I am 3 days sober from alcohol and 12 days sober from marijuana. I have been feeling ALL the emotions that I have bottled up for so long over the last two days. To the point I couldn’t go to work yesterday and had to leave work an emotional wreck today. It was hard but I got out to the pool today and did some laps and relaxed in the hot tub. My first yoga session ever is later this week. I am finding this very helpful so far. Just have to pull myself off the couch and actually do it.
Yay, good for you! My exercise of choice is also swimming and yoga. Keep up the good work
I’ve been feeling it too!!! Oh god its been terrible! Up and down and all over the place! I can’t keep up with it. This morning I went for a run and then tonight I went to a meeting and I cried my eyes out. We talked about finding support in the most unusual places and how important it is to reach out. And I just lost it (we live in a very small town in the middle of nowhere). Compounded with my boyfriend and I breAking up, I just cried and cried. So I’m going to exercise tomorrow again I feel like I just need to get all of this out of me. Now! Its time for yoga!!!
Take it as it comes, I find myself playing basketball again and I couldn’t be happier. Slow by little, it’s amazing how good it can be to be sober.
I’m sober 3 days too! I’ve also been feeling down but it’s good to get out. It’s been so nice out lately I couldn’t have asked for a better time to start riding my bike, or doing yoga too. You’re doing good!
The hardest part for me is getting to the gym. But once I’m there everything just falls into place. Just make small goals, achieve them and make more and work toward a long term one. You got this
Thanks all for the positive feedback. I appreciate more than you will ever know. It makes me smile to know that complete strangers can have each other’s backs
I have been on this journey for almost three years and have tried many things and also failed (relapsed) a couple of times! However, it does not matter how many times I fall down. What matters is how many times I get up. By saying things, I am not saying that it is ok to relapse because I know that when I am not sober I can actually die… what I am saying that, if you are alive, you must get up and keep in moving.
On a practical side, google Mel Robbins for her five-second rule. It is not some “positive thinking motivation” crap. It is practical technique that I have started to implement to tame my mind and its disfunctional habits. Keep up!
Went for another swim today, did some purging of old clothes and lots of loads of laundry and had company for supper which I made from scratch. Keeping busy is keeping the cravings and sadness away. It’s been a good day
This is great!! If you don’t have the app myfitnesspal “MFP” I highly recommend it!! Super amazing people there just like here!! Help motivate you!! Keep track of your calorie intake and workouts and calories burned… it also links up to your fitness watches
This book is great! If you have some time I’d highly recommend it. I have been focusing all my energy on getting out and being active. It’s so important to focus on our health during recovery, to try and repair some of the damage caused by addiction. Keep up the good work! Hot yoga for me in the morning
Early days be kind to yourself you are still detoxing yoga is awesome make sure you begin a regime 3 meals ą day good sleep… which will be hard to start with … but it will come gym is good but be easy with yourself and your body try not to let your mind trick you into relapsing get some sober meditation apps
Basketball is what’s getting me through a lot as well. Killed it yesterday, felt 4 years younger. Instead of being a drunk loud mouth enforcer, I was able to drive and deceive again…and all this time i thought drinking made it better.
Went to my first beginner yoga class today. Amazing atmosphere, awesome teacher. Feeling excited about continuing on this journey!
I never attempted to play while drinking because I’d be totally useless and selfish lol… typical drunk lol.