Hello Rain……..it is clearly Spring. It has rained 3-4 inches in the past two days here in the Bluegrass. I am over it. This past weekend the weather was amazing! I loved every second of it and now it has done nothing but rain, rain, rain. So in honor of this crappy weather I have read…a lot. Actually I read the book The Drunk Diet: How I lost 40 Pounds…Wasted by Luc Carl.
Here is a brief description:
This is the story of how one chain-smoking, cheeseburger-eating, hard-partying Rock ‘N Roller—a self-proclaimed “out-of-shape, bloated asshole”—grew into an avid runner and cyclist and, ultimately, a happier version of himself. He will be the first to tell you: If he could do it, so can you
My sister had picked this book up a while back and read it, so I grabbed it this week and thought it would be a fun book to read. I was right! I really enjoyed it. I love reading fitness and nutrition books and I like my beer so this book fit me great. HA! Actually, I loved reading about his struggle with the party scene vs the fitness scene. I can certainly understand that struggle. When I did a couple of triathlons years back, I was still drinking quite a bit, closing down some local bars and loving being in my 20’s! I certainly wasn’t ready to turn over the leaf to “all health, all the time” I was more of the “lets go bike 30 miles, then go drink a bucket of beer at my favorite bar” kind of gal. Ok, I lie.. I was more of the “Oh, you would rather skip the biking and go straight to the bar?? Works for me!” kinda gal. Of course as I have gotten older that has slowed down tremendously. I no longer want to be out drinking till all hours of the night, I no longer care to spend my money paying the light bill at a bar because I am in there three to four nights a week. Those days are over. I am too old, I seriously can’t hang and I have no desire too. So I thought this book was great. It really showed Luc’s transformation and how he made a new life for himself with out giving up his old self entirely. Balance can be tough and especially in a world of fitness and partying. I would recommend this book, cause it is truthful, funny and a good read!* After I finished it, I headed out to run some stairs….hell, the book motivated me!
*Disclaimer: If cussing bothers you, don’t read this book. I can have a mouth like a sailor so I loved it. 🙂
Have a great week!