No Booze. No problem!

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Happy 2019, RCB fam! Today is the first full day of our No Booze Challenge! If you haven’t signed up yet, get your name on the white board ASAP. It’s the beginning of the year, and for most people motivation is HIGH. Let’s take advantage of it.

Our challenge runs until February 14th. The rules are simple - no alcohol! We’re working on the honor system, so be sure to hold yourself *and* your gym friends accountable. If you slip up, take your penalty (hint - burpees will be involved), write your time up on the board, and then get back on it. With The Open quickly approaching, this is a great time to make sure our health is dialed in.

Socializing & drinking are pretty synonymous in this town of 1,000,000 breweries. Want some tips for going out and not drinking? Here’s what I would do:

🔹 keep something in your hand. Think sparkling water, kombucha, or club soda. Or ask for a cocktail without the alcohol.

🔹 ask the bartender to make it look like a cocktail - put it in a cocktail glass, throw in a lime, etc.

🔹 be confident in your decision. Peer pressure is a real thing, but if you’re confident in your “why”, it makes it easier to fend off the offers for free drinks or sips of friends’ drinks.

🔹 offer to be designated driver! You’ll save your friends from dishing out $$$ on Lyft rides and keep yourself accountable. Win-win.

If you know going out will be too tempting, skip it completely. Invite friends over for a (sober) game night, go for a hike, have a movie date, find ways to stay out of the breweries and bars. You can do this, and I promise you will feel so much better. Not to mention, your bank account will be much happier too.