’t really doing me a whole lot of favors, ESPECIALLY considering this hangover that has be wanting to do NOTHING and be super unproductive.  It would be nice to wake up on a Sunday morning and not feel like shit, right?

I also was watching Love and Hip Hop (don’t judge) and the doctor at a rehab center said that if you can’t give up a substance for a year, that you should consider rehab yourself.

So I am embarking on a sober June.  I’m not going to be anti-social, and I’m going to continue socializing as I normally world, but instead of a beer, glass of wine, or vodka and soda (my favorite go-to), I’m going to reach for some water or so club soda.

I’m really interested to see how this endeavor affects my body, my energy levels, my skin, and see if I can do it.

QOTD

Have you ever been just sick of alcohol? 

Have you ever done a sober month?

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7 thoughts on “Weekend update and Sober June

  1. UGH I hate hangovers so so so much. I’ve gotten to the point where I have like 2 beers and somehow have a hangover the next day… so weird. I end up being the DD quite frequently for my bf and I so I’ve gotten pretty used to being sober while our friends are drinking and it’s not THAT bad. If it ever feels awkward I just remind myself how much I’ll love waking up feeling awesome in the morning instead of hungover 🙂

  2. Yep, I’ve done a sober month and a sober year. It’s not bad and you feel great, but it does make social situations awkward. I’m ready to go home at 9:00 and everyone else is just getting started. You can do it!

  3. Try being pregnant, it’s practically a sober year! 🙂

    When training for the Raleigh HIM last year, I wasn’t specifically “sober and not drinking” but I rarely drank. It wasn’t a big deal while out and I just ordered water instead. More calories to dedicate to a dessert!

    1. YESSSS! I am actually really excited about that. We are going to Stag’s Head on Friday and I am excited to not order a beer and get some seltzer and a cupcake instead!

  4. I’m doing a sober month now! It’s only tough I think if you’re around people who don’t respect your decision (or think you’re judging them…). I also really, really hate hangovers, so it’s an easy choice!

    1. I went out to a bottle shop last night, and it really wasn’t bad at all. Most people didn’t even realize I wasn’t drinking, which is how I’d like it. I don’t want to make some huge statement necessarily, it’s just something that I wanted to do for myself!

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