One Year Without Soda

I’ve never been a huge New Year’s resolution guy. I set goals for myself, but I rarely do yearly resolutions.

One of my personal goals for 2016 was to give up sodas for good. I had made goals in the past to cut back.. some of which were successful. But there were always reasons (read: excuses) where I ended up back to drinking them at the same quantity and frequency.

2016 was different. The desire was there, so I challenged myself to finally remove them from my life.

Flash forward one year, and I’m happy to say I was successful. It wasn’t easy in the beginning, and there were a couple cheating instances. 🙂 But as time went on, it became easier and easier. Surprisingly, it was easier than I thought it would be, and I don’t even miss them.

Do I drink any soda at this point? Not really.

The only soda I drink now is mixed with alcohol as well as the random Slurpee outing with my daughters. Because who doesn’t like a Slurpee every now and then!?

#prayfor

With all of the recent happenings, this Garth Brooks song resonates.

This ain’t comin’ from no prophet
Just an ordinary man
When I close my eyes I see
The way this world shall be
When we all walk hand in hand

When the last child cries for a crust of bread
When the last man dies for just words that he said
When there’s shelter over the poorest head
We shall be free

When the last thing we notice is the color of skin
And the first thing we look for is the beauty within
When the skies and the oceans are clean again
Then we shall be free

We shall be free
We shall be free
Stand straight, walk proud
‘Cause we shall be free

When we’re free to love anyone we choose
When this world’s big enough for all different views
When we all can worship from our own kind of pew
Then we shall be free
We shall be free

We shall be free
Have a little faith
Hold out
‘Cause we shall be free

And when money talks for the very last time
And nobody walks a step behind
When there’s only one race and that’s mankind
Then we shall be free

We shall be free
We shall be free
Stand straight, walk proud, have a little faith, hold out
We shall be free

We shall be free
We shall be free
Stand straight, have a little faith

We shall be free