I’m not much for marking personal fitness milestones.
Okay … I’m not much for having personal fitness milestones.
Still, a few exist.
I have been soda-less for six years.
If you’re curious about the back-story, I wrote about it at the time: Liquid Pro Quo.
I rarely miss it.
Six years later, that’s still the biggest surprise.
Despite spending decades swilling carbonated sugar water, I managed to drop the habit like a hot slippery thing. Then, having let go, I wondered why I ever wanted to pick it up in the first place. I mean, look at it. All hot. And slippery.
My daily routine hasn’t change much since that first experimental week six years ago. I now buy caffeine pills in bulk online and drink tap water from a refillable stainless steel bottle. My body, wallet, and recycling bin remain grateful.
As for rum-and-Coke … just the thought of drinking that again makes me feel a little sick inside. (Who needs it when there is so much good whisky to drink neat? Not I.)