So it’s no secret that I have been working on getting in to better shape, and in general, just trying to be healthier. So far, I’ve made ok progress. My main issue whenever I try this, and I have tried several times to get into better shape, but my main issue is that I lack motivation. And without motivation, staying on the path is hard. It’s hard as hell.
Well, AC gave me a challenge last night. The challenge was not to have any Dr. Pepper for 24 hours. Now, I drink far too much soda. Hell, my day starts with a Dr. Pepper, but today, today started out with orange juice. And all I had to drink the rest of the day was water, and with dinner I had some tea.
Now, throughout the day, I pass 2 vending machines a lot, and it would have been very easy to cheat, and get a Mr. Pibb, since it is technically not a Dr. Pepper. But that is defeating the purpose. The challenge was no Dr. Pepper, but that easily means no soda at all. And trust me, it wore me out. Around 11 my head was hurting and I had this odd feeling in my stomach. It was not hunger, it was my body fighting me for not giving it a Dr. Pepper.
At the end of the day, I did not give in to temptation. It is currently 9:15 p.m., and I have had no soda at all today. I don’t feel very good right now, but hey, that is just my body going through withdrawal symptoms since it has had no Dr. Pepper today. Giving something up that you love is hard, it’s hard as hell, but for those of you who know me, and I mean really know me, know what I recently gave up, and you know that it was worth it. And as much as I love what I gave up, I gave it up, I don’t regret it, and if I had to do it over for those same reasons, I’d do it again in a heartbeat.
So Dr. Pepper should be a damn cake walk. I’ll just be glad when my body is done fighting me. I will not lose this fight to some damn urges for that sweet delicious Dr. Pepper.