A few years ago if you had asked me what my weekend plans were, the answer was some variety of drinking.
It’s so easy to go out and drink.
It takes very little thought, it’s fun, almost anyone can do it.
The problem for me was that drinking and the behaviors that came with drinking (mainly recklessness and unrestricting my eating) were in direct opposition to my health and fitness goals.
It usually went something like this:
Drink -> get banged up tripping or bumping into things -> eat lots of greasy food -> get poor sleep -> lie around dehydrated and sore -> eat more garbage food to recover -> less likely to train
Fitness is simple but not easy.
You know what you have to do:
Don’t eat a lot of horrible food
Get quality sleep
For me, drinking made those things impossible and actively worked against my progress
Stopping was really hard and it took a lot of discipline in the beginning.
But, overtime, my habit was slowly replaced by other habits – photography, reading, more exercise etc
This isn’t a problem for everyone but if you think you’d benefit, you don’t have to quit forever. Try a week or a month and see how you feel.
Hope this helps 🙂