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.