One of the reasons for which I moved to New York was the lifestyle I have observed here. I liked that so many people here work out, stay active and that people in their 40s and 50s look good (you can still get a six-pack in your forties, guys, not to mention your thirties, I’m just saying…). It took me some time to adjust to this, but I can proudly say I’m on the right path now. I have been exercising regularly for over a year (greetings to Polish trainer Ewa Chodakowska, whom I see regularly in my apartment here), I started to eat differently, and now – finally! – I completely changed my diet and I am even considering seeing a diet advisor who will help me eliminate things that are bad for me.
Last year I promised myself not to touch alcohol for 6 months, and I’m not saying it was easy (I dreamt of a cold beer in the summer!), but since I’m stubborn, I did it (with one exception on the day of my birthday). Suddenly it turned out that life with no alcohol is better than the life with it. After 6 months, I came back to 1-2 social drinks every 2 or 3 weeks. But now I decided to have one drink in every 2-3 months (if that much). I don’t need alcohol. If you love your life, you will be happy about everything all the time, and you will be able to dance for the entire party with no alcohol in your blood, even if the party takes place at noon. I have more energy to spare, I don’t waste time for hangovers, my body is changing and I can almost see that six-pack emerging!
Why am I writing about all this? Until now, I took care of myself to get self-confidence and to be attractive to myself and to all the guys around (with no exceptions allowed). And that’s exactly what happened: I gained a lot of self-confidence, even though that second desired element didn’t exactly come (my face still expressed my inner state and lots of guys were scared of me). But now I also know another reason for not drinking: I do it to save up energy I need to achieve great things. I won’t be helped in achieving them by alcohol, bad eating habits and lack of exercise.
If you wish to achieve something more in your life – change its quality. You will see how easy it will be to get up each morning and how you will tackle your everyday tasks. If it takes you an hour to pull yourself together each morning, you yawn in the afternoon and you are exhausted by the evening, that means your diet is just not right.
I am writing this post while sitting in my favorite coffee shop, drinking… green tea. For the first time ever, I got myself tea instead of coffee. Those who know me know what a giant step that is for me. Will I go off coffee completely? I will try; I believe I can do it. The things I am capable of and the things that tittle scared voice (itself addicted to coffee and everyday rut) in my head is telling me are two sets of completely different things. I decided to choose the first one, and tell that little voice to shut the fuck up once and for all.