Today’s @bublywater concoction:
Confession: Two weeks ago today, I decided to give up a bad habit that was created this Summer: a nightly glass of wine! It never ever ever had ANYTHING to do with the way it made me feel. Alcohol doesn’t affect me at all. I mean AT ALL. Unless... we are talking margaritas at El Rodeo. I am NOT one that condones drunkenness. You will never see me sipping on a drink on social media (it’s just a conviction of mine). But, I have been known to share a photo of a picture perfect pina colada or our home’s cocktail cart. Having a cocktail isn’t against my Faith. Drunkenness is. The “bad habit” that I am trying to stop has nothing to do with drunkenness. The truth is, I just enjoyed sipping on something other than water or coffee at the end of the day. Whether it’s ice cream, chips, or a cocktail, it doesn’t matter. It can all be abused and used improperly. Again, I didn’t feel that one glass of wine per night was wrong. I did however LOATH the way it transformed my body image and the REASON behind me turning away from it. 😖 Ewe!
This past Friday, I was in such a bad mood. I was annoyed and upset that it was FRIDAY and I couldn’t have either a class of wine or a sweet. However, I made a choice. I am going without all of it for AT LEAST 30 days BECAUSE a habit is formed in 30 days and this is a habit I want to break! I had to remind myself on Friday that true satisfaction is found in Christ, not wine or sweets. It was the weekend though. I wanted something tasty. Oh well... SACRIFICE and willpower and determination and drive do pay off. I don’t have 20 pounds to lose so the results of my hardwork will show up much slower from giving those things up. The good news is, there’s a difference in the way my clothes fit and the way I feel mentally about my body image from this detox far out weigh that one glass of wine per night. The Bible says, "To every thing there is a season...” That season was relaxing and fun, but it also wrecked havoac on my body. I know when enough is enough. These Bubly Waters have reallllly helped curb my desire for a sweet glass of wine. 🙏🏼 What is something you need to say goodbye to for a “time”?