Tuesday, February 1, 2011

My first alcohol free day

After completing my pre-season tasks last night, I was determined to make a change.  My alarm went off at 5.30am this morning and even though I laid in bed until 6.30am I won the battle with that little voice inside my head telling me to stay in bed.  I got out of bed, put on my runners and went for a walk.  Now this wasn't easy, seeing I had injured myself on the weekend (dam jet ski!), but although I had to hobble I did it.  I reached one of my first goals today.  I didn't push myself.  I knew I was sore and I took it easy.  But the main thing is I did some sort of exercise today.  I got home from my 30min walk, which would usually take me 20 mins, made a big bowl of fruit with yoghurt for breakfast and went off to work feeling alive!  I have just come home from my girlfriends house.  She is a healthy eater so we had lamb and salad for dinner, it was simple and delicious.  Normally she wouldn't even have to ask if I wanted a wine as I would always call her crazy for even asking.  But tonight when she asked, I said, no thanks, don't really feel like it.  Granted I had a diet soft drink, not the best thing but a hell of an improvement to wine.  So I have successfully survived my first alcohol free day since I can remember.  And although I had a stressful day, I'm not pulling my hair out or pasing up and down the hallway.  I know I have a long way to go, but the first step is always the hardest.

1 comment:

  1. Well done on taking that first step - that's awesome!!!!!!!!