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The Confidence Project

Refreshinlgy honest & helpful conversations for fitness-minded women exploring body, business, and the human experience.

Jan 22, 2019

A listener wrote in and asked:
"Alcohol.. since listening to my body more, I've been consuming less alcohol. I may still order it out, or not, but I only sometimes finish my drink. In the past, especially in college, I had this mentality that alcohol should never be wasted and always be finished. There is also such a social pressure component to consume it at parties or out with friends, and there are certainly times where you may not feel up to it or have a tummy ache or what not."

So, how do you navigate drinking?
In today's episode, I talk a bit about my party days. I left out enough information that my parents wouldn't hang their heads in shame (ha!) but I also give you enough details to shed some light on my former party-girl days. Don't you worry though, the drinking didn't stop after college. It spilled over into my adult life for quite some time until I finally got a handle on what was important to me.

If you're like me, you think that at some random age, the peer pressure to stop drinking just... stops. It doesn't. Adults more than twice my age continue to pressure me into taking shots on shots on shots. And I talk exactly about how I chose to navigate this.

At the end of the day, your body is always telling you what to do. And it's up to you to figure out what feels best and above all, it's up to you to align your actions with your goals.

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