My hubby and I packed up our apartment, stocked our caravan and left home on last to travel in our caravan - first trip is over 4000 km.
It’s been a week of learning - and I’m sure there will be lots, lots more.
One thing I know for sure on this adventure I want to remember it all and not spend days with a hangover.
Sunday for my hubby & I has always been have a drink day.
And One thing I decided I wanted to do before I left was to stop drinking alcohol.
I love my beer and a wine, don’t get me wrong but I was drinking way to much.
Alcohol can increase levels of estrogen and other hormones associated with hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer. So as I am endeavouring to do everything possible to look after me i decided to make another huge change and stop drinking.
I struggle in my head with wanting to enjoy life and this for me includes drinking alcohol but I also want more to be healthy and live a long life. I also am over feeling hungover and missing so much of the following day after a drink.
If I could have just one or two a couple of days a week that would be ok in my head, but often once I start, I find a bottle of wine is gone before I know it.
The culture in Australia and maybe all countries is a holiday means more drinking.
Hence I don’t want to drink more when I’m going to be travelling more.
I have been going great without it since New Years Day but have had a couple of beers this week.
So here I am on our first Sunday of our adventure, in a beautiful coastal town in South Australia having a non alcoholic beer.
And feeling good about it.
I know for sure I’ll feel good about it tomorrow when I wake up and can go for an early morning walk.
Does anyone else feel this way?