Discipline, integrity and commitment

My Year No Beer (Week 8)

This week I have discovered that I feel differently about not drinking. Previously, even when I didn’t drink for over a year, there was always a little voice that was in the background undermining me.

Was this little voice my survival mind, my BEing, my conscience or my dark side, or something else? I really couldn’t say but it regularly presented itself and it was a constant battle arguing with it to not waiver.

I have noticed that this time I feel differently. I am totally committed to the challenge, I know I won’t waiver and I have total faith in what I am saying.

This is likely a culmination of different things I have been working on with my coaches over the last few months. It is powerful to see it in action though, and surprising how it really makes a difference to how I operate now.

The two key areas, are how I perceive my integrity to my spoken word and the commitment to an agreement I made to myself around self-discipline.

Discipline, integrity and commitment

Pillars of Positivity


  • 6 hrs (4 x 90 mins sleep cycles)
  • Sleeping better in general but less
  • Getting up regularly at 5.30am
  • Continuing with my morning routine. (Journaling, exercise, meditation, self-development, business development, etc.)


  • Ran 35 Km in a week.
  • 10 Km run average speed 5:39 / Km.
  • Getting consistent with strength training (Monday / Wednesday / Friday).


  • 71 Kg.
  • Maintained weight. Would like to lose a few Kg before Christmas!
  • Fasting is proving tricky to stick to. It'll come I'm sure.


  • Maintaining good connection online.
  • Went to a couple of art exhibitions over the weekend.
  • Quality time with my partner.


  • Reading (20 mins / day)
  • Meditation (10 mins / day)
  • Running x 3
  • Personal development

Clear Thinking

  • Feel like I am more consistent and focussed
  • Feeling positive, optimistic and happy
  • Motivation continues to improve. Achieved a lot this week!
  • Moving out of my comfort zone continually at present to grow and develop my coaching business