Normally my colleague and I will have a pre-dinner cocktail, share a bottle of wine over dinner and maybe have a digestif too. That’s a lot of unnecessary calories, but also means that I won’t feel like getting up to exercise in the morning.
On Wednesday I woke up feeling fresh from having not had a drink the night before and had time to do 10 rounds of sun salutations before work.
At the end of the day I was going to go to the gym to do cross training but had to have a ‘drink’ and catch up with a customer. I only had a tonic water, no alcohol. A real change from normal, and it continued throughout dinner where I just had water.
One noticeable difference was that after a full day of training I was tired and normally having a few drinks over dinner will get me through the evening, but without it I just felt really sleepy.
I went to bed early and spent 20 minute practicing Yin before bed.
The plus side is that this no drinking thing allowed me to exercise when I normally wouldn’t have, making the hours in the day more accessible. It’s just a matter of priorities.