A Birthday Resolution

I started Chit Chat Jonny a few years ago to record and track my progress on a New Year’s resolution. Once the year was over, I focused my attention on other projects. I’ve returned this year to track the progress of a Birthday Resolution I made earlier this week. I challenged myself to only drink 31 days during my 31st year in this life. So from December 9, 2014 to December 9, 2015, I will only allow myself 31 days to drink. So if I pick up a glass of wine for dinner, that’s one of my days. If I go out to the club at 10 o’clock at night and stay out drinking past midnight, I’ve rolled over into two days.

All of my friends think I’m crazy or that I’ll only end up binge drinking on those days. But I’ve already cut back a lot over the past couple of years because of my acid reflux, so I think I can do it. I feel as if this will be an exciting and healthy challenge. One step closer to a better lifestyle. And this blog will help me reflect upon my progress. I’ll record before, after and maybe even during my 31 Days.

I told my friend Morgan about it and she really liked the idea, so she has agreed to do it with me! But she gets 32 days until December 9, 2015 because she’s 32 years of age. I’m holding her accountable because we shook on it!

So my first night of drinking was of course at Beauty Bar Chicago for my birthday celebration, and the next morning at work I felt dehydrated and sluggish. My acid made it difficult to eat anything but if I don’t eat breakfast I get hangry. And I had maybe 4 drinks the night before. So already this is proving to be worth it because of the hope to feel healthier.

But then of course we had a celebration at work for our new board members the very next day and the wine was flowing and so tempting! And FREE! How do you say no to that? With extreme difficulty, but I did it!

Will I be able to spread out the remaining 30 days appropriately? We shall see!



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