Sarah cuts back to save money
Sarah Barber, a Quality Coordinator at Newcastle contact centre, Inspired Outsourcing, has got 2020 off to a healthy start by taking part in this year’s Dry January challenge with her colleagues.
Sarah, 28, from Walker, said: “I have done Dry January a couple of times before and felt better and saved money, so I thought – why not give it go again this year? Last year I found it really easy and felt great. I was at the gym every day, eating better and sleeping better.
“I don’t drink during the week, but I tend to binge drink when I go out at the weekends, so I did want to break that cycle. At the end of last month, I went on holiday with a friend and we were drinking often, and I didn’t get much sleep, so I feel like I overdid it in a short period of time.
“I feel so positive about doing Dry January. I’m avoiding places where I know I will be around alcohol, so I’m going on more walks and I’m even going to an escape room game – so there definitely won’t be alcohol there! A group of the girls are doing Dry January too, so we have started a tea club and we’ll be having a tea night instead. I’m feeling more motivated, exercising more and eating healthier again, as well as saving money. Work gives us a lot of encouragement and we’re spurring each other on to get to the end.”