When I started my blog I had no intention of setting up the Lifting Weights Not wine exercise challenges, they just sort of happened! Initially they helped give me content for my Instagram page @liftingweightsnotwine and now I’ve ended up having a few messages asking to start another one! So on Monday 12th November I will … More Change Involves A Challenge!
So half-term is almost over, and it has been an action packed one for me and my family! A while ago I shared a post titled A Sliding Doors Weekend…..which basically was about life being so different for me after kicking the booze. And this half term has certainly been a “sliding doors” kind … More Hangover Free Half-Term!
This week I have had my first ever interview with the lovely Gayle from the sober website and Instagram page SOBER BLISS! Gayle offers a professional and personal service for people looking to stop drinking and discover the world of Sober Bliss! You can find her at www.Sober-Bliss.com So Gayle contacted me to see if I … More Own Your Story And Write A New Chapter……
Ok so where do I begin…….. let me try to cut a long story short (well as short as possible!) So from the age of about fourteen I have weighed myself approximately three times every week (minimum), more often than not on a daily basis. My weight in that time has fluctuated from 9 stone … More Focus On Your Weights At The Gym Going Up, Not Your Weight Going Down.
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….
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…..
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….