My recent health check came back all good. A generally balanced diet (I’m quite partial to chocolate!) along with steering clear of booze is my lifestyle and my body is thanking me for it.
I’ve had a good life so far (with many more good years to come, I hope!). During my student years, my body began to tolerate more and more alcohol, probably because it got used to the toxins I was putting in my body. Even then, I don’t think I was ‘abusing’ alcohol a such. I just enjoyed a social drink and when it was burger and beer night or pound a pint at the Student’s Union, my bank balance was screaming out to me to take advantage. I’d have been a fool not to…
I never used to get hangovers either. Not really. If I’d really gone to town with my friends (usually if the pound at pint at the Union led to a club afterwards…), I might get the ‘5 0’clock blues’ the next day but I was always up for 9 am lectures (more often than not anyway!). Or there was the occasional hair of the dog!
So why no booze now? Well I’m not a recovering alcoholic… When we found out we were pregnant, I knocked my few glasses of red on the head at the weekend. During labour my liver took a battering due to HELLP syndrome and I decided not to put it through anymore. Then I just got out of the ‘habit’ of drinking alcohol. I began to prefer a nice mug of hot chocolate in the winter months and herbal teas in the summer months.
At a wedding, I drank to the toast and had a couple of mixers but didn’t really enjoy them. Not like I used to. I enjoyed myself but felt I had gone beyond the social drinking.
So I stopped.
I just got out of the habit. My purse is slightly heavier, although I can always find something else to spend the money on! And the hangovers are obsolete. Joy of joys! Why do we do that to ourselves?! It seems like such a good idea at the time!
I’ve found my personal balance 🙂 Have you found your balance? Have you had a health check? I’d love to hear in the comments below. Or tweet me @AllSortsHere