I Know What Needs To Be Done – Can I Do It?

DisciplineI’ve been saying it literally for years. I know what needs to be done. The question is, can I do it?

I was an athlete for nearly all of my life until I was in my mid twenties. Stop swimming eight miles a day, start drinking eight beers a day… you do the math.

I was an athlete. And a pretty good one. I had the drive and the desire to win. I knew what it took to be the best I could be in the pool and on the tennis court. And I know it now too. But I’m scared.

I need to quit drinking. Or at the very least, cut WAY back.

But can I do that?

I’m not scared because I think I’m an alcoholic… far from it. I’m scared because I enjoy beers with buddies. I enjoy getting away from the hustle and bustle from every day life. As I type this I realize how silly that sounds. I’ve got a nearly perfect life. What the hell am I trying to get away from?

WrestleMania is coming up in 37 days. Matt will be in town and I know we’ll be drinking. Can I go until then without a drink? Can I go 37 days? I’m sure I can, but do I have the DISCIPLINE to do that? If I’m being honest, I don’t think so.

I know there are a couple of times between now and then that I’ll most likely have a drink. Happy hour on a weekly basis for starters. So how do I handle this? Do I not go? Go I go and not drink? Or do I go an instead of having my typical 3 or 4 beers and a shot, just have maybe 1 or 2 beers?

When I couple this drinking cut back / out with better eating, no fast food and perhaps some exercise, I’m bound to lose a ton of weight… in spite of myself.

I know what needs to be done… but do I have the discipline?

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