Completed insanity day 10 today. Ok, it's taken me 13 days, cos I failed to hit the 5am get ups 3 times in 2 weeks. But 10 high intensity training sessions in 13 days is not too bad in my mind. I'd love to catch up though and today I intended to do two sessions … Continue reading 10 HIITs in 13 days….
A brave new world has now unfolded. simple by design Who would have known sobrieties pleasures were to be so fine. The headaches gone no weekly pain inflicted on myself clarity now has become the norm, a different form of wealth. The burden has lifted the shackles are off no longer … Continue reading The waking world 🙂
What a glorious bank holiday weekend it's been! The sun showed up for the full weekend, and its the first time, in probably 20 years, that i haven't craved a drink of alcohol on a weekend like that. Instead I was out in the garden, baking in the sun whilst mowing my lawn, planting, potting, … Continue reading Sunny drinks turn sour.
If you are on the journey of QUITTING alcohol completely then this book is for you Kick the Drink. . .Easily! . However, if you are just looking to moderate your drinking, then this WILL NOT help. This book by Jason Vale WILL make you think twice about alcohol. If you are picking it up anyway … Continue reading Kick the drink…. easily!
As this year has progressed, there have been expected milestones. Certain markers of progress. Challenges to measure the success of the beer free year by. An all inclusive holiday in Crete is definitely one of those markers. At the start of the year I would never have thought that I could go on holiday alcohol … Continue reading Does alcohol enhance a holiday?
So far in the alcohol free year, I've stayed away from alcohol free substitutes. I thought it would be too tempting to have a bottle of the thing I'm trying to avoid. It'll be like teasing myself. A bit like having a lap dance. Pointless. But lately I was thinking about what I used to … Continue reading Can wine taste good alcohol free?
I have just put down my first book of the year. And considering I'm doing the year alcohol free, you won't be surprised to hear that it was called 'The unexpected Joy of being sober' by Catherine Gray The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober: Discovering a happy, healthy, wealthy alcohol-free life To be honest I … Continue reading ‘The unexpected joy of being sober’
It was Mother's Day yesterday. I managed to get us in to an Italian restaurant for some food. Me, Ruth and Harrison. The restaurant was nice, the walls were surrounded by antipasti, expensive 30yr old balsamic vinegar and wine. Lots and lots of wine. I had the urge. See I would have liked a glass … Continue reading Italian cup of tea, who knew!?
I Got The Job! Would I have got the job if i was still drinking? Would I have even gone for the job if i was still drinking? Would i have had the confidence to step up and take a promotion with a different builder if i was drinking? I believe NO, NO and NO! I … Continue reading Financial benefits of being sober!
He awoke. His head pounded like a base drum, boom boom boom. And water! He needed water badly, his mouth was so dry, the top of his mouth felt caked together with the bottom. Like rubbing two sheets of sandpaper together mercilessly. He could feel the sweltering heat as his stinging eyes opened, the blurry … Continue reading Memoirs of a drunken squaddie.