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THEN: Alcohol & food to make me feel better vs. NOW: Topo Chico & healthy food quantities to make me feel better. . PLUS an amazing support system, my daily vitamins, and adequate self reflection. . I never saw myself as someone who was eating & drinking their feelings all the time. I felt as beautiful then as I feel now. . But so much has changed on the inside that led to this change: ✔don't hold others responsible for my feelings ✔cut out people who bring negativity ✔honesty with myself and others when things bother me or upset me ✔owning my actions and apologizing ✔reminders to be grateful . If you want what I got you know where to find me. ❤❤❤❤ . . . . #sober #soberaf #soberissexy #sobermovement #soberliving #sobrietygangster #retiredblackoutartist #staysober #soberisbetter #mysoberjourney #soberjourney #sobriety #feelgood #recovery #noalcohol #odaat #healthy #healthyliving #weightloss #change #freedom #acceptance #myhealthjourney #myweightlossjourney #beforeandafter #transformation

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anxiouslysober. I had this idea for something that I thought would not only be therape

I had this idea for something that I thought would not only be therapeutic but also kind of fun. And while I was figuring out what I want to say it was eye opening. So the idea is to do a comparison of who you thought you were drinking and why you liked them and who you have become, or are becoming, on your #soberjourney. Here's mine. . . . The girl on the left appeared to be so confident. She could talk to anyone about anything and be comfortable in the most crowded rooms. She thrived on being around people and she could make friends with anyone. But she had a secret. She wasn't always this person. She had to have a hefty dose of liquid courage. Her friends never knew her as anything different because she was rarely sober when she around anyone else besides her immediate family. Every weekend she was this super girl who seemed to be loved by everyone. Everyone but herself. Secretly, she despised who she was. Inside she was insecure and unsure about every decision she made about her life. When she wasn't with her friends and drinking she was almost like a shell of herself. She didnt know who she was. . . . The girl on the right? She's still just as unsure as the girl on the left was about almost every decision she makes about her life. Except now, shes not drowning those fears in liquid courage. Shes trying to bring those fears out, embrace them, and find courage within herself to be that carefree girl that she once was without the alcohol. And that has got to be the most terrifying yet rewarding journey she has ever foregone. #carefree

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I’m reflecting.... it’s incredible how much your life can change for the better when you finally decide enough is enough. When you finally decide to be kind to yourself and realize you deserve better. • • It’s snowing here in Maryland. A little over two weeks ago, it would have been the perfect excuse to stay inside and just drink. I would probably sit on my couch and dwell on all the reasons I have to feel sorry for myself. • • But today, at 15 days of #sobriety, I’m studying and snuggling my sweet son on the couch and watching my favorite: Judge Judy 😎 i wouldn’t trade this for anything. #sober #soberaf #sobrietyrocks #soberjourney #sobrietyjourney #sobermom #sobermoms #sobersisters #sobermomtribe #alcoholfree #sobermovement #soberevolution #soberlife #soberlifestyle #soberwomen #sobercommunity #sobernation #soberfun #sobersquad #soberisbetter #soberasfuck

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Holiday Mondays are made for tea, good reads, and incredibly comfy clothes. • • • #WhiteHotTruth #DanielleLaporte @daniellelaporte • • • From one seeker to another ❤🙏 • • • I am in LOVE with these leggings from @shesgotleggzz 😍 silky soft, gorgeous material, thick, high waist, NOT SEE THROUGH!! I've always been a lover of leggings and I have several pairs, but none of them quite stack up to the quality on these ones. Ladies, you need to grab yourself a pair asap. • • • #ModernDating101 #LoveThemCurves #LeggingsArePants #LeggingsLove #MondayVibes #SelfHelpJunkie #SpiritualGangsta #TruthSeeker #spiritualblogger

