I apologise to anyone who follows me on Instagram because it’s the second time I have used this pic since Saturday, yes its me making star jumps whilst out on a run early Saturday morning! I’ve used it again because this picture sums up how I feel most of the time now I have stopped … More It’s not just about stopping drinking….
First let me apologise for the lack of blog posts over the last few weeks! Its been the school holidays, and life has got in the way! Like everyone, I was juggling kids, work, life, and although I kept up my exercise and didn’t touch any alcohol (feel like i should add that I … More Alcohol & Anxiety, …….
There are a lot of online support groups out there to help you stop drinking. And the most important word in that sentence is GROUP! If you’re a regular reader of my blog you will know that it took me about 12-18 months to finally quit drinking successfully. And during that time I knew … More Find Your Tribe…..
So one hundred days ago I set myself a challenge to exercise everyday for 100 days. That seems ages ago now but I am finally here at the end of it all- so what have I got out of it!?!? Ok, well first of all my weight hasn’t changed. My first reaction when I weighed … More 100 Days Of Exercise Challenge- Done! ✅
How does your partner impact your sobriety? Are they positive and supportive or are they negative and destructive? I do believe that how someone deals with their partners sobriety says a lot about their own drinking habits and relationship with alcohol. But their support or lack of it can definitely affect your success rate when … More Support Or Sabotage?….
You know when things happen for a reason, well this card is just that! I had an hour to spare before the school run so I sat down to do a quick blog entry, then ……. total mental block ( and I know why, so stick with me!) Literally at the same second this card … More Perfect Timing!
“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” “Rock bottom has built more heroes than privilege.” “Hitting rock bottom is an opportunity to rebuild yourself.” Okay, so any of you who follow me on Instagram will know that I love my quotes! To me a good quote that you can relate … More You Don’t Have To Wait For Rock Bottom….
‘ Ok so firstly I’ve just got to say I hate the term ‘Triggers’!!! It sounds so extreme, like the millisecond moment of weakness that sends you on a three-day bender and finds you waking up in a different country, with no recollection of how you got there!!! (I know this may have happened to … More Don’t Let Triggers Kill Your Progress!
Are you sick of starting over? Sick of yet another Day One? Yet another attempt to start a diet, eat healthy or kick the booze! Before I stopped drinking for good I had a LOT of day ones! I had been trying to stop drinking for around twelve to eighteen months before I actually quit. … More See What Happens If you Don’t Give Up….
Correct me if I’m wrong but Mondays very rarely get credit for being “good” days! I mean there has even been songs about how rubbish they are! Mondays for me are one of the days I appreciate the most since I have stopped drinking, now they feel like one of the best days of the … More Magic Mondays Not Manic Mondays!