I've tried this now for the past 3 years and here's how it went.
My brother and sister in law brought up the idea of not drinking in January. At this point I knew I drank too much but had never seriously thought about quitting for good. I am always trying to lose weight in January and this seemed like a great idea for lots of reasons. They even had other members of my family on board. I had good intentions but lasted only about 2 weeks. We had people over for a football playoff game and it was very easy to talk myself into drinking. I mean this wasn't even my idea to begin with, right?
January went so well I even decided to go into February. In fact I made it 45 days. For Valentine's Day my husband wanted to go out for dinner and what's Valentine's Day dinner without wine...
I made it exactly 31 days. I specifically remember wanting wine so badly near the end that I was very focused on drinking again and planning out when and what and how. I was also very glad that the Super Bowl was in February so I'd be able to drink.
I was planning to start this journey in January of 2015 and I'm glad I decided to start now instead. By the time January rolls around I'll already be well on my way!