Early recovery from drugs and alcohol was weird. Long before sobriety, I became very familiar with a “quick fix” lifestyle. I had a quick fix for every problem in my life, and it always involved drugs and alcohol.
Now sober, I was forced to feel feelings and think thoughts again. I couldn’t escape anymore, because my vehicle had been removed. The things that took me away were no longer there. I was able to see how much I had been avoiding in life, and just how immature I had become. When I got sober, I felt like I was hunched over and hiding from life. After a while of “not running anymore” I began to feel my posture return. This process of feeling and practicing acceptance was very important for me. I slowly came out of the dark, and gradually postured up again.
In a twelve step program, you learn “tools” for recovery to keep you on a healthy path and away from the arms of our addiction. I learned the difference between working on things and trying to fix them. My feelings and thoughts do not need to be “fixed.” They need to be addressed and sometimes, they need to be worked on. It’s nice to not feel like I need to “fix” myself. I just have a few things to work on.
Have a great day!
WORKOUT OF THE WEEK
Body Weight Mayhem
A1.Body weight squats- 3 sets x 12 reps A2.Pushups- 3 sets x 10 reps A3.Pullups- 3 sets x 6-8 reps A4.Reverse Lunges- 3 sets x 10 reps each leg A5.Inverted Row- 3 sets x 10-12 reps A6.Lateral Lunges- 3 sets x 8 each side A7.Depth Pushups- 3 sets x 8 reps A8.Inverted Skullcrusher- 3 sets x 8-12 reps Rest Period: 2-3 mins between rounds This is a giant set. Complete 1 set and move to the next exercise until you complete all exercises, then rest.
Workout provided by: Juan Martinez at West Texas Strength Training Facility
Contact Juan at firstname.lastname@example.org