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"Quit being so hard on yourself, you're killing it," - my therapist ❤❤❤ _________________________________ Apparently I'm not so nice to myself?? Today, I found myself repeating over and over "I can't," "I dont," "I wish I wasn't...." "I should," ....damn! No matter how well I'm doing I still find ways to crap all over myself. Not literally, but you get the point! 💩 _________________________________ Today I'm reminded to keep track of the good things I'm doing & what I'm working on: ✔ Sobriety ✔ Mental Health ✔ Surviving Divorce ✔ Owning my own business ✔ Being kind & thoughtful ✔ Helping others ✔ Healthy lifestyle _________________________________ All of this I'm doing great at AND that's enough for today. Could I be working out? Yes.Do I need to beat myself up about it? No. . Could I grow my business faster? Yes. Is slow growth okay, too? Yes! . Will my debt go away overnight? Of course not, but I'm blessed to have the oopportunities to have control over my income. _________________________________ As positive as I try to be, this exercise was helpful in helping me see that it's not necessary to beat myself up over not being perfect. I'm doing great. And I would guess you are, too! _________________________________ . . . . #sober #soberaf #SOBERISSEXY #sobermovement #soberlife #soberliving #sobersuperstar #alcoholfree #retiredblackoutartist #soberchicks #day289 #sobergangster #sobriety #support #silverlining #soberriot #sobrietygangster #soberselfie #selfie #healthylife #noalcohol #soberchicks #blondes #soberblonde #soberishealthy  #mysoberjourney #soberjourney #freedom #acceptance #change

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theprettybalancedlife. My transformation goes far beyond physical. 8 months ago, today, I beg

My transformation goes far beyond physical. 8 months ago, today, I began my sober journey. At the time I was so desperate to get out of the girl on the left's skin; her thoughts, behaviors, and outlook on life weren't me. I had no idea who "me" was, and I thought my only way out was a life diluted by alcohol, drugs, and other self destructive behaviors. . . I had tried time and time again to make a change but wasn't willing to fulling submit myself to a better way of living out of fear. . . Fast forward 8 months to me on the right. That's the real me; full of hope and determination to stay loyal to my true self. To turn away from those things and behaviors that only caused my mental health to spiral out of control. . . Today I CHOOSE to put my faith in something bigger than myself. Today I have a 12 step program in my life, which is teaching me spiritual discipline, and I have a health and wellness tribe of other ladies who show up for each other every day. We hold each other accountable and lift one another up when we feel like we can barely hold ourselves up. . . If you got this far, then maybe you too are looking for a community to inspire you and help encourage you through your own journey. If you are looking for help and want a group of women to help you on the day to day stuff to keep your mind and body healthy then shoot me a message and we can discuss your goals - together ❤💞 . . . . #transformational #findingcommunity #findyourtribe #findingpeace #findinghappiness #soberlove #soberjourney

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rhi.purpose. Not to be an ass on this “Thirsty Thursday” but if you haven’t ever gi

Not to be an ass on this “Thirsty Thursday” but if you haven’t ever given up alcohol before, don’t tell me how easy it is and that you wouldn’t have any issues (especially when you haven’t done it for longer than a month or so). I’m talking to the people who I watch throw back booze like its water but insist they’re not addicted. If that’s true? You’re a badass but I can almost promise you with the utmost certainty, even if you do it, you will have a newfound respect for life and how cognizant you have to be to live life fully present...dealing with every emotion and feeling ALL the things. We never numb. We never escape. We feel. We heal. We survived. We now thrive. It changes you. You mature. You grow. It’s not always easy but it’s 100% worth the lifestyle change. So please don’t be a douche and downplay REAL RECOVERY OR SOBRIETY when you haven’t experienced it. . #purposelysober #recovery #alcoholculture #sober #sobriety #soberaf #soberglow #soberissexy #soberisbetter #soberevolution #soberwomen #sobermovement #sobermom #sobercoach #soberjourney #sobertribe #boozefree #sobernation

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stacycr8simply. 23 days grieving my friends Amaretto & Wine. Who knew many of my favor

23 days grieving my friends Amaretto & Wine. Who knew many of my favorite celebrities were living this lifestyle change too? #reducingtoxinsonedayatatime #harderthanitlooks #theysayitwillbeworthit #soberjourney

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jac_queen_linn. Some days are hard, not gonna lie (most of the days are hard, just bei

