I gave up drinking last October , and although I never was a particularly heavy drinker , I felt that giving up would save me a few quid each week . It is now at the stage where I am already feeling the health benefits of not drinking - I lost a stone in my first month after giving up , and that has given me motivation. I thought it would be difficult to keep it up when out with friends , but now I stick to a mix of Red Bull and Irn Bru and that keeps me going.
The funny thing is , now that I've stopped drinking , I look at drinking from a sober viewpoint and often wonder why I started that bad habit in the first place.
Good luck to all of you who are trying to give up and hope you all succeed
Just joined this forum . I used to be a regular runner , but gave up about 5 years ago due a knee and ankle injury . As a result I put on a few stone pretty quickly , but as I stopped drinking in October last year I'm now trying to get back in shape . I went out on my first run in 5 years today , but got tired real quick so I'll be taking it easy over the next few weeks i guess.