I love talking to you about your journey through sobriety, I love hearing your stories, your struggles and your wins. It shows that we are not alone in this and that we are unique and we all find our own path.
I am really excited to share this lovely chat I had with the fabulous Angie from Lifting Weights Not Wine. I wanted to talk to Angie for ages, she is such a fantastic, bubbly, down to earth person and her passion and joy for her new sober life really shines through.
Angie gave up drinking in November 2016 and hers is a truly motivational story which is so inspiring and just goes to show what you can achieve when you ditch the booze and start living your life. In Angie’s case it is lifting weights not wine!
You will know when the time is right for you, even if you don’t feel ready you will get to a point when you know you just can’t carry on drinking anymore. If you are in that moment, then sign up to the newsletter and learn how I can help you move forward.
When you really feel that you want to change and make that positive step towards change, then you are already half way there. Build on that feeling and start discovering who you want to be without alcohol in your life.
Be strong in your decision and never doubt it, even if you feel that sometimes you could really murder a glass of wine, just remember that alcohol is stopping you from doing what you really want to do in life. If you need some extra support during one of those moments:
I discuss in this post on how to overcome cravings.
Consistency is key in your journey, you have to show up and do the work every day.
Find something that you love, that interests and inspires you, it might be lifting weights, it might be knitting but keep that in mind all the time – it will make your life much easier.
Giving up drinking makes you a much better, happier person, a better mum and you are more present in your life. You will become the best version of yourself.
Exercise is the key to living a healthy, happy life. You might not be ready to hit the gym for hours every day just yet but just doing something physical will give you a high that you will never get from drinking.
If you’re thinking of taking up something as exciting as Angie in lifting weights, then please do go to a personal trainer or expert in the field.
Above all, always be positive and know that when you stop drinking you are creating a space in your life to fill with many amazing opportunities.
Please do check out Angie’s blog Lifting Weights Not wine and you can follow Angie on Instagram and discover all the other amazing things she does to keep her strong, sober, successful and awesome!
If you would like to be featured on the blog and my Youtube channel then please get in touch, I would love to chat to you and share your amazing story too.