Some days are hard, not gonna lie (most of the days are hard, just being honest) but even though I’m in the midst of this battle of sobriety, I know that God is with me. I truly have had a life changing experience and I have faith that my journey has finally changed its course. A road to long term recovery and a new life that I’m excited for but still scared deep inside. The scars will always be here but I pray that I’ll have no more “battle wounds” and eventually these scars will just serve as a reminder to what I’ve been through. They won’t carry the pain that I go through with today... #GodIsGood #soberjourney 👣

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lequeenvii. If i were made of words this article on @thetemper is like holding up

If i were made of words this article on @thetemper is like holding up a mirror... I often wonder where do I fit and where are my people! Can anyone relate to my choice and my recovery?? Just knowing something wasn't right... And knowing I needed and wanted to take a chance and change. I was poisoning my spirit. I'm getting better. And it's nice to know I'm not alone. Thankfor sharing!!!! #soberjourney #soberevolution #hipsobriety #nakedmind #teetotaler #drylife #youcannotunlearn #soberaf

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oilymamainc. Talk about uprooting deep seated emotions...this blend is magical.

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Talk about uprooting deep seated emotions...this blend is magical. Anytime you need to literally release... this is the one for you! So happy to have this in my wellness arsenal 🖤

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here_she_grows. ...and neither is yours. ⬇️
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I took a break from Insta for about a w

...and neither is yours. ⬇️ 📲 I took a break from Insta for about a week. I found myself getting irritated by people who follow me, like 2 or 3 posts, DM me telling me how great my feed is & how much they are ‘inspired’ by my page...only to try to get me to sign up for their coaching program, fitness products or beauty regimes. When I politely decline they unfollow or block me. 📲 Aside from being annoyed at how fake that is, I began to really question what the hell I am doing spending time on here. Is it because I need the likes for my self esteem? How ‘real’ is any of it? 📲 I use my page to talk about my journey with mental illness & wellness as well as sobriety. Being that I follow #mentalhealthadvocates and #soberpeople (and maybe 5% of people I actually know) I mostly use this platform as a virtual support group. I’m able to talk about things that most people seem to be uncomfortable discussing in real life because of #stigma. And I follow people who are on similar paths. That is what is real. 📲 Ultimately the #supportive people I interact with are worth dealing with the annoying people who are just trying to build their own following. And to be clear, I don’t have a problem with people trying to sell, I have a problem when they’re fake about it. Just ask me straight up, don’t give me the fake flattery. 📲 Rant over. I came back cause I miss all the rockstar people that #inspire me on my #soberjourney. And no, I don’t need the likes for my self esteem, but comments of support do make me feel less alone. ❤️ #virtualsupport #encouragment #wearetheluckyones #togetherwerise #mentalhealthawarness #mentalhealthsupport #mentalillnessstigma #addictionstigma #soberissexy #soberlife #alcoholfree #socialmediabreak #youareworthyoflove #perfectly_imperfect #imaworkinprogress #hereshegrows

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recoverurself.dani. When I'm gone, I never want it to be said that I went halfway...
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When I'm gone, I never want it to be said that I went halfway... I want to be known for diving in head first and for loving fully. 🔥 Let it be said that I went full throttle or not at all -no half in and half out, 🎶 "do the hokey-pokey and turn yourself around" 🎶 🔥 For me it's all or nothing; be all in, or get all out 🔥

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If you get quiet enough to listen, all the answers you’re searching for are within you 💫 #bestillandknow

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findingjoyinthislife. We can find #joy in the most unexpected places. We just have to keep o

We can find #joy in the most unexpected places. We just have to keep our eyes open. 👀 #soberjourney #sober #soberaf #sobriety #alcoholfree #joyfulhealing #joyfulsobriety #ptsdrecovery

