I’m a fairly healthy person.
I exercise regularly, I avoid junk food as much as possible (although hot chips are my downfall) and I do all the regular health checks.
Let me just adjust my halo!
Actually, let me take that halo off because I’m certainly no angel.
That was definitely the case with drinking.
I loved white wine (a New Zealand savvy blanc was my fave) and, unfortunately, I loved it a little too much.
“I’m doing all the healthy things, wine is my one vice,” I would tell myself and anyone who would listen.
I saw it as a treat; a way to reward myself for all my healthy living.
Is it really a treat?
It seems like such a strange way to justify taking something that was clearly not doing me any favours.
It would be like putting a bit of poison on the plants in my garden to give them a ‘treat’ every now and again.
While I’m not much of a green thumb, I do give my plants enough care to ensure they stay alive (well most of them at least).
I certainly would never then turn around a splash on a bit of poison to ‘treat’ them for all the good plant care I provided.
Yet that was what I was doing to my own body.
Yes, I was eating well, exercising, trying to get enough sleep.
Then I’d turn around and pour a toxic substance into my body.
Questioning my beliefs
It’s only when I started questioning the way I drank that I began to re-examine my belief that wine was a ‘treat’.
I also questioned other long-held beliefs I had around alcohol, which is how I finally changed the way that I drank.
As an alcohol mindset coach I now use this same method to support other women who, like me, are using wine (or champagne or G&Ts … ) as their treat.
If you want to know more you can reply to this email or book in for a free 30-minute discussion call where I can explain how it works.