A good friend of mine bet me that I couldn't go a month without drinking any alcohol. I got it down to 23 day's because that's when my 4th of July vacation starts. Pathetically if completed it would most likely be the longest time I've gone without drinking in almost a decade. It kind of sucks being in the middle of the summer and all but I feel this is a great oppertunity to find some self control, do other things and really take my training up a notch. Today was the completion of day three. Friday the 26th here I come.
if you can't go 23 days without drinking then I feel sorry for you
Last edited by ncsuLuke; 06-07-2009 at 07:43 AM.
best of luck.
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^ no, that is DEFINITELY something for somebody that doesn't drink a lot. Get out of your own narrow perspective.
If you think 23 days without drinking sounds like a serious challenge, you should find out if there is alcoholism or addiction in your family.
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Also to everyone. It's not like I drink and get sloshed every time I drink. I have many friends that drink socially. I'm 22, in great shape and have a great career. It's also not like I have made a commitment to go without alcohol for a certain time period before. It just so happens that I have drink more than every 23 day's. Great feedback guys! insert sarcasm.
Last edited by The Bran Man; 06-07-2009 at 10:00 PM.
18 to go
Yeah, how dare other forum members comment about the fact that you have a very real problem that you don't even recognize. How dare they do this after you freely explain the situation on a public messageboard. A messageboard designed to create opportunity for others to express their opinions. And especially how dare they offer good advice on how to fix this problem for yourself.
23 y/o, 170 lbs
Do you understand that the second you
look in the mirror and you're happy with
what you see, baby, you just
lost the battle!
Good on ya brother. I went a long while last year without drinking because of a bad experience (about 6 months). I felt great, and I made some awesome gains. I started drinking again, but i've kept it in moderation. I feel better than ever now. I'll still go out and get hammered though for my buddies birthdays and ****, but I definitly dont drink like I used to.
Good luck man. Let us know how your training reacts, and how you feel.
I don't see how this will be very hard for ya Bran Man! Make it no drinking for 23 days but on the last day you must polish a 26er of Baileys in 1 hour.
I'm very excited about what results I will yield without better sleep, diet and just overall better health. That's really what this post was about. It was about how excited I was to be getting my **** together a little more and making even better gains that I already have. I understand that I drink often but in all honesty most people around me my age do the same if not worse.
I think there's a difference between getting hammered 2-3 times a week and having a couple of beers 2-3 times a week.
Sounds like you do the latter mate so it's not as much of an issue as some people are making out. I like to have the odd beer now and again and will go out and get smashed once or twice a month for birthdays or if I go to the football or summet. Nowt wrong with it.
Good luck with it anyway mate I'm sure you'll notice some positive effects from not drinking.
I can't remember the last time I had a drink. 23 days without drining should be easy. If it's not, you might have a problem.
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Gym PRs: Squat:635 Bench:560 Deadlift:495
Meet PRs: Squat:575 Bench:520 Deadlift:510 Total: 1605@220
Bran Man, good luck with your bet. I did the same thing when I was 22 and it wasn't that bad. Sucks when you go out and your friends have a few and you can't. Doesn't suck that you don't have a drink, just that you know you can't.