There's a fair bit of stretching on the Insanity DVDs. There's a recovery day where the whole session is pretty much yoga type stuff (after a few thigh-burners).
And throughout the normal DVDs there's plenty of stretching too. Today's session was called 'Pure Cardio' followed by 'Cardio Abs'. Core strength is good for injury prevention; I'm hoping if I survive the 60 day program, I'll be a better, stronger, runner.
I had to mop the dining room floor when I finished because it was just covered in pools of sweat.
I've an A.A. meeting tonight too, which I'm going to have to drag myself along to, because I'm knackered!
Stick with it all - I'm still managing to my drinking in moderation and haven't had a hangover in months now!
Well done, Trigger, but being an alkie, I can't see the point in drinking in moderation. What's a couple of drinks going to do for me? I'm definitely an all or nothing person! On on-line recovery forums an oft discussed topic is "If they invented a pill that would allow you to drink like a normal person, would you take it?" I would, but only if I could get shit-faced every night with no consequences and everyone would still love me!
On the running front, I'm in the same camp as BWF and I've injured myself with Insanity. I'm not sure what happened, but my calf just tightened up, was painful and didn't feel right, so I've taken a few days off the exercise. I'll have another go today. Right now I hear Mrs EDI jumping around the dining room, so she's obviously on the Insanity.
I'm sure Insanity is designed for fit 20-somethings, rather than middle-aged types like meself.
Hope everyone is enjoying the bank holiday weekend; despite the rain!
its just a pain in the but getting to an AA, and the daytime ones in my town seem to be for females only, for mixed and males, itsfinishes at 10pm and my last bus is at 11pm. Still no excuse, I will go at some point.
If you can get to a meeting, speak to the chairman and ask if someone can give you a lift home. Someone will.
And someone once told me that if I wanted to recover from my alcoholism, I should be prepared to go to any lengths to do so. It's a good attitude to have. I used to go to any lengths to get booze (I've even lied and stolen to get it), so I tried to apply that 'any lengths' mentality to getting and staying sober.
If you tell me the area where you live, I'll let you know if the day time meetings are 'women's only'. I'd be surprised if they were, there's not many women's only meetings around.
Somehow got to find the motivation of pushing the booze and training forward now, were already talking about new year though.
Sinbad, one thing to be aware of is that will power generally never seems to be much good when it comes to alcoholics and stopping drinking. Of course will power is involved, but it's not good for a long term solution. Why? Because it fails us, mate. I once got three months sober using will power; it wasn't much fun; and then I cracked and drank, just like you did after the 12 days.
Staying sober using will power is a bit like Japanese water torture. We feel restless, irritable, discontented; anxious; and that little voice in our heads is saying, "Hey, a drink would sort that out! A drink would sort that out". Eventually we cave in - maybe we just plan to drink a few to take the edge off it, but once we start drinking we crave for more and we've got to get the job finished.
The secret (it's not really) to long term sobriety is to try and feel comfortable in our own skin. If we have some measure of internal peace, we haven't got those feelings that drive us to drink.
I found my solution to getting some measure of peace through A.A.'s 12 Steps and I can honestly say that I don't obsess about alcohol anymore at all. The problem is just gone.