Things I’m doing because I’m sober

To keep the perspective fresh I want to document things I’ve done over the month of January that I would not have done if I was not sober.

1. I did 23 workouts! Yep! I did. 23 days of 31 I was physically improving myself. I did 6 yoga classes, 6 gym workouts with weights and a bunch of walks and bike rides. I did the sauna two times. This month I’m going for 26 workouts. And I’m upping the number of weight lifting workouts and saunas.

2. I cooked at home almost every night, with the exception of the trip to California. I ate at home and cooked healthy meals. This resulted in me losing over 10 pounds.

3. I did not sit around drinking alcohol. I did not smoke one cigarette. I woke up feeling amazing almost every single day!

4. I painted! I painted for more than 10 hours this month. I want to paint 10 hours a week, but it was an improvement! I don’t paint much when I drink. But I’ve been painting and increasing my painting time and I am really enjoying it. Here is a painting I am working on, it’s a long way from done, but it’s my theme- self portraits of the journey I’m on.

5. I am more present with the boys and my hubby. More engaged. More happy. I feel better overall…

6. We went to church most Sundays. This is new to this family. I was always nursing a hangover so we’ve never gone. This is a wonderful new part of my new life!

Excited to see what February brings with my second month of sobriety and loving my new life!


  • Lose 8 pounds
  • Work out 26 days
  • Yoga -8 classes
  • Lift Weights -12 days
  • Increase cardio/walks to 30 minutes to 1 hour
  • Cook more greens. Try to have greens at every meal
  • paint 6-10 hours per week
  • Try cryotherapy for pain and weight loas
  • Get two massages this month
  • Daily-Meditate and morning routine of journaling/blogging and deep breathing
  • Get to church every Sunday with the family

What are your big goals for February?


Published by lisamarie2015

I just turned 50 and am ready to make 2020 the year of major change for myself and my family! I am a realtor, an artist and a fitness lover. I am ready to tackle some of those difficult things in life that seem to get put off and put off and see where this new road of focus and intention takes me.

8 thoughts on “Things I’m doing because I’m sober

  1. Goodness that’s a load of success this month and some great goals for the next month. You’ve spurred me on to thinking about my goals for Feb. I’ll hit 3 months sober in middle of Feb and my 100 day target. I’m not sure I’ll have as many goals as you but I’m putting my thinking cap on right now 😁
    Fab positive post .. love it 😊
    Claire x

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  2. Enjoyed reading your post! You are inspiring and off to an amazing start. Your motivating me to be more intentional about my goal setting! 🙂

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