Yup, I jumped on the Dry January bandwagon and dragged my husband kicking and screaming on too. We also have a whole diet plan, water intake target and workout goal. New Year, New Me, and all that.
That’s right, we decided to make the worst month of the year even more painful. We committed to Dry January or Janopause or Drynuary waaaay back in December. We’ve never done it before because, well, we’re not masochists. But this year we (more like I) thought why not give it a try.
I understand why people take on the challenge. You eat and drink your way through December, by New Year’s Day feeling bloated with wine, cheese, charcuterie, and guilt, so you think abstinence for 31 days is the perfect antidote. A post-holiday cleanse! I’ll give my liver a much needed break. I’ll lose a few pounds. I’ll save a few bucks.
It’s day 20 for me of laying off the sauce. My husband has decided to personalize it, more of a “DryISH” January. He imbibes ONLY when he “needs a drink.” I believe he made it to day 7 but it was his birthday.
I can predict now that I’ll abstain for 31 days and lose 3 ounces. My husband is drinking when necessary and will lose 20 lbs. Am I salty about it, yes! #comingbackasaman
Apparently, you don’t have to be devoted to teetotaling for the entire month. Many of our friends are trying “Dryish” January. One is only drinking when out socially. Another is drinking once a week… weekends only… only beer…only Dry Martinis. Hey, whatever gets you through.
The campaign was officially started in 2013. The organization states on their website, “Dry January isn’t about giving anything up. It’s about getting something back. Get your fun back. Get your energy back. Get your calm back. Get your YOU back.”
“Get your fun back?” Nope. It is unfun. Heinken released this to try and make it more fun. It didn’t work.
February could not get here sooner, amirite?
Dry January… Sigh January…
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