#thesoberlife

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If you are an addict and (that would be 70% of the human race), no matter what your drug of choice is, we basically take the poison and wonder why we are always sick. Poison can be alcohol, drugs, food, money, sex, gamble, people, control...and the list goes on. . #codependency #alanon #recovery #addiction #codependency #alanon #recovery #addiction #12stepprogram #godswillnotmine #gratitude #AA #thesoberlife #sober #drugfree #sobriety #clean #soberlife #odaat #addiction #recovery #hope #inspiration #strength #alternative #transformation #truth #smile #picoftheday #bestoftheday #quotes #serenity #clean .
I was in such a funk today. I had a major case of the Mondays which I hate to even admit because I’m a big believer in “it’s not Monday that sucks, it’s your life.” It’s true, if you dread Monday, there’s something bigger going on. Anyway, I just felt off today and had major foggy brain, had a hard time focusing, etc. Around the same time that I quit drinking, I started walking a lot. Because I no longer had alcohol to “take the edge off” or “relax” after work, I knew I needed to find something to do in place of having a glass of wine. Walking became my way to unwind, reflect and relax. It was the best way to decompress at the end of the day. Today I made time for lunch hour yoga that was so sweaty, I felt like I had an emotional and physical detox. And then I made time to get in 12 miles of walking. I caught the sunset and witnessed a mini piano performance at the top of Mt. Tabor. All of the movement today has shifted my mindset, cleared my head and energized me. Movement has done more for my mind and physical body than alcohol ever could. 🙏🏼 I say this to remind any of you who struggle with your relationship with alcohol and don’t want to use alcohol as a coping mechanism, there is another way. ❤️
Whatever it takes 🎶. . I love how a top 40 song I’ve heard a million times pops up on my iPod during a workout and strikes a nerve 🎶🔥 Being that I’ve just been back in my gym hitting my elliptical for a little over a week, there has been no struggle or shortage or motivating music popping up on my play list. However I find my workouts better than they’ve ever been. I don’t ever remember adrenaline rushes so amazing and I thought I would never see these days again! . Some music isn’t for everyone, but everyone knows what it feels like when music hits your adrenaline rush. . I’m not just back bitches.... I’m better than I ever was. . “Whip, whip Run me like a racehorse Pull me like a ripcord Break me down and build me up I wanna be the slip, slip Word upon your lip, lip Letter that you rip, rip Break me down and build me up . Whatever it takes 'Cause I love the adrenaline in my veins I do whatever it takes 'Cause I love how it feels when I break the chains Whatever it takes You take me to the top, I'm ready for Whatever it takes 'Cause I love the adrenaline in my veins I do what it takes...” ~ @imaginedragons . #fitnessmotivation #mondaymotivation #fitgirl #shesback #music #musicmotivation #betterthanieverwas #imaginedragons #whateverittakes #workout #positivenergy #positivevibes #adrenaline #sober #soberlife #thesoberlife #workoutlife #fitness #inspired
Getting arrested for a DUI saved my life. No matter how embarrassing making the front page of the paper was; it saved my life. It started my sobriety. . . . #sober #soberteacher #sobertribe #soberaf #sobercurious #soberlife #soberlifestyle #thesoberlife #soberliving #soberissexy #sobriety #sobrietyrules #truthhurts #wedorecover #recovery #recoverysupport #grateful #gratitude #odaat
When it’s 108* all day ☀️ 🥵 you head to the river to cool off 😎 #family #thesoberlife
@lavitadinick Reppin’ the Sober Summer Vibes in our “The Sober Life x Champion” Home Jersey. Keep shining and spreading your light and inspiration Nick! ✨ 👽👊🏼✨🖤 #thesoberlife #retiredblackoutartist #soberlife #sober #clean #drugfree #sobriety #soberaf #partysober #soberissexy #cleanandsober #sobervibes #pma #alternative #art #music #ootd #style #fashion #hope #inspiration #recovery
😇😈 I simply cannot tell you how accurate this post is for me. I am who I am. In sobriety, I will apologize if I have offended someone or done something wrong (BB pages 83-88) It is how I stay sober and centered and it is how MY program of honesty and integrity works. Period. ⚫️ One thing I am not is a liar! If who I am irritates YOU—then the problem is YOU. I will not change so you like me. 🤣 I will not change to make you feel better about yourself. 🥴 I am guided by principles of honesty and today my truth speaks volumes of my character. Those who know me know— and those who don’t, don’t matter. God sees my heart and I know my motives are most always aligned with truth! 🙌You do you and I will do me...😁🦋🔑⚖️🔦🥇🌀 Good Talk! ❤️ #12stepstorecovery #truthbomb #soberliving #truthseeker #spiritualgrowth #odaat #awareness #smartrecovery #thesoberlife #selfrespect
Tap into your intuition when you know that your logical thinking only wants to keep you safe. Intuition guides from the heart , and uses your subconscious mind to create that butterfly feeling in your gut that grabs your attention and leads you to a particular situation that needs your awareness. Tap in to it by knowing yourself from the inside out and it will tell you what you must do next. #Livelifefree #liverich #liveinabundance #gratefulliving #givingisliving #givinglove #resourcemanagement #thesoberlife #knowledgesharing
