Health & Wellbeing

Starting Over – Day 42

March 28, 2016

Well it appears that I can’t do moderation too well. I’ve said it before and I will say it again, alcohol is the gateway drug, to over sleeping, over eating, not training, and anxiety.

After the stomach bug of two weeks ago, I fell off the wagon at a friend’s wedding. This was planned, but it led to excuse after excuse and then well Easter happened, which led to four more days of drinking/eating because well, Easter. So after a weeks hiatus and four bottles later, I have started again today.

No booze. For I don’t know how long. I head to Bali in June but that is for a week of freediving training, (not exactly a boozy holiday.)

My friend who is on a similar health kick and I walked around Narrabeen Lake today, a lovely 8km walk, and finished with a healthy breakfast. Sometimes, talking to friends just makes you feel, well better. Especially ones that know you like the back of their hand. Thank goodness for friends like that.

Then The Ginger Hunk and I did a grocery shop, and I have cooked up my lunches for the rest of the week, snacks and the lot.

So here I go again, back on the wagon.

A slip up, not a give up, as I put it the other day.

Are you back on the wagon after Easter?

How was your long weekend?

Happy Monday 

Ashleigh XXX

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  • That’s the good thing about wagons, you can get back on to them. I think it’s important to cut yourself some slack, enjoy it when you do fall off, and then power forward when you’re back in the zone and on the wagon. We’re not drinking during the week and it’s been a game changer but I still can’t resist a glass or two at the weekend!

  • Yeah I’m trying to get back on the wagon too — it’s hard though. My motivation to exercise has also gone given that I’m not attending classes. Plus I injured my ankle during a hike on the weekend. I just want to eat fatty and salty food this wet grey day but I’m trying.

    Good luck with this round. Hope it goes well. More importantly, it’s about picking yourself back up when you fall off.

  • Trudie Bristow

    I love how you say a slip up is not a give up. No naughtiness here I haven’t been well for several days, which also makes you slow down and take stock a little too.