Water, water everywhere … nor any drop to ‘drink’ – not for 10 days at least!
I don’t have the knees or stamina for a marathon. I don’t have the hair for a dying pink or shaving. I already have the facial hair before Movember. I’ve been very poor at taking action for charity.
Then one day I saw the perfect challenge for ME (whilst, predictably, sitting in relative comfort on the Tube).
Anyone who knows me probably knows I live on two things: wine, and tea. Lots of wine, and even more tea (strong, very strong, white, 1-and-a-half sugars, please). I’m not called ‘thirstforwine’ for nothing but I also have a 6-or-more-mugs-of-tea-a-day habit.
Both are indulgences that, combined with an overly-sedentary lifestyle, are leading to an increasing waistline and poor blood-pressure. Neither would be a problem if I were to also exercise more. But I’m the kind of person that needs a kickstart to do some physical exercise!
THIS is the kickstart I need. Reset the system. Stop old habits. Build new ones. Feel good. DO good.
I pledge to drink NOTHING but water – no tea, no wine, no juice, no beer, no coffee, … for 10 days.
Most importantly, I can do this for myself AND for others. The RNLI is an absolute ESSENTIAL service for everyone in this country, and as I am now more regularly travelling across the water myself, I recognise this even more.
So, I need your help.
If I am going to break the habits of a lifetime, I want to make it for a worthwhile amount of money. I know, I know, there have been many charity donations recently and there’s only so much we can afford.
I’m not asking for a big donation (though you are welcome to). I’m really hoping for many small donations – donate just a few quid, but then please share that page and encourage your friends to do the same. I will be personally matching the first 10 donations that come in out of my “wine fund”.
I am also going to encourage my UK friends to do the same, and join my crew. Are you up to it? Fancy getting healthy for a good cause?
Thanks so much for helping me, for supporting the RNLI, and also for putting up with my likely grumpiness from caffeine withdrawals and lack of wine.