2020 without doubt has been a very challenging year to say the least. With COVID 19 always hanging in the shadows of every corner of my life I now find myself stuck in a corner. Giving up a gym membership and eventually losing all interest in any type of exercise has given way to a man 20 lbs. heavier than he was back in the beginning of the pandemic. Exercise is the key ingredient to stabilization of my blood sugar as I have also noticed those numbers rising. My food choices have also been heading in the same direction as I find myself giving into foods I should not be eating. And then there are the addictions…
I remember myself as a “non drinker” for years. I started drinking again about 15 years ago as I would occasionally drink a beer or two on the weekends. Over this year I find myself drinking every night and sometimes more than a six pack.
I quit smoking back in 2013 and turned to vaping as an alternative. The original plan was to make the switch and slowly ween myself off of nicotine altogether. That hasn’t happened yet as I make it too easy to continue the addiction.
Coffee is another problem as I knock down two cups each morning. It never was a problem before for recently my body has been rejecting it in the form of gut issues. I have always loved to drink a cup of tea and can’t understand why I still have to have those two cups of coffee in the morning.
Most folks would say that these are not major problems as addictions of greater magnitude are swallowing up people, families and communities. But this is not about other’s, this is about me. As with just about any other major decisions I make in life I have learned to allow 30 days of deep thought and planning before diving in. This will bring me closer to New Years Day.