Hello guys! As this is going to be my first post I feel like this needs some introduction. I am Lewey, and this blog is going to be my journal as I undertake the venture of REFRAINING FROM DRINKING COKE (AND OTHER SOFT BEVERAGES) FOR 30 DAYS (and hopefully even beyond that). Yes, you read that right. I am going to post updates here daily regarding my milestones, my achievements, and how it will generally feel as I transition from being a softdrink addict to a caffeine-free person (well, not really, as I am not ready to give up my coffee fetish just yet).
Now, why am I doing this? To what end? Is there something to be achieved out of this venture? Well, there is. Primarily, I’m doing this because this can possibly create tremendous changes in my life. Firstly, I have learned that just by giving up softdrinks, you’re going to lose a huge amount of weight in a month! That gave me a glimpse of hope right there. I am quite a busy person because of the jobs I have online, so I rarely have the time to go to the gym. I figured that if giving up on softdrinks can help me lose weight, this just might be the solution to my problem! While I am not horrendously obese, I am quite concerned with my physical shape and I intend to do something about it. And giving up on beverages is just one of the many steps I plan to take.
Second, I am a big fan of coffee, and I love my regular dose of caffeine. However, I fear that coupling it with softdrinks on a regular basis will lead to catastrophic consequences on my health, so I chose to let go of my coke addiction to keep my coffee fix.
Third, drinking coke regularly can take a toll on my finances to some extent, especially now that I’m trying to save for myself and for my family. With one less addiction out of the way, I can better prepare myself fiscally! This will also be a testament to my promise of becoming a more responsible person when it comes to spending money.
Lastly, I want to inspire everyone who’s also addicted to softdrinks, especially those who want to get out of it but just can’t. Hopefully, once they see the changes in a month or so they will become inspired to do the same and they will also start to take full control of their lives, not giving in to physical urges.
I’ve tried numerous times in the past to stop my drinking habit, but to no avail. I think the longest I’ve been coke-free was just five days, and for me, that’s just not enough to affect change.
It is my dream to live a life that is independent of coke, that whenever somebody offers me a glass of coke I can strongly refuse it, and that I will not be tempted to turn to it for satiation whenever I become thirsty or bored. I know that a lot of us aspire to this kind of life, and it is possible to achieve. As a 21-year-old, I will try to be an example to everyone struggling to make healthy changes in their lives.
I know it will be hard, and I know I’m going to be tempted to death along the way. But I shall try my very best, and I shall document my progress so that I will have a motivation to refrain from drinking. (By the way, this is not a novel idea. I also got inspired by a blogger who wrote about his weight problems and how he transformed his life by blogging about it.)
Here’s to me and to my journey of rejuvenation and self-discovery! I am excited to meet you at the end! :)