Que b🤫a opção voltar a pegar na Bike.
Numa semana assombrada de más sensações físicas. Talvez devido ao excesso de treino ou má programação do mesmo.
Decidi dar uma pausa ao treino que tenho vindo a seguir. E simplesmente pedalar em busca de boas sensações!
E se foi BOM voltar á idilica cascata da cabreia e aos vales do rio mau.🚵♂️😌😉
Mais um passo a caminho do Pisão Extreme. #liveyouradventure#btt#recovery#cascatadacabreia#severdovouga#portugal🇵🇹❤️
Today marks a decade of living clean. My, how different my life is today than it was 10 years ago. There are many aspects of my life that simply would not be the same without a 12 step program, the patience of many people, a lot of work, and a loving guidance I choose to call God. Addiction is about so much more than alcohol or drugs or will power. And recovery is about so much more than putting those things down. There is not enough words to express the depths of my gratitude that I get to live this life, but I’ll never stop trying to live my life on a way that says thank you. Grateful.
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We need to do better. Body positivity has become a safe space for many people including myself, but we need to do better.
We need to do a better job of advocating for fat women. We see fat women in bikinis and say “if they can do it, so can I.” “If she can run a marathon, anybody can.” This is a problematic attitude. Fat women are athletes. Mothers. Lovers. Friends. Scientists. Professors. Nutritionists. Coaches. Actors. Artists. The way a person’s body looks has no bearing on their grit, determination, personality, or worth.
While insecurities, eating disorders, body dysmorphia, and a slew of other negative self-related thoughts are extremely valid & important, fat women are simply fat. Yet, they fight for their bodies to be seen. We give them praises for being brave while they are simply being. We profit off of their struggles in order to make ourselves feel good. Fat women of color began the body positive movement as a way to showcase the fat female body as one to be acknowledged and celebrated.
We hear comments in our own friend groups and families: “they shouldn’t be wearing that”, “nobody wants to see that”. We don’t say anything because the conversations are too hard to have. We need to do better. We need to stand up for the fat women who walk throughout each day while their bodies are ridiculed, fetishized, and pressured. We need to advocate that being fat is ok. Being fat doesn’t make you morally bad. Fat is not a bad word. Being fat doesn’t mean that you can’t have a stable relationship. Being fat doesn’t mean that you can’t wear that. Being fat is simply being fat. We need to stop calling fat women brave for being in their bodies. We need to allow them to be and L I S T E N to their words. Fat women shouldn’t be seen as “brave” for showing their bodies. When we say this, we reinforce the idea that fat women shouldn’t be seen in certain scenarios where a thin, able-bodied woman wouldn’t think twice about being in.
It’s a cycle.
We need to do better.
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when they put you in corral A but you’re not racing the half 🥴 running my first half marathon tomorrow...5 full marathons later 😂 no time goal (any time will be a PR lmao). only goal is to HAVE FUN with rahul and run through the place i called home for 4 years 🐻
almost switched to the 5K. i’m tired. 100% expecting my full marathon half split to be faster than tomorrow’s race. and i’m ok with that 😂
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Your failures only define you if you let them. To fail is to live and learn. A lack of success here and there doesn’t mean it’s all over and you should give up, unless that’s what you let it become. Make the choice to turn flounderings into motivation. All of your shortcomings are defined by you, not the other way around.❉・
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I love teaching people about time.
We think we’ve mastered it haven’t we?!
The truth is if you are consistent with your days and with connecting to yourself (we can call this self care) - then your body will take care of you at night. Therefore resulting in deep restorative sleeps.
Let me break this down:
If you eat around the same time daily
Eat clean whole food
Exercise throughout your day and not overly late I to the evening
Add in some meditation to learn how to shut off the auto pilot we are all working on and allow for more creativity
Your body will thank you for all of this overnight.
Each organ had a circadian rhythm. A time in the night where it is able to detox itself.
𝐈𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐥𝐲 𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟 𝐩𝐨𝐨𝐫 𝐟𝐨𝐨𝐝𝐬, 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐚 𝐡𝐮𝐠𝐞 𝐫𝐨𝐥𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐨𝐫𝐠𝐚𝐧𝐬 𝐝𝐞𝐭𝐨𝐱 𝐨𝐧 𝐚 𝐝𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐲 𝐛𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐬.
Take that opportunity to allow yourself to get out of your head- and feel and experience a connection to yourself.
Choose good whole foods - they do exist and there are always good options.
Care for the mechanism you live in - that beautiful body of yours.
These three key players alone are life changing. They just seem ‘too easy.’
Often we are looking for someone else to ‘fix’ these things for us. I always love to help facilitate, however it is the individual who needs to start the daily digging of progression!
New oil burner, sitting in the corner on the top of my newly painted bedside shelf - painted white so it’s like it’s invisible because the walls are white too.
We used to use the diffuser but it makes the smells too strong and we don’t like it anymore. And the cats don’t like it and we want the cats to sleep on the bed with us. The smell is more subtle from this and the light from the candle through the holes can make us feel safe, just like the electric diffuser light does. And if it goes out we have the diffuser just for the light as spare.
