A month into summer and I’m not much better off than I was in May and June.

This past month has been crazy.  It started with our anniversary trip right after school got out.  The next week was up north for the 4th of July.  A week later was scout camp and then the following week was our family vacation.

It was all very fun, but now I feel a sense of relief… that I can focus on ME.

I realized that over the past couple of months.. while worried and aware of my drinking, I haven’t had more than two days in a row that are alcohol free.  The good news is that I haven’t had ANY withdrawal symptoms while not drinking. Not even the shakes.  I’m going to try to go for 3 days this week!  Baby steps, right?

I am feeling motivated.  I started reading Kenny’s (HAMS– the moderation group) book while on vacation.  I’m going to print and fill out the worksheets that will help me maintain control.  I want to feel better and also start a workout regimen this week. I’m going to try to eat well also.  I know I should be giving up dairy and gluten.. maybe I will try that this week– or maybe I will not worry so much about diet right now if I can abstain from alcohol.

Since I’m a huge fan of goals, and it is Sunday morning which is perfect for looking at the week ahead, I’m going to make a short goal list.  Here it goes:

1. Three or more abs days

2. Make a workout schedule and STICK to it

3. Work on cleaning up the spare room downstairs (it could be a GREAT workout room!)

I think 3 goals is a good start!  Additionally, I would like to do more meaningful activities with the boys.  Last summer we had meetings and set weekly goals. Because we have been so incredibly busy this past month we haven’t done any of that.  I need to get them reading/writing/etc.

Wish me luck with my goals and abstaining!  I’m guessing that by the end of the 3 days, I’m going to be feeling a lot better physically and mentally!

#addiction #recovery #moderation #limits #goalsetting #lifegoals

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