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Started this day with meditation at the beach 🧘🏻‍♀️. . Got SO much work done after that (which always makes me happy) 💫. . Compared to yesterday which was a shit sandwich of a day 💩. . Hope everyone else is having a great Wednesday 😘 . . . . . . . #mymendedlife #workflow #soulbasedbusiness #innerguidance #purposeandpassion #growthmindset #sober #sobermom #sobermama #soberjourney #sobriety #soberlife #soberlifestyle #wedorecover #recoveringbeautifully #recoverycoach #spiritualcoaching #recoverycoaching #mindfulliving #livewithintention #walkyourtruepath #showupforyourself #selflove #selflovewarrior #lovewarriors #selfdevelopment #alwayslearning #remainteachable

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Life after recovery is beautiful. It's not about a quick fix. It's about a permanent transformation. . Find your passion. 💕 Change your perspective. Change your mindset. It won't be easy, but it's definitely WORTH IT #keepatit . . . . . #oceanfrontrecovery #soberliving #recoverycenter #rehab #rehabclinic #ca #drugrehab #alcoholrehab #sober #socal #southerncalifornia #lagunabeach #california #westcoast #lifeafterrecovery #recoveryjourney #soberjourney #permenenttransformation #transform #passion #perspective #mindset #positiveminset #worthit #changeispossible #motivation #sobermotivation #soberlife #recoveryinspiration

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This moment of pure joy is brought to you by sobriety. 💖 • • My seven year old asked us to play soccer with her. A year ago I would’ve been in a rush to get home and drink or in all reality would have been drinking while playing. These days we play until the sun goes down and there is no where I’d rather be. ❤️🌅 • • #giftsofsobriety #daughter #girlsoccerplayer #youthsoccer #thebeautifulgame #familygoals #familylife #cutekids #instakids #picoftheday #children #childhood #family #togetherwecan #sobermovement #sunset #silhouette #sunsetsilhouette #purejoy #youreonlyyoungonce #soberjourney #sobriety #sober #giftsofsobriety

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t_resuta519. I've been letting this little funk I've been in be the excuse to skip

I've been letting this little funk I've been in be the excuse to skip my morning sweat sesh. But honestly, that's when I need it most! . Running is my usual go to when I need to sweat it all out, but the weather here is 👎 & I wasn't feeling the treadmill, so I knew just the trainer to sweat it out with! . SO THANKFUL for a community of inspiring women and workouts I can stream in my warm, dry home!

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judesmamabre. One time, when my dad was dying, my aunt and I had an intense riff. Sh

One time, when my dad was dying, my aunt and I had an intense riff. She ended up grabbing my face and I called the police (I think? Either I did or I wanted to...) Messy. Not graceful. Dysfunctional. 👉🏻We talk every week now. NOT EVERYONE WILL UNDERSTAND • . . . • WHY YOU GO AGAINST THE FLOW and *forgive someone society (or your friend circle) says shouldn’t be forgiven *treat someone with grace when the world tells you to persecute *choose to let go of fear and ego when the world tells you to “GET YOURS” and look out for “me & mine”. ... No, this isn’t one-size-fits all. Yes, if someone is toxic, you need to make that choice where to draw the line. . . . What I’m saying is: If I expect to be forgiven, allowed to F up and #failforward, then isn’t it just RIGHT to allow others in my life the space to do the same?? . . . . Same goes with past friendships. If I’m going to talk the talk about loosening the grip of judgment and fear and ego, then I damn sure better be living what I preach. Yes?

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Pic on the left was before I quit drinking, the one on the right was after just a few weeks. If it makes this much difference on the outside after such a short space of time imagine all the positive things happening inside to your body and mind! I’m over 4 months sober now and love this new life! #soberbeforeandafter #beforeandafter #beforeandafterdrinking #soberjourney #soberbenefits #soberhealth #healthyandsober #alcoholstory #soberlife #soberblogs #soberwebsites #alcoholgroups #soberaf #soberforthehealthofit #soberhealthylife #alcoholskin #betterskin #bettereyes #brighteyes

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judesmamabre. If you are the kind of person who wants to be happy, fulfilled, peacef

If you are the kind of person who wants to be happy, fulfilled, peaceful, abundant... . . . then you have to kick ego out and put fear in the backseat! . . . “Feel the fear, and do it anyway”, right?!? . . . You don’t deserve to play small! Stop playing small! . . . Here for you & with you, Bre 💕

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