Mostly because I am training for a BJJ tournament in February. However, it is not as easy as I thought. I don't drink during the week normally but on the weekends it's game on. However, this weekend I abstained and noticed that on Saturday night right around the time I usually start drinking I got a very strong urge to go get some beer. I mean I was coming up with every excuse in the book as to why it was no big deal (on top of beer I smoke when I drink so I am quitting the smokes too). Anyways, I made it and I wanted to post something positive about not partaking. It's Monday morning and I feel great. I am well rested, hydrated and mentally focused and at times like these I wonder why I ever drink. I also got a lot done around the house this weekend including painting my front door and power washing 3/4s of the siding. Hell I even took the family for a nice little nature hike which my daughter and dog loved. I know this weekend will be another challenge so I want to start a thread about the positive sides of quitting. So what about it Mayberrians, if you ever quit alcohol in your life what upsides did you see in your life?