What in the world was I thinking when I said I would not consume alcohol for a whole entire year???
Now don’t get me wrong, I understand that I desire to be in alignment and only entertain that which serves and honors me, but perhaps I went off the deep end with this one. An entire year without any libations in Hollywood, the land where alcohol flows like running water and most of the time it’s free?
Alcohol and hard liquor is poison I get it, but even Jesus turned water into wine, so can I at least have a glass of that!? I mean isn’t life all about balance and moderation? Holiday season is here and I cannot believe I am going to miss out on my Hennesy and Egg Nog or my coffee, Khalua and Bailey’s.
These are just a few of the thoughts that I have been battling with this week. Luckily, I can laugh at them now because I overcame those thoughts and am fully committed to the sacrifice that I am making for my mind, body and spirit 1000%. I can chuckle at these sentiments now because I know that was the angel of defeat on my left shoulder trying to slick talk me and negotiate me out of the blessing that I know will come from me loving myself and putting my health first. Period. End of story.
Once you put an intention out in the universe, it never comes back void. I said that I wanted to stop drinking for a year and since then I met a young man at Runyon who has not had a drink for four years and he was so motivational and encouraging. His testimony blew my mind and was right on time. I also got reconnected with my good friend and body sculptor, Shaun. And not only is he working me out, but he is also going to share his knowledge about nutrition and exercise on the Heart of Cool platform so that health and fitness can be accessible online around the world.
It definitely takes a hell of a lot of discipline to embark upon this journey I am embarking upon but what makes it all the more worth while is every time that I say no thank you to a drink, I feel empowered and more in control. And that is priceless.