Motivation Monday: Today marks 10 years and 3 months or 123 months of being clean and sober. That's 123 months of discipline, strength, lots of patience and some nights where I would cry myself to sleep because there were days where the temptation to go backwards were so strong, but I remember what it's like to be in that dark place and I never want to go back to that, I didn't get this far just to get this far. It's also 123 months of having faith and trust in God no matter what. I know I can't change the world but I can certainly try to inspire and motivate those that are seeking that change and taking steps to being clean and sober themselves. It's one of the things I take really serious in my life. I don't just say that I'm clean and sober, I also live a clean and sober life by actions and finding the strength and will power to say no to alcohol as well as being strong enough to be around it without having any cravings. So here is to 123 months of being clean and sober. Now time to take a shot: A shot at another day to be able to see, feel, touch, taste and smell. A shot at inspiring /motivating others to change for the better. A shot to see things with clarity A shot to new a better person than I was yesterday. A shot to break certain negative cycles that hinder me from my growth in life. A shot to face my fears and do things that are out of my comfort zone. Most importantly, A shot to be thankful and grateful that I'm not where I used to be nor am I the person that I once was. #motivationmonday #anniversary #cleanandsober #thatsoberlife #soberliving #thesoberlife #alwayshumble #livingmybestlife #dontneedalcoholtohaveagoodtime #stayfocused #staypositive #mevsme #olgajane #inspire #motivate #faith #hope #trust
I had an emotionally taxing day yesterday. Call it pregnancy hormones 🤰 call it having to adult 🙅🏻‍♀️ call it life 🌎 call it a potent mix of all the above! Nevertheless, yesterday....I chose to give in to it and I allowed it to bring me down. ⁣ ⁣ And now, it’s Monday. But it’s a NEW day and I ultimately have a CHOICE of how I want to live it! ⁣ ⁣ Today.....I choose joy 💗 I choose gratitude 💗 I choose to focus on all the positive things I have in my life 💗⁣ ⁣ And I’m choosing to send some of this love to you today 💕💕💕😘⁣ ⁣ #ichoosejoy#ichoosegratitude#ichoosehappiness#ichoosetohaveagoodday ⁣ ⁣
Alcohol used to be fun for me, that is until I realized that I was an alcoholic. I don't drink the same way as a social drinker, although I want to believe I can, I can't do it anymore, it stopped working for me. . #codependency #alanon #recovery #addiction #codependency #alanon #recovery #addiction #12stepprogram #godswillnotmine #gratitude #AA #thesoberlife #sober #drugfree #sobriety #clean #soberlife #odaat #addiction #recovery #hope #inspiration #strength #alternative #transformation #truth #smile #picoftheday #bestoftheday #quotes #serenity #clean .
Another fresh weekend! 😇 —————————————————- The talent tonight at @urdanglondon was unreal, made me miss dancing so much! 💃🏼😟 #dancers #urdangacademy #dancerslondon #contemporary #commercial #jazz #tap #musicaltheatre #singing #freshweekends #londonlife #thesoberlife #soberweekends #feelingfresh #clearhead #untilnextweek #fashion #londonfashion #outfitinspo #outfitideas #smartcasual
It’s hard to believe that 12 years ago to the day was the start of my recovery journey and my first day intentionally sober. It was the start of a new life and I couldn’t have imagined how expansive it would become. I have so many heroes 🦸‍♀️ 🦸‍♂️ — the sober IG crew and authors galore, mental health advocates, family, friends, and MYSELF. Thank you all for your love and support over the years. . . . It’s so bizarre — last night I was reflecting on my NYC experience of being whisked to a hospital outside of Madison Square Garden and coming to the next morning completely disoriented, terrified, and ashamed. I don’t think I *ever* could have imagined that life could be this beautiful. That I would have a recovery that was inclusive of multiple pathways. That I would not only live booze-free, but evangelize the lifestyle. 12 years, wow. . . My sobriety is in junior high! 😂
I refuse to be dragged into nonsense, I refuse to argue with a stubborn person, I refuse to let my ego lead me. If you want to be miserable, go ahead by all means but you are not going to take me down with you. I am too sober for this shit. . #codependency #alanon #recovery #addiction #codependency #alanon #recovery #addiction #12stepprogram #godswillnotmine #gratitude #AA #thesoberlife #sober #drugfree #sobriety #clean #soberlife #odaat #addiction #recovery #hope #inspiration #strength #alternative #transformation #truth #smile #picoftheday #bestoftheday #quotes #serenity #clean .
81 Months Sober Today. I was only reminded of how long it’s been since I touched a drink or drug today by a tag on Facebook. One of my homies from the hood I grew up in posted a pic of him, our homie Marquis, my brother, and myself. I had a bottle in my hand in the photo, and for a brief moment became slightly agitated, as most of my friends from the past know not to tag me in reminders of the shit that almost killed me, and that I battle one day at a time to overcome. When I clicked on the post, I then realized that It was a post about Quis, who’s life was cut short today from that life that almost cut my own short. I’ve seen so many friends and family swallowed whole over the years by the game, the booze, and the drugs. I then had a deep sense of sadness for Quis and his loved ones, but also a deep sense of gratitude that I got outta the madness when I did. Even in death, for those of our tribe who don’t make it out, serve a deep and grand purpose. It’s a reminder that helps save the rest of our lives and souls. Thank you for some good memories and another push in my recovery Quis. Rest In Peace...and One Love. 🖤✨ #5uve5star #thesoberlife #retiredblackoutartist #sober #drugfree #sobriety #clean #soberlife #soberaf #alternative #pma #gratitude #hope #ripquis
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