Punch Media’s very own director of PR & Strategy, Kylie Flett, chatted about her experience with ‘Dry January’ with Women’s Health’s Colleen De Bellefonds. Check out an excerpt of the article below.
5 Women Share What It Was Like to Totally Give Up Booze for ‘Dry January’
“I lost 12 pounds and my skin was flawless.”
“I WAS ABLE TO GRIEVE”
“I work in an industry where I often have an event every night of the week, and I represent several distilleries and breweries—so it’s literally my job to drink! In 2016, I completed Dry January after a month of sweating it out with a personal trainer with zero weight-loss results. It was hard—really hard—and I found myself feeling incredibly left out, as if everyone was at a party without me. During that month, a friend passed away and several people encouraged me to have a drink. But I didn’t. Looking back, I know that this actually helped me. By not relying on alcohol to numb the pain, I was able to fully process those feelings. What’s more, I lost 12 pounds, my skin was flawless, I actually craved healthy foods, I was more motivated to work out, and I saved a bunch of money!” —Kylie Flett, Philadelphia, 33, director of PR and strategy at PUNCH Media
This article was originally posted on WomensHealthMag.com on December 23, 2016.