The biggest test yet has now been passed. It was my sisters wedding this weekend. The event of the year, a big glamorous wedding in a medieval castle in Cheshire. A fairytale setting. After a stressful morning and journey to the castle, We arrived a couple of hours early. The rest of the groomsmen were … Continue reading Beer free wedding!
Something has finally snapped. It’s a different energy now. I’ve had enough. I want to go beer free for good. The efforts of the turn of the year were finite. I always intended to go back to drinking deep down. The intention was to go back and become a ‘normal drinker’. But the truth it … Continue reading I’m an alcoholic. Now what.
So the question is, can I still call this blog ‘Matts beerfreeyear!?’ As I mentioned in my previous blog, I have a new paradigm now. I am practicing moderation. I feel good about it. I feel freer than before I started the year, and freer than the last few months. My urge to drink Thursday, … Continue reading A new paradigm!
Well, how do I say this? I failed. I didn’t complete the year. I came hurtling off the track... And landed face down in a big dollop of humble pie! Where do I start? It’s been a while since my last blog. So much has happened, or hasn’t happened as it turns out is the case. … Continue reading The middle way 🙂
Nearly 6 months not drinking!! I never thought I'd say that. Ive got to be honest, it's slowing down now. Time, I mean. I feel like at the start of the year my determination for not drinking was so high, and I was blogging about it every day, it was exciting, I was making new … Continue reading Significance through sobriety.
Do you know when you get knocked out of your flow in life and you find it so hard to get going again. Well I've had a lot of that going on recently. I was flying! I was up at 0500 every morning, insanity training, eating healthy, motivated at work, focussing on bigger goals etc. … Continue reading Resting guiltily….
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….
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.
Well that's 1 down 7 to go! The first week of insanity is over and I'm proud to report that I have done huffed and puffed my way through every session. Today was the Plyo session, a repeat of day 2. In fact the remainder of the first four weeks are all repeats now, apart from … Continue reading Insanity week 1 complete! 🙂 Sobriety rocks!!
'Sean T starting to Sweat!' Me too Sean, me too! Today was Insanity pure cardio... Today epitomised the meaning of the word - Insanity! Again, surprised at the lack of achingness in my limbs but very tired as I woke, I dragged my sorry arse downstairs and flicked open the laptop. I was happy that … Continue reading Insanity Day 5 – Pure Cardio review!