• Goran Yerkovich

Sober October Results, US Election Day, And What Happens Next Is Up To You

Hi everyone, welcome back to The-Inspired and this short update to keep things rolling.

We have a big day ahead with the US Election, but no matter what happens, remember to stay focused on your person goals, and the process you're using to get there.

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Sober October

Sober October results are in! In short, I did last 30 days without any drinks and for the most part it was pretty easy. But other parts were hard. Overall I'm pleased with the final outcome and we break it all down below!

For those new to the site, Sober October is the month where I decided to punish myself for all those extra indulgences that helped me stack on a few pounds this summer.

But jokes aside, for a refresh on why to practice sober October each year, check out the article published Oct 1st and some amazing results just 10 days in.

Sober October Results - The Good, Bad and the Ugly

1. - The Good - Personally, I lost 8 lbs and 2 inches from my waistline without starving myself!

2. - The Good - My resting heart rate dropped substantially, by 5-7 beats per minute.

3. - The Good - My sleep improved, meaning a solid 7-8.5 hours per night with little interruptions

4. - The Bad - I realized my diet had to change. So I moved to a 40 -30 - 30 split of Proteins, Carbs and Fats. Thanks to a friend, I used a free app called "Lose-it" to calorie count which I cover in this article.

5. - The Ugly - I realized I was not only eating too much sugar, I was also eating way too much Fat.

6. One More Ugly - I also realized I was drinking too much coffee. Like three big heaping cups each day. So I'm taking a break for coffee now to see how that goes, and what benefits come from it.