Many of you who read my blog know that I’ve been working out for the past four months with a personal trainer. No, I’m not all thin and buff, but I can still kick your ass (kidding!). Anyway, Pavel, my Czech trainer challenged me the first week to give up some of my bad habits. The first thing he wanted me to give up was Diet Coke. I seriously thought the man was insane. Here I was, a two can a day drinker for about 20 years, and this guy wants me quitting cold turkey?! Not only that, he wanted me to give it up for three months?! About two weeks later, I did it. I completely gave up Diet Coke (and all carbonated beverages, well except beer). Two months later, I informed him that I hadn’t had a Diet Coke in two months so he should be proud of me. He was, then declared he should make the challenge harder. I should give up something else for one month. At the end of that time, he would reward me with a new iPod Nano with video. Hmmm, compelling, but what to give up? I chose one of my favorite things: sweets. The challenge started on November 19th which meant that I would go through Thanksgiving and most of my holiday parties without any kind of sweets. Let me tell you, it was hard but after a while I just didn’t have the desire to eat them. This last Wednesday, December 19, I won my challenge and today I got my iPod! It’s so cute and cool! Pavel wanted me to continue through Christmas but I said I deserved a little goodie or two during Christmas.
Now that I know I can do it, I want to keep it up. I don’t plan to return to drinking Diet Coke and I’m going to be really careful about the sweets and desserts. Thank goodness he didn’t want me to give up alcohol! I’d have never made it!