Hello Fit University family! I’m new to Fit U, but have always loved exercise, yummy food, positive thoughts and actions, and spreading a love of total balanced wellness. Today happens to be my 21st birthday! A day of revelry and wild consumption. Societal norms encourage me to grab a pal and head to the nearest bar for an evening that I may or may not remember later.
- I have a track meet tomorrow
- That’s not really my scene! I totally understand that there’s a huge social aspect to drinking, and I’m excited that society now recognizes me as an adult, so I can get into some of the comedy clubs, jazz bars, etc. that I was restricted from visiting before. I also really understand that a lot of my friends and peers enjoy drinking as a way to loosen up and have fun. Our society really has placed such an emphasis on binge drinking and drinking to problem-solve lately, though, and I have seen more and more situations where alcohol is not there as a component of an evening with friends, but is the focus of the evening and dictates the happenings. People often binge drink so much and so quickly that there is little room for conversation, and they do so in environments where they can’t even hear each other talk! While some people do this every weekend, I’d much rather be at a restaurant with friends (actually talking and bonding) or curled up in bed with a book after a long week 🙂