Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Beat My Demons

I beat my demons today.

Was driving back from an errand, and was suddenly struck by the urge for a glass of wine and a cigarette. The liquor store was right there... I only had to turn my steering wheel. I knew it was just residual desire from Labor Day weekend, but the urge was really there.

Just a glass or two, I thought to myself. And one or two cigarettes. Just to take off the edge.

It was dangerous thinking. The type of dangerous thinking that leads to dangerous behavior.

Anyway, to beat my craving, I imagined myself running through the neighborhood in a tight shirt that showed off my flat abs.

"You won't get a body like that if you keep drinking and smoking," I said to myself. "You can be fanatical about fitness or you can be passionate about partying... but you can't be both! You have to make a decision. Is an evening of wine and cigarettes really worth your health?"

So I kept on driving past the liquor store. Then I came home and made myself some healthy food!


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Jake Silver said...

awesome! I have recently had some victories myself...

Fatinah said...

wow. I'm very impressed with your resolve. I know from experience that that was not an easy choice to make. Way to go! You're on your way to that tight shirt showing off your flat abs......YAY!!!

Tiffany said...

Good for you! It is hard to cut out drinking (sorry I don't know about the smoking part.) I started first by cutting down - instead of two drinks every night after work I started with 2 drinks every other night.

Cory said...

WOOHOO! Congratulations! That is a great accomplishment!