Monday, March 25, 2013

Seder dinner, no wine, predicting another healthy week!

As I promised on my last few posts, I didn't have a drink on Sunday! I had my party on Saturday and normally that would spill over into Sunday. But not this weekend. I knew my body would recover better and feel better faster if I abstained yesterday, so I did.

And it was a challenge, since I went over to one of my friends house's for Seder dinner (I am not Jewish, but every year they have a friend Seder for everyone, even the non-Jewish of us, which is nice! I really like seeing the traditions I had never seen before).

And at Seder, well... there is a lot of drinking! It is part of the ritual, you say some things, drink wine, dunk some herbs in salt water, drink wine, etc, etc.

I had water all night, and put a splash of grape juice in it to turn it red ;)

It's a big change for me from the past few months. I've drank a lot in the past few months, most likely as a coping mechanism. But I've broken through that and really enjoyed treating my body well yesterday. I can have fun with my friends and laugh and all that fun stuff without a glass of wine.

I got an amazing night of sleep last night (had to break down and take a sleep aid because the past four or five nights, I wake up in the early hours of the morning or super late at night and can't get back to sleep). I feel great today as a result!

Already got in the dog's walk and had a great egg scramble with ALL THE VEGGIES (spinach, mushrooms, onions, peppers, and tomatoes) and am about to do a little yoga routine before getting to work on my class lectures.

Hope this is another great start to another healthy week.

I am a firm believer in the idea that past behavior predict future behavior. So one healthy day indicates that I will have another healthy day... one healthy week behind me predicts the next week will be healthy. A month means another month. Soon, that will turn into a year or years that predict the rest of my life will be right on track :D

Namaste, friends!

1 comment:

  1. Good for you! It does feel so good to pass on the wine, doesn't it. I agree that building a healthy life is like weaving daily threads that make a beautiful tapestry!