HI!! I’m feeling really great today, and really inspired, so I wanted to blog about it. I’ve listened to a couple podcasts today and they really got my spiritual energy flowing. My heart feels energized.
I’m so proud of myself lately. I’ve been working my butt off to reach my fitness goals. I was looking back at pictures from when I first had Olivia and comparing them to myself now, and O-M-G. Little by little I slowly worked back to looking and feeling like my pre-pregnancy self. I’m not quite there yet, but I can say, I feel great! I feel my best when I eat well and workout. The eating has actually been incredibly easy. Because when I eat good food I feel good, and when I eat bad food I feel bad. So why not just eat good food? Makes sense to me. Also when I have a goal in my mind, that’s really the only thing I see. It’s like tunnel vision. It may take me awhile to get there but I get there, always.
Another subject that’s been on my mind on and off is consuming alcohol. It’s something that’s always been part of my life since I was 18/19 years old. I’ve definitely had my problems with it. I was basically an alcoholic in my early/mid 20’s. Luckily, I was able to turn that around and drink a little more responsibly. At some point I developed a love for craft beer. I loved trying new beer and visiting breweries, and I still do currently. In my early thirties, I was kind of getting tired of always feeling like I had to drink every weekend to have fun. And I was especially tired of being hungover. I had felt that way for a few years but didn’t actually do anything to change it. Then, something changed once I had my daughter. I still wanted to drink, but it wasn’t the same. I’d drink some tasters here and there, and I enjoyed that. But actually getting any kind of buzz just didn’t appeal to me anymore. And it still doesn’t.
Me and my husband try new beer all the time, but we share a beer and that’s all we have. The moment I start to get any kind of buzz I’m ready to be done. Feeling that way just doesn’t serve me anymore. And feeling hungover really doesn’t serve me anymore. I love feeling in my right mind. It make me feel my best. I have the most energy. Being drunk brings that energy WAY down. I am SO not my highest self when I drink. And I’m so glad I’ve finally been able to realize that and act on it. I think I’ve been drunk maybe twice in 2 years? But I’ve been hungover a handful of times, because even if I don’t get hammered, if I have more than 3 pints in a night I’m actually hungover the next day. And that, to me, really isn’t worth it! haha!
When we consume alcohol I feel it’s because we are trying to mask something or fill a void in our lives. Or we want connection with people and it’s the only way we know how. I know when I think of myself and alcohol, I was 100% filling a void in my life, years ago. Now I do it more for social aspects (connection) and for trying new beer, because that’s always fun.
Sure, maybe there will be some rare occasions where I get drunk again. But for now I’m listening to my body, and what serves me, and what makes me feel my highest self. Consuming too much alcohol does not. And that’s perfectly ok! 🙂 It makes room in my life for other things that raise my energy and make me feel my best. And I’m all about that.
I actually just listened to a great podcast about this topic, after I had wrote this. Look up Highest Self Podcast with Sahara Rose. She has one called, Why I don’t drink. She has some great insight on the subject of alcohol not serving her.
That’s my two sense on alcohol and it’s role in my life at the moment. I’m not completely quitting drinking but I consume very little now a days. I’m sure at some point I’ll just naturally be done with it.
Is there anything in your life that’s not serving you? If so, what can you do to change it?
Get rid of things that don’t serve you, to make room for the things that do 🙂