So this blog is about my recent journey of becoming sober and the healthiest I have ever been!
It has taken me a long time to pluck up the courage to start a blog! Because you are putting yourself out there flaws and all , but if my journey over the last twenty-six months can inspire anyone to reduce or stop their drinking and start living a healthier lifestyle – at any age- then it is worth it!
On the 21st November 2016, I decided that I wanted to quit drinking alcohol and get in the best shape I possibly could. The decision wasn’t made lightly, I enjoyed my weekend wines but at 41 the hangovers, even after just a few glasses seemed to last longer! Every Monday I would start the week feeling rubbish and determined to cut down and get healthy, it would start off well but by Thursday I would be feeling like I deserved a drink and the weekend would then pan out exactly the same, then back to Monday feeling rubbish again. I got to the point where I was actually bored of this viscous cycle and constantly beating myself up about it, so I did literally wake up that Monday and just thought, right ok I’m gonna do this – its time to change!
Fitness and exercise became my focus so instead of thinking I was giving up alcohol I started to think yes I am giving up alcohol but I am also taking up more exercise, eating healthier foods and I suppose you could say getting healthy was my new addiction. I’m definitely an all or nothing kinda girl and fitness and being healthy became my thing! (clothes shopping is a close second!)
I want this blog to help, motivate, inspire and encourage anyone who feels stuck like I did, to just get up and do it because believe me anything is possible if you really want it badly enough! You can change your lifestyle and how you feel! As explained in my disclaimer I am not a qualified nutritionist or personal trainer (yet!) but I know I can now deadlift my own bodyweight, and I know what foods and recipes have worked for me too.
So if you want to come along on my journey of just a normal (ish!) forty-two year old, married, busy mum of two, trying to feel the best I can both physically and mentally and living a life I love, just enter your email or follow me on Instagram. You can become the BEST version of you, lets do this together!
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