Alex: A lot of people in LA go sober for the month of January. Mostly because they drink so much over the holidays and need a refresh. I decided to join the trend and take on the challenge. I don’t have a drinking problem or anything, but I wanted to realign my will power. As a writer, you set a lot of your own deadlines and I felt like I was slacking with self discipline so I needed to remind myself that I control my choices. I went with what I thought would be simple… sobriety. But it wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be. I noticed how much of a crutch drinking is in a social setting. The booze becomes a security blanket that warms me up when stepping outside of my comfort zone. It’s easier to talk to someone you just met or dance and not care what anyone thinks once you’ve had a few drinks. But after the first night…
Nik: Paleta. That is all.
Alex: What kind of balls are those? Beef balls? Chicken balls? Lamb balls? Man balls? You plate like a whore.
Nik: Ate like one too.
Alex: For how long?
Nik: Two weeks.
Alex: And they deliver?
Nik: Yep, every morning.
Alex: And the food was good?
Nik: I love this sunscreen so much I want to marry it.
Alex: Nikki Dermalogica. Has a nice ring to it.
Nik: Seriously. It’s really good. You have to try it.
Alex: SPF 50 is a little high for me. I try to stick with SPF 4 or lower.
Nik: What’s the point?
Alex: A healthy glow.
Nik: Why do you think I look like I’m still in my twenties?
Nik: The people I work with introduced me to GUNPOWDER the other day and you will thank them. It’s way better than coffee. I was so clear-minded and had tons of energy all day, but not tweaky like when you drink too much coffee. Not sure this is an everyday thing for me, but when I need a little extra something to get me across the finish line…
Alex: What the hell is Gunpowder?
Alex: I stumbled upon this cool website where you can list the ingredients you have in your fridge and it gives you recipes.
Nik: Genius. I’m trying it.
Alex: Let me know how it goes.
Nik: I love a challenge.
Alex: Me too, especially when there’s food involved.
Nik: I wonder if I can actually commit to something for 30 days.
Alex: Well there’s only one way to find out. I’m signing up!
Alex: I love my Tiny Tea. I’ve only been drinking it for a few days, but I definitely feel and see a difference. My bloating is gone entirely and I have a little more energy in the morning right after I drink my first cup. Before I forget, I want to tell you that you can save your old tea bags and make a facial scrub! In fact, Janae just opened the bag and smeared it all over her face and her acne spots started to go away. I haven’t used the word smeared in a while. Smeared. Have you started your Teatox yet?
Nik: I will wear sunscreen, I will wear sunscreen, I will wear sunscreen… Why is so hard to put on effing sunscreen? As I make this my habit, I’ll tell you that I’ve tried so many and this is the best. I don’t break out or get itchy from it. I know we didn’t wear it much in Wisconsin because there are only like two weeks of summer there, but in Cali you get blasted ...
Alex: Remember a while back when you went to that place and sweated for like 8 hours?
Nik: The sweat lodge. Yes.
Alex: Well, I just found an urban version of that. It’s called Shape House. Have you heard of it? When you go to their website there’s just this sexy body with sweat dripping down it. Then the words: come. sweat away your weight or your stress. improve your sleep or your skin. come cleanse your body or re-invent your life. stay. because you feel great when you do. book a sweat… I MEAN COULD THEY SPEAK TO ME ANY LOUDER? I’m booking an appointment. Want to come sweat with me?