Daily Life, Health & Wellbeing

My biggest road block – finding balance #imustconfess

April 18, 2016

Yesterday I found myself in bed for most of the day with a filthy, filthy hangover. I did decide to give up booze for 12 weeks. I lasted about four weeks. Then what started as drinking on occasions has left me to drinking 3 nights a week. Life has been stressful, waiting for The Ginger Hunk’s DVA stuff to come through, being back at work full time, living off one income. I just decided to let my hair down, or actually didn’t decide for an old friends engagement party on Saturday night, it just kind of happened. I didn’t even think I drank that much. But I probably did. While it was awesome to catch up with my childhood friends I woke with a terrible hangover. At 11.30am. Hideous. I wasted half of Sunday. Didn’t make it to yoga, and felt all round disappointed in myself.

So I’m a bit all or nothing at the moment, eating clean and training, then there will be that moment when I fall off the wagon in a spectacular way.

Which results in not much fitness progress overall.

I’m also really struggling with the five days a week work, two and a half hours of commuting each day. Trying to fit in the gym, writing, my children’s books that are in my head, dealing with two kitties and having a husband who pretty much can’t walk around or do much at the moment. I’m torn between needing the money and being home to be able to be around more. Sometimes money isn’t everything. Sometimes I need to cut myself some slack. I can’t do it all.

So for the next 7 weeks until my Bali trip. I’m trying to be more balanced. Let’s stick to an eating regime that is not riddled with guilt. If I fall off the wagon on a Thursday, then get back on it the next day. On the days I can’t train, accept that I can’t but make my food choices 100 per cent.

So I’m not all or nothing anymore, just a bit more balanced.

Because that is what we are all after in the end isn’t it?


Happy Monday.

Ashleigh XXX

Linking with Kirsty for #imustconfess

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  • Like Raych from Mystery Case, I’ve never had a hangover and don’t think I’ve ever been drunk. But then I’m such a lightweight half a glass sends me silly! Balance sounds so easy but seems to be the hardest thing to achieve in life. No sooner do you feel you’ve got things sorted and something happens that upsets things all over again!

  • I’m very much an all-or-nothing person. I haven’t had a bad hangover in ages, but I’ve had some doozies… I often feel hungover nowadays when there’s no cause to be… though perhaps I’m out of practise and getting confused with headaches or sinus pain (which I have today!)

  • I can honestly say, I’ve never ever had a hangover. I’ve been really drunk on occasion. I’ve even gone 15 years without alcohol thanks to reoccurring bouts of pancreatitis. I recently started drinking again and I’ve been wondering if that is really a good idea. My life is pretty stressful at the best of times and I’m keen not for my drinking to turn into a vice. The threat of pancreatitis these days and the pain that is comparable to child birth pretty much keeps me in line though.

  • Natalie @ Our Parallel Connect

    Hangovers seem to get worse as I get older. some times I have no idea why I get them as I don’t think I drank a lot but then I look at what I ate or water I consumed or how busy I have been and it starts to make sense.

  • Great post! This is definitely something I am striving for in my own life – particularly the guilt tripping myself for falling off the wagon.

  • Chrissie

    I’m wondering why your food choices can’t be 100% if you can’t train. Aren’t the two things different?

    • Oh I mean that it doesn’t matter so much if you can’t train for a day as long as your food is spot on. X

  • I am there with you in so many ways. I work full time, we have one income, my husband is also unable to work… It’s hard to balance, it really really is.