Put down the strawberry wine... and pick up some strawberry 🍓 fruit roll ups. @bettycrocker
you sure make a sexy snack.
BLUE SKIES. Life really is so much more bright and beautiful without alcohol. Everything is more clear...including my skin. It dawned on me the other day that my skin has been without blemish and has been more radiant over the past several months. Once upon a time, I would not have dreamed of leaving the house without makeup because of the dark circles under my eyes, the pale and uneven skin tone, and the blemishes. Amazingly, I have found that I no longer “need” make-up because of the improved color and tone of my skin and the disappearance of the dark circles and blemishes. In that dawning moment the other day, I realized that the toxins from the alcohol and it’s dehydrating effects had not been doing my skin any favors. It never occurred to me before now that alcohol had been making me look older and more dull. But it makes sense. If you poison your body for years, then of course it will show in your appearance. It literally just oozes from the pores of your skin. Another aha! moment came last week, too, when I was at the doctor for a routine visit. Surprisingly, I had lost eight pounds! And this is not because I’ve changed eating or exercise habits. In fact, I allow myself the occasional treat now and I exercise a lot less because of time constraints with work and family. Those eight pounds were completely and totally alcohol. I knew that my clothes fit differently but I had no idea the amount of weight that had been lost until the doctor asked me about it. I felt proud ~ not ashamed ~ to tell her the reason behind the weight loss. It felt good to shed the shame just as I’d shed those pounds. Nearly seven months sober and I’m still discovering gifts of sobriety. What an amazing journey this has been thus far. ☀️ #recoveryelevator #recovery #recoveryispossible #recoveryisworthit #retiredwino #nomorealcohol #soberlife #sobermom #soberrunner #nomorealcoholforme #sobriety #giftsofsobriety #sobrietygifts #sobrietyislife #thisnakedmind #sobrietyforwomen #sobrietymovement #soberliving #alcoholfree #alcoholfreezone #celebraterecovery #celebratesobriety #faithfullysober #soberforever #noturningback
Let me start by just saying that this month was pretty horrible for me. I'm not the type to complain, but certain things that happened highlighted some of my bad habits and the negative vibes that I had been letting into my life. My choices and behavior ended up ruining some situations for me that I cared a lot about. .
F*** New Year's resolutions, because I'm not waiting til the New Year. I'm letting go of things that aren't serving me well, and I'm doing it now. .
I won't be drinking alcohol anymore, so if I know you personally, please do not ask me to go out drinking. I don't need the temptation. Alcohol has never brought good things to my life (the opposite, really), and I always end up using it to numb my emotions at some point, which isn't healthy. So it will no longer be something that I indulge in just for the sake of socializing to ensure I "vibe" with people. If I don't vibe with you enough to hang out sober, then we don't need to hang out, lol. .
(Side note... I'm really not sure why the burning end of the sweetgrass here looks purple! I love it though, haha. ❤)
#sweetgrass #cleansingenergy #negativevibes #noalcohol #sobriety #sober #positivelifechoices #positivevibes #nomorealcohol #fuckalcohol #focusingonme #takingbackmypower #imbetterthanthat #selfhealing #lawofattraction #tryingtostaypositive #myhearthurts #livingbymyintuition #healing #makingmyhealthapriority
If it all gets a bit much...allow yourself a timeout ❤️
I used to drink. Used to. 3 months ago I change my ways.
Today they only shots I take are fish oil shots (just finished my first bottle). I eliminated one thing completely from my life. One thing that always holded me back and didn’t let me reach my potentials.
Instead I put all extra time in fitness, studying and reading something fulfilling. I changed my diet.
Today I counted what I have archived in less than 3 months: 21 PRs!!! (Personal records in fitness). At age of 35 I am just learning what my body can do.
But most importantly are other things: not fitness or physical but how right decisions shape everything else in life or help with it. It’s absolutely amazing to be able to wake up at 4am to read your devotionals before you go kick some ass in the gym. I needed a kick and I got it, just by being honest with myself and others what I All was about. I didn’t have external force, just few circumstances that made me think about my actions and my true character.
Thanks to all friends who supported me and were around when needed. #goals #fitnessgoals #transformation #nomorealcohol
You don't have to be a member of WordPress to follow my blog, just scroll to the bottom of an article and enter your email in the space provided!
You are just a few clicks away from having recoverurself.blog's realtime postings right to your inbox. What are you waiting for?
Here's a festive gift if you want some help staying on your sober tracks: Ten steps to staying sober over Christmas and New Year.
Raise your 🙋🏻♀️ if you have a dysfunctional family. Who doesn’t, right? This holiday season if being with your family is too hard and it’s going to sacrifice your sobriety, @marnieraec
gives you full permission to just stay home. Here here.
In her own words: “I guess dysfunction - I’m thinking of relatives that are hard to handle sometimes. Try and mentally prepare yourself for that ahead of time. And be honest with yourself. This is a really important time in your life and I believe that sobriety should take the front seat. So if that means you don’t feel comfortable going this time then maybe don’t go.” More on our podcast @tdhvoice.
Cheers to health! Tonight I'm enjoying one of my favorite Mocktails. Some chilled Mango Waterloo Sparkling Water (my new fav!) with a shot of Health-Ade Kombucha (Pink Lady). It's amazing! ❤️ At the beginning of the year I committed myself to 365 days of sobriety in order to recharge and refocus on my goals. My year is almost up, but I've been feeling so good that I don't think I will be bringing back the booze. Want to know more about my journey or grab some quick tips to giving up alcohol? Check out my blog (link in bio). 🤗
C’est ce soir que la vérité sort !
Real talk ! Et je t’avoue que ce n’est pas facile à avouer ! (Hihi oui jeux de mots poche) .
Et je ne sais pas par où commencer! Mais j’ai besoin d’être honnête! .
J’ai une mauvaise relation avec le vin (ok je sais que ce n’est pas une si grande nouvelle). Mais d’être capable de me l’avouer c’est immense pour moi ! Imagine de t’en parler ce soir ! .
Quand c’est rendu que tu bois ta coupe qui fini par la bouteille à tous les soirs ... ce n’est pas sain ! .
Quand c’est rendu que tu as hâte d’arriver chez toi pour prendre ta coupe et relaxer .... ce n’est pas sain ! .
Et avouons le ! Dans la société dans laquelle nous sommes rendues ... c’est presque normal de boire ! Mais quand tu dis que tu ne bois plus ... les gens essaies de te convaincre du contraire ! .
Quand on me dis que c’est pas un bon moment avant noël ! Je te réponds il n’y a pas de bon moment pour se prendre en main ! Le bon moment c’est LE moment où tu décides que c’est LE bon moment ! .
Alors je suis allée en hypnose ! Est ce que ça fonctionne parce que j’y crois ou j’y crois parce que ça fonctionne... je ne sais pas ! Mais l’important c’est que je ne bois plus depuis 10 jours ! Et que j’en suis fière ! .
J’ai eu des party de noël ! ZÉRO alcool ! Et c’était très agréable ! Une amie précieuse m’a dit ! Si tu as besoin de boire pour avoir du plaisir c’est que tu n’es pas à la bonne place ! .
J’adhère ! #nomorealcohol #healthylifestyle #chooseyourself #beyourself #behappy #wejusthaveonelife