Sober October 2020

Another go-around with #SoberOctober. Here are my goals for this month:

  • No alcohol
  • No fast food or delivery
  • 10k steps per day
  • Workout 5x per week
  • 200 oz. of water per day
  • 18 hour-intermittent fast every day
  • Eat 30 carbs or less per day
  • Write 200 words
  • Read 25 pages
  • Five minutes of meditation

And here’s how I did on the first day (Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020):

  • No alcohol: Done. Stayed away from the booze
  • No fast food or delivery: Done. Cooked my own food
  • 10k steps per day: Done. 75-minute walk on treadmill
  • Workout 5x per week: Done 75-minute walk on treadmill
  • 200 oz. of water per day: In progress. At 160 oz. as I type …
  • 18 hour-intermittent fast every day: Done. From 9 p.m. 9/30 to 3 p.m. 10/1
  • Eat 30 carbs or less per day: Done. Ate 30 carbs on the dot.
  • Write 200 words: In progress. You’re reading it right now.
  • Read 25 pages: Read 26 pages of “Grant” by Ron Chernow
  • Five minutes of meditation: Need to do.

What are your goals for the month? I hope this helps me develop a routine and will build the foundation for me to build more healthy and productive habits.


Author: Mike DeVine

Writer and Editor. History buff. Doing sports things. Film fan. University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate [B.A. English '06]. @UWAlumni Lifetime Member.

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