Nights are getting harder and harder as surgery looms on the horizon (we don’t fear the surgery itself, but the hospital stay). The nightmares have begun already and it’s only November - 3 this week. One really bad one.
The intensely real ones are back. Ones where we can’t quite always distinguish what was in a dream and what really happened.
It’s very confusing in the headspace and it’s causing confusion about the outside world too. Partly as our work towards co-con had to be put on pause - it was becoming overwhelming. Too many parts emerging that we didn’t know about - “I” have a kind of rudimentary knowledge of the system, but it became all too “real” for a while.
And then all this crazy real life shit erupted and the psychiatry and meds change happened... and we had a freak out because we went full disclosure with the psychiatrist (obvs because we are many things but we aren’t stupid) but some of what we told her got fed back to our GP who didn’t know and we got scared she’d be mad at us... anyway... it’s all a lot and we’re struggling to keep up. So, back to basics.
What would DBT say?
Do. What. Works.
Self-soothe and ride it out. Get through the hard nights and don’t let the insomnia take hold.
Focus inwards. Mindfulness of body and emotion. Communicate and ask for help when needed. Boundaries and safety are number 1.
So we got this.
And it will help - we feel safer at night with a light on, and this one is pretty and also soft so it doesn’t hurt our sore eyes and sore head (med withdrawal). And we got a cooling eye mask for the headaches and eyes and for relaxing. We’re doing our very best.
Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well. -Theodore Roosevelt
If you’re doing the sober thing and it seems like nobody cares, I do. I’m proud of you and I’ll always be rooting for you.
Have a lovely Saturday everyone!
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Don’t tolerate what you don’t deserve. Pain gets me stronger. Don’t get stuck somewhere you don’t belong. I’m fueled with brookies 🤫 I get a full day off today probably will be spent cuddling with Dobby in bed, just havin fun even though I’m on antibiotics again 🥳
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What’s your favorite way to let your “you”ness shine?
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Take time to listen to those who you care about.
Reach out to others and if one person fails you, don’t give up. You deserve to be heard.
There is validation in being understood, that you aren’t alone in your struggles
If anyone ever needs someone to chat with I’m here to listen and I’d love to have some friends in the recovery community ❣️
— 12 YEARS CLEAN OFF CRYSTAL —
Looking back at how I got clean, I really wish I did it differently. Maybe I wouldn’t have had to struggle and torture myself with alcohol these past 12 years. But it happened how it was supposed to, I guess. .
When I was using, I was in a tumultuous relationship with a boyfriend for three years. I had no idea at the time, but he was an alcoholic. We did blow together. He only found out I was doing meth long after we started our romance. Ha! Romance! More like punk rock drug and booze mayhem. But anyway, I digress. .
One night he realized how far gone I was. He got mad at me and told me I was addicted. Holes already burned in my brain from the meth, I nonchalantly responded, “No, I’m not.” Then he asked if I’d ever tried to stop. The strange thing is that the thought of stopping never even occurred to me. I had never tried to stop. .
The next couple of months, I would try to quit on my own here and there. Sometimes reducing my dose, or trying to skip a day or two. But I don’t think I really took it seriously. When I finally got kicked out of my parents house and was living on my own, Gd sent me three signs that it was time to stop. You can think that was the meth talking, but honest to Gd, three separate events occurred that I saw as a message to quit. .
When my boyfriend was over one night, I told him I had finished my stash and was done. He said, “you know what helps me get off blow is to drink - like a lot.” So yeah. When I tell you I got off meth the wrong way. I really did. And probably became an alcoholic simultaneously. I jumped from crystal to bourbon and sleeping pills. My logic was to sleep through the withdrawals. .
Soon after, I got a gig working on a major network comedy competition show. I threw myself into work. Six days a week I was on one show, then picked up a seventh day on another set. I was working nonstop for I think four months. Then I relapsed. That was my first real attempt at quitting meth, and whatever I did obviously did not work. . .
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On the days where you feel especially uncertain and restless about things to come, hold onto grace. Grace is glorious unmerited favor that is valuable right here, where you are, when you are waiting for things to fall in place. And you might not feel like you are worthy of it, because of all of the things in the past that have fallen a part, but that is not what grace is about. Grace meets you right where you are on the journey, and it takes a childlike faith to believe it is real.
If you have ever found yourself in a place where things have gotten so out of control that you do not feel worthy of solace or peace, know that this is exactly the place where grace meets you, and reminds you that none of the chaos you are experiencing can pull you away from being led where you need to be. If anything, let it be a reminder that you are still learning and growing in the way that you were meant to, and everything that is happening here is preparing you for the unknowns ahead.
And I understand that this can be a terrifying thought. Your thoughts about the unknowns that lie ahead are entirely capable of keeping you up at night. But they are also capable of showing you how to embrace the mystery, how to be okay with changing things, and making the most of where you are. ✨✨✨ #edrecovery#mentalhealthawareness#mentalhealth#mentalhealthwarriors#recovery