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Home-4 - 30daynoalcoholchallenge.comClick Image To Visit SiteHe had a few drinks when celebrating birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and watching football games.

He looked back on photos from a couple of years earlier, and noticed how thinner his face appeared back then.

I was at the South by Southwest festival and was feeling particularly sluggish after another night of drinking.

I decided then and there to see if I could go 30 days alcohol-free. It was simply a personal bet with myself to test my self-discipline. I didn’t plan to go more than 30 days. But I eventually would.

The first two weeks were hard. I went out with friends and ordered water or diet coke and they’d give me a hard time. “You’re un-Australian!” they’d say to me.

I had more money in the bank balance, my skin looked considerably better and I actually enjoyed getting out of bed early morning to exercise.

So I said to myself, “Bugger it. I feel great. I’ll just keep going and see how far I can go.” Little did I know just how far I would go.

After 60 days, I craved a cold beer. Or a red wine. Or a Bombay Sapphire gin and tonic with a dash of lime.

When it was hot outside, I started dreaming, “I would smash an ice cold beer right now!” But I breathed deeply, downed a diet coke or water and the feeling passed.

After three months, I felt terrific. I’d dropped a few more pounds of fat and was starting to put on some lean muscle in the gym. People were complimenting me on how good I looked.

I also realized that despite not drinking, I was still managing to have wildly entertaining nights out – even with my drunken friends slurring their… Read more…

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