Hello, Welcome to my blog.

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This is me, Kyle from Bristol.

I’ve recently, and somewhat out of the blue decided that i’m fed up with drinking and doing the twice a week binge session, and think it will be a great challenge to myself to stop drinking for a minimum term of 3 months.

I’m by no means a heavy drinker, however i go to ‘Football on a Saturday and usually consume somewhere between 8-12 Pints throughout the day and night, and the standard meet up with mates in the week for a few beers.

My main aim through all of this is just to document how i feel during different situations, my last drink was Tuesday 15th of this month. I have already been to Bristol City(football) yesterday, however i lied and said to my mates that i was working until an hour before the game and would have to drive to the match and therefore not be able to drink.

The toughest thing of this challenge is going to be social situations, i don’t want to shy away from these, i would love to let my mates know what i am planning, however i’m not sure how they would respond to want i want to achieve, all we ever do when we meet up is drink, therefore i’m not sure of they would react to a sober person out..

I’m also a Dad to a 18month old little boy. i feel guilty when i’m hungover, i also am into my fitness so from tomorrow i will be starting a new fitness plan, consisting of a monthly gym and nutrition plan. By the end of the 3 months , i wish to be clean of booze and in the best shape of my life.


Not sure who’s on here, or if anyone see’s this, but i hope people of the similar interests, gym, health and fitness, or people who are also going booze free, can give me some pointers and support along the way.


Thank you.


21 thoughts on “Hello, Welcome to my blog.

  1. I live between Scotland and the US in Florida. Distract yourself from Bristol and head up to the West highlands in Scotland when it warms up. Climb some monroes, and visit some castles. Partake of a different existence, even if just for a few days. Loved Bristol when I saw it! Oh yeah, and take the train to Glasgow Central, then the train to Gourock, then the Ferry to Kilcreggan…spend your newfound extra money on a first class ticket experience. Glasgow is awesome!


  2. I gave up drinking for the year but most of my friends and dates have been fine with it. Stay strong even if they don’t tempt you it is so difficult not to drink when everyone else is. Also if you go up to the bar and order away from your friends you can get a non-alcoholic drink that looks alcoholic so they won’t bother you at first.


    1. Sounds like a good plan! It’s crazy that we have to be so self conscious about not drinking but i suppose it’s just built into us. I’ve been two weeks today but to be honest I haven’t put myself in a normal drinking situation, so I’m not really challenging myself and saying to my friends I’m going sober! It will come though! Wish you all the best 🙂


  3. Good on you. Do it for the little one too! Your mates will come round – eventually & if they don’t well maybe you’ll make some need ones who help you grow into the person you want to be?
    If you want any advice on the fitness/health side, give me a shout. New to the blogging side & don’t have an awful lot of time, but have got my PT & nutrition qualifications & do some performance/life coaching on the side. All the best with the drink; you’ll feel better each week!


  4. Hey Kyle,
    I think it’s great what you’re doing! I’m sure you’ll feel a difference in your body and sould from not drining alcohol and working out. Be patient though. It must be tough not being able to talk to your friends about it. Give them a chance though. If they’re real friends they want to to be healthy and will support you in any way they can. And if they don’t, well…then you might want to consider some new friends. What always helped me a lot was going to parties / meetups by car. Most people understand and support the “Don’t drink and drive”-motto. However, I’m wishing you all the best on your journey!
    I am currently also going through a phase were I want to become fitter. If you’d like to see how I’m doing, check out my blog: msmalvina.wordpress.com


    1. Thanks for your comments Malvina,
      You’re definitely right, my friends just surround everything with booze and always have done, I have a little boy now which has meant be doing others things when they’re out 3/4 nights a week drinking anyway, but soon enough I’ll be in a situation where should be drinking in their eyes.
      2 weeks in, I’m already enjoying just waking up early with no hangovers, feeling like shit.
      Sure it will continue.
      Good luck in your goals, will follow your blog 🙂 I’m on Instagram as vintageeuropebikes if you want to connect on there too.


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