Happy (a) new year
It had been clear to me for a while that I would participate in Dry January again in January. I had already registered when the question for bloggers and vloggers from IkPas came up on Facebook. Because, as can be read in my introduction (see below), it failed miserably last year, I knew immediately! This is my big stick, I give up! And tadaaa, here it is; my first blog.
So good intentions and I'll start with that right away. I drag myself and my drowsy head out of bed, take 3 steps, switch on the coffee maker and climb back into bed. Yes, you read that right, I actually have a coffee maker next to my bed. After 2 minutes I climb out of bed again to crawl back into bed in a few steps, but now with coffee. Boot problems. Not unknown to me after a nice evening drinking wine. After 1 hour and 3 coffees later I am finally standing next to my bed and a few hours later, in which I watch TV and nothing else comes out of my hands, I put on my clothes. I remember my appointment with myself. I'm going for a walk! Point. I take sandwiches, put water in my backpack and throw my camera around my neck. I drive to a beautiful nature reserve and take a walk in a watery but lovely sun. I take more pictures, spot birds and most of all I enjoy the fresh air. When I drive back I yawn my jaw wider than wide and have tears in my eyes, how tired I am!! But I'm so glad I went, because I had never experienced all the beautiful things I've seen from my couch…
This is me. Tessa, 47, happy single, hiking enthusiast, Texel fan, interior consultant at a large furniture boulevard in Wolvega and fond of dry white wine (preferably with an ice cube). And even though my body is increasingly protesting against alcohol, I still regularly grab that glass of wine. Especially after a busy day at work, when I'm tired or when I'm looking for fun, I know where to find my wine. I regularly agree with myself not to drink or to drink less. Sometimes this is more successful than other times. Two years ago I participated in Dry January for the first time. A very successful break. Still, sometime in March, during a wedding, I went for the ax again. I stood again with a white wine in my hand. Last year I tried again not to drink alcohol for a month. This time I failed miserably. Corona, more need for fun, a relationship that has just ended and many other excuses.
I notice as I get older, that my body can handle the alcohol less and less. So, after a call from IkPas on Facebook, I accept the challenge. I do this for myself, for my body, for a better night's sleep… By blogging once a week and sharing my experiences with everyone, I hope it will be just as successful as it was 2 years ago. Because that feeling of fitness, those few lost kilos and the feeling of rest is a great desire of my aging and somewhat sick body (fibromylagia).