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2 months Dave, 2 months

In this post I’ve decide to take a harder, more blunt way of telling the truth about the past tow months while taking part in my 2011 challenge, Project 10.

Firstly, I’ve received a lot of “flak” over the past few weeks regarding one of the biggest changes I have made since starting my Project, that of a ‘no-booze’ policy and I’m writing once again to defend it. Do yourself a favour and work out what you spent this weekend on ‘entertainment’, aka ‘the drink’ – okay, got it? Now, let me let you in on a little secret…I spent less than R100 on ‘entertainment’ this weekend. I know…you hate me right? Good. Well, then that settles it; haters will be haters. But seriously, couldn’t you do with an extra R900 going into this week? And I round it off to R1000 because that used to be an average Friday night for me, way back when.

2 months later...that's some freaky sheeet!

Secondly, I can guarantee you that I would not be having the success in the losing the amount of weight I have already without giving it up. I feel healthy and maybe it’s a mindset, but being sober really doesn’t suck that much! So, maybe I’m struggling a little with handling a social scene…okay…let me rephrase, I’m avoiding it entirely. Not because I don’t want to see people, but more so that handling people when they are getting ‘festive’ is not exactly my cup of tea.

Granted some of my friends are ridiculously funny after a couple and most of them are genius after too much, but it’s the ‘acquaintances’ that I struggle to give the time of day to when they’re continuously grabbing my wrist to tell me, “Oh my word dude, you have to hear this…it’s like…and it’s like…” all the while spilling their lubrication of choice on my shoes or attire for the evening – yeah – them.

Was I that guy?

Never Enough...

It horrifies me to think I was…*shivers*

So, let’s do stats…to date:

I have lost 6.5-7kgs
I’ve completely changed my eating habits.
Zero carbonated drinks.
No booze.
No fast food.

I know, right? Not bad and I have yet to start exercising. It’s been tough and now a new set of motivation needs to kick into high gear and get myself on the road.

3 words: Bare-Foot-Running.

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10 comments on “2 months Dave, 2 months

  1. Zane Dickens
    September 28, 2011

    Did you ever get the Vibrams? I’m planning on doing half-marathon in the next few weeks and wondering if I should pony up and get a pair.

    • Dave
      September 28, 2011

      Nah man, never managed to grab a pair…have got Puma’s coming out of my ears so doing okay with those for now. Really need to get into a proper routine to truly see the benefits of running.

      I think BFR would be best though, keen to see what difference the barefoot makes to the molding of the lower-half. Also, it wouldn’t hurt losing this gut…I call him “Jim”…or “Gym”…depending on how irritated I feel with myself on any given day.

      • Zane Dickens
        September 28, 2011

        Yeah I’ve always run in very minimal shoes – I have collapsed arches so most running shoes kill me.

        I reckon I’ll get a pair – looking at these bad mofo’s
        http://www.theoriginalminimalistshoes.co.za/products/komodo-sport.html

        Lol at the Jim – I used to call my double chin Jimmy. Banished him good and proper.

        [Getting back to work now… the guild is mounting 😉 ]

      • Dave
        September 28, 2011

        Oooooooh…those are sick!

        Thanks for the link bud! Really need to get self-motivated again! Thanks for the encouragement and the posts man…always appreciate you coming by!

  2. lexamantis
    March 8, 2011

    Perhaps you should meet more people that enjoy a good cup of tea <—-see what I did there?

    Keep going hun! SO worth it!! x x x

    • Dave
      March 8, 2011

      Haha…thank you luv! And thank you for the comment!

  3. Jade
    March 7, 2011

    Dude, nice one!
    I was at Ramfest this weekend and managed to get/be drunk way less than I usually would have at a festival and it was actually pretty rad.

    My boyfriend just recently spent the whole of February not drinking booze and carbonated drinks and he loved it.

    Hope the rest of your journey goes well!!
    Jade aka @PuddleJumpBoots

    • Dave
      March 8, 2011

      Hey Jade, thanks for that luv!

      Glad to hear you at least had a good time! Thanks for the kudos!

  4. Zane Dickens
    March 7, 2011

    Try those frog shoes http://www.vibramfivefingers.com/barefoot-sports/
    and protect your tootsies.

    Keep up the good work running man.

    • Dave
      March 8, 2011

      Dude…those were the plan all along! FTW!

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