Saturday, October 31, 2015

monthly discipline: november

january: do things differently herehere and here.
february: just make it hereherehere and here.     
march: mostly vegan herehereherehere and here.
april: wake up before the sun five days a week here, here and here
may: exercise curiositherehere and here 
june: daily gratitude and generosity herehere and here
july: at least one mile a day here and here
august: beach body challenge here and here
september: lead with love and positivity hereherehere and here
october: vulnerability here and here

november: only water

for as long as i can remember, i have started my days with an iced chai latte. it's like a prerequisite to the day. halfway through the afternoon i drink a diet coke. with dinner i may have a glass of juice. later in the evening maybe some wine too. 

i don't drink enough water. 

when i get a facial, the esthetician usually informs me of my dry skin. i have heard functions such as brain activity, flexibility and circulation are impacted by hydration. it's time to focus on my water intake. 
strangely i drink water in bulk. after a strenuous jog i chug 1-2 water bottles. i don't sip it throughout the day. 
it's time to disarm these bad habits, cold turkey, by only allowing water in november. i am prepared for three days of headache. caffeine is a strong drug. 

there are a few special occasions this month where i will likely sip an alcoholic beverage or two. but i vow to mostly stick to water. i am excited to see and feel the benefits! 

as i finish this october 31st, i am enjoying my root beer float. every.last.drop. 

in other news, here are the latest happenings:

i won a bowling tournament, first place out of 26 women.
prize: black onyx cocktail ring seen below. score! 

bid farewell to one of the squad members.
for now.
we will see her again in 2015!

supported my charming nephews at a school fundraiser!

attended our 4th annual neighborhood Halloween party!
2012: little red riding hood and the wolf
2013: duck dynasty mr. & mrs.
2014: wonder woman and clark kent

2015: darth vader and princess leia

we spent halloween on the football field.
it's halloween at our house everyday (always happily handing out gum/candy to neighbor kiddos)
so we took the actual holiday off.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the post! Part of the excitement of a new month is, "Liz will have a new challenge that I can copy!" You always motivate and inspire me to challenge myself too. I will try to drink more water this month - thank you! Please don't think you MUST go through the caffeine withdrawal headache. (It's not fun!) If you cut the caffeine drinks in half (or dilute with half caffeine free versions etc) for a few days, and then in half again for the next couple of days, etc, you may be able to get away with no headache at all. And I like you so much that I don't want you to experience a 3 day headache! :-) BUt if anyone can go cold turkey, you could. Thanks for the November inspiration, and everything past, present, and future!

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