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  • Writer's pictureBrooke Budke

I quit drinking for 100 days—here's what happened...

Updated: Sep 19, 2020

1 new habit for 100 days. 2020 is only 98 days from today and I challenge you to commit to one positive habit for 100 days. This single commitment will set you up for the New Year in the most powerful way possible.

This Monday, I shared a challenge on Instagram that is taking off! People were shocked to realize there are only 100 days left in 2019. Every year for my birthday I commit to new thinking, new behavior and new growth. This year, I decided to end the year as the healthiest version of me from the inside out.

While I love a great glass of champagne on the weekends or summertime Tito’s and soda, I also do not need it to be happy. I certainly don’t need it to be healthy. So, on September 4th I said bye bye to alcohol for 100 days. Here’s what happened:

  • Removing alcohol during the week was easier for me than I thought

  • Keeping my commitment through my first weekend while attending a killer dinner party and a charity event was tough, but I made it through with club soda and lime

  • The following week I coasted through with my pride and stamina after completing the first successful weekend

  • I began searching for what I could add into my diet for fuel and restoration

  • After seven days my brain and cognitive function was off the charts fast. I felt like I was highly caffeinated, even though I don’t currently drink caffeine.

  • I want to add in daily wheatgrass shots, yet the only place I can find it fresh is very out of the way from my daily path

  • Instead I am trying daily turmeric shots and fresh juice for a month to see what it does for my energy, inflammation and skin

  • I also restarted my hot lemon water first thing in the morning on an empty stomach to cleanse your liver and boost metabolism

  • Tray got me the new Gisele book and she wrote about her morning routine. She does oil pulling every morning, so guess what I added into my daily routine?! I actually think it’s whitening my teeth and cleaning them, along with the other benefits.

  • We had a work trip to Nashville, the city of parties and country music. I stayed strong and worked out at TITLE Nash the whole time, which made me significantly more happy.

Since I started this on September 4, instead of September 23, I'll have an extra 19 days to my 100 Day Challenge, and I couldn't be happier about it. I loved reading what everyone else is committed to for their 100 day challenges: working out 20 mins a day every day, going for a walk, giving compliments, launching a boutique, learning something new every day, studying for a certification, and the list goes on.

What can you do to make yourself better for 100 days straight? Pick one thing, one simple habit that you know you feel better when you do this every day, and make a plan to do it every day for 100 days. Sounds simple. The challenge is always consistency and stamina when your brain tells you "oh just do it tomorrow", you must override that thought with "I'm doing this for me" and make it happen. This is your life. It's either happening to you or for you. The choice is yours!


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