Something internally does genuinely feel a bit different this time. I've been dry for January, and after the first weekend, I've not struggled and quite enjoyed it. I currently see shit food and have absolutely no desire to eat it. I know there will be weak spots / weak days, but perhaps if I succumb on these days and discover just how shit shit food is then it'll kill the desire permanently.
I've always been pretty good at following a plan. Thus, I've written one out already to get me through to 16 weeks out which is around mid July. I'll have no problems following this at all. It's loosely based around previous ones with 100 press-ups / 3-400 ab exercises every day, 20-25 mins resistance bands 6 days a week, and then cardio of 2 days run / 1 day skip continuously. Running around 30-35k a week at the moment (one long one of 10+) and around 2500-3k skips. Itensity will build up a bit then back, but if I stick to this, I should be in a good state 16 weeks out (where you need to find running a 10k / 6 miles very easy).
The motivation feels like it did for the first one, which is excitement as well as genuinely trying to make a change for good. I've spent too much of my life floating between 90-95 kg, where as it would be much much healthier to be floating between 80-85kg. Yes, that is a long way to go from here, but I'm not aiming to do it in 2 months. I'm aiming to do it in 9. Very different.
Beers and wine have always been my weakness, and will continue to be so. Although I'm very very partial to Guiness 0.0. At 75 cal for a 440ml, I can have 2-3 occasionally for little calorie penalty, and zero penalty on the next days workout. Do love a glass of wine though, and as the weather warms up, it will be difficult to avoid the Sav Blanc.
Wish me luck, I'll need it!