Being sober over Christmas began with a struggle but I feel quite in control at the moment.
Despite me being a gym and fitness fanatic, I decided to do what makes me happy this christmas and if that means eating a whole Toblerone in one go, then so be it! It’s Christmas!
Christmas dinner is just the best, I used to eat 2 every year! Then, all the yummy puddings on top. Plus, the chocolate gifts. I just assumed I had put on weight.
I don’t weight myself often because I know muscle and fat weight different and I am very into my fitness. However, I was getting ready for the gym as I hadn’t been in a week or so due to it being Christmas and I decided to step on the scales. The last time I had weighed myself I was 9st10. This didn’t bother me, I know I’m not fat. I also know my weight constantly goes between 9st5 and 9st10 depending on the day of the week (due to alcohol). So, as I had been eating a lot of crap this Christmas, I stepped on the scales expecting over 10 stone.
NO FRICKING WAY.
THAT’S 7 POUNDS I’VE LOST OVER CHRISTMAS. You are kidding right?
I tried to come up with many reasons why this could be a lie but then it clicked… alcohol. I haven’t had a drink in a couple of weeks. The amount of sugar I consumed at the weekend was probably enough for a 3 course meal after eating dinner. I never thought about it. I used to think I was drinking all this sugary fun but then I was dancing it off so who cares?
Seeing that number on the scales just pushed me further into sobriety. I get more happiness by what my body looks like from working out than from how much I weigh but this just made me feel like my choice was right. It was positive and after 2 weeks of not drinking and not exactly eating healthier, I have lost 7 pounds then it must be working wonders to the rest of my body!
It can only get better ❤