Sober October Draws to an End. Bring on Movember.

Sober October has drawn to an end. Will I celebrate by getting hammered? Probably not. But I’ll have a glass of wine.

As I said in this post, cutting out sugar and alcohol was relatively easy, especially in a partial lockdown. What I found difficult was to cut out caffeine. The first week was hell, the rest were far easier. I considered abandoning coffee for good, but that idea didn’t last very long. I love coffee. I love the ritual. I love the smell, the taste, the culture. As they say “you pick your vices”, and coffee is one I can live with. 

I may not be sticking with the coffee abstinence, but I will be sticking with the yoga. I’ve enjoyed my 30-day challenge so much more than I expected. I’ve learned a lot about my body, what yoga is, and what it isn’t. For the first time in my life, I’m confident to practice without the guidance of a video, which is an empowering feeling. Thank you, Yoga with Adriene!

Now that Sober October is over, I’ll be doing a new month-long challenge – Movember!

The idea behind Movember is to raise awareness of men’s health issues, focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health. It’s a very important cause, and should be a good laugh, as I have the beard-growing capabilities of a seven-year-old. 

So, you can look forward to photos of my upper lip for the next four weeks!

Ross 

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