100 Days of Sobriety Reflection
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Season 2, Ep. 33

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100 days ago, I spontaneously decided to stop drinking… for the sake of not drinking! My life has undoubtedly changed because of this decision and today, I am sharing my reflections and answering your questions about my sobriety experience so far. Tune in to hear the benefits, downsides and an honest look at what my life is like 100 days later after making this huge decision!

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Leah Gervais: Hi everyone. I think we are all here. Thank you guys for bearing with me. I am here to talk to you guys today about reflections on my 100 days of sobriety. So, um, I preface this a little bit beforehand, but this is something, so let me give you a little bit of background. My name is Leah and on January 1st of this year, I had kind of a prayer moment that made me decide that I no longer wanted to drink alcohol. So this was not something that actually was planned. This was not something that I went into the new year thinking I am going to, this is the year I’m going to stop drinking. It was not really anything like that at all. Um, and I just want to be, be vulnerable about my experience in public about my experience, because I feel like there’s a lot of stigmas around people who decide not to drink.

I feel like there’s a lot of, um, hushed conversations around the negative aspects of alcohol, because there is such a predominant drinking culture in this country. Um, and I just want to start normalizing the very understandable and healthy choice to just not drink for the sake of not drinking. So I’ll give you a little bit of background about why I decided to do this and what that kind of day was like for me. Um, a little bit of an insight into that transition and like the first few weeks and what it was like for me. And then, uh, of course what, you know, what I can, what I can say about the whole thing now, looking back and how my life has changed and the benefits and maybe the downsides and just kind of like an honest look at what my life is like now without it a hundred days later.

And it’s so funny because when I first made this decision, I remember making the decision and I just knew in my heart that I just wasn’t going to drink anymore. It wasn’t like a, well, maybe I’ll cut back or maybe I’ll stop for 30 days and then see, or maybe I’ll just drink wine. Like any of those kinds of negotiations we do in our own head with ourselves, which like, I just was sick of spending my energy doing that. 

I felt like I just had better things to think about and to do with my life then to have those internal dialogues any longer. I just knew in my core I was just going to be done, but I was sheepish about telling anyone or even getting too excited about it at first, because I had never not drank that long in my life.

I mean, to be honest, pretty much since I was allowed to drink since I was 21 and even a little bit before that in college, I don’t think I’ve gone a hundred days without alcohol. I just drank regularly. I don’t think that I was a super heavy drinker, but I, it was very much a part of my life. 

So I remember being so excited for once I had actually crossed the 90 day Mark or the a hundred day mark, because I thought that that’s when people would start taking me seriously about being a non-drinker. And that’s when I would start taking myself seriously about being a non drinker. And honestly, the a hundred day Mark was, um, April 10th. And I don’t even think I noticed it on the day, the day just came and went and it didn’t even cross my mind because I don’t even see alcohol as part of my life anymore.

I don’t think about it. I don’t want it. I don’t, it’s not a conversation in my head. It’s just not even part of my consciousness. I am so free from it that I didn’t even notice the day. And it is an accomplishment, I guess I should like celebrate myself for that, but it was not this like journey that I thought it would be. It’s sort of like how, when I first graduated from college, I always thought that the day that I paid off my student loans would be such an exciting day and such a moment to stay in a day that really changed my life. And I had to do so much changing my mind around money when I started my business, because I did some pretty big investing in my business. And I still spend a lot on my business. And likewise, the day that I paid off my student loans, which I was able to do.

So, you know, years ahead of schedule, thanks to my business. I didn’t like it was just a check written. It didn’t even cross my mind. And I want to share that because I think that it’s important for us to recognize that we have so much more power over our own focus than we give ourselves credit for. And these things that we think are very hard. These decisions that we think are going to be very challenging for us. If the decision is truly made, you know, once I truly decided I’m not going to drink anymore, it doesn’t really matter to me if it’s 50 days or a hundred days or 500 days, it’s just not part of my life anymore. Every day. Doesn’t feel like a battle to me. Now I say this with a lot of gratitude, and I understand a bit of privilege because as I mentioned, I do not identify with someone who had a problem or an addiction to alcohol, I guess I should say.

So, I understand that that’s not the case for everyone. I do understand that for some people getting sober is a daily, uh, I don’t want to say challenge, but it is something they address daily is something they think about daily is something that’s part of their day-to-day life. And as such the longer you do it, the kind of more rewarding it is because you have to continue to make that choice. Again, every single day, I basically feel like I made the choice once and I never thought about it again. And that is not unique to alcohol. I think that that can really happen with so many different parts of our lives when we know the power of a decision and we can just make a decision and then move on to whatever else we want to focus on. If anyone who is here live wants to tell me they’re here live, I’d appreciate it.

This is obviously a very vulnerable topic. So I appreciate any support from those who are watching and who are, um, have any kind of thing to say about this. But I wanted to do this episode from the beginning when I started. So I’m doing it, I’m following through. And as I mentioned, when this goes on my podcast, it will be in partnership with Gruvi. I’m going to share a lot more about them, but they have been a big, um, they’ve made sobriety really fun for me because, well, okay, let me, let me go into different parts of it. And I’ll talk about why they’ve made sobriety so fun, but they are an excellent non-alcoholic, uh, liquor company or non-alcoholic liquor. Um, they make non-alcoholic drinks. So they make, uh, sober IPA’s. They make sober champagne. Non-alcoholic Prosecco. I love that. 

So if you like the symbolism of alcohol, if you like the celebratory aspect of it or the, um, emotions behind it, or the social aspect of it, I really love Gruvi lets you keep that without the side effects of adding ethanol to your body, um, without, uh, you having to wake up with any regrets without disrupting your sleep without all those negative effects, at least that’s awesome. You love groovy and you can get a discount code when you use code Leah for 10% off. So I will for sure have that link in the, um, in the show notes of this episode. So definitely look out for that because they wanted to give listeners of this episode a special discount, which is super cool. So let’s back up a little bit to why I decided to stop drinking and a little bit about what my life was like when I did drink. So I was what I would say a little more than a social drinker. I would have, I would say that by the time I stopped drinking, I was a frequent drinker in the sense that I had alcohol frequently in terms of how many days per week I did, but I didn’t drink it heavily.

I was never really having, Oh, okay. Let me just correct that at least it’s “Leah10” is the code specifically for a discount. So I, especially during quarantine kind of got to the place where I had one or two drinks per night, um, most nights of the week, or I would say, you know, a few periods. And I started noticing at the end of last year that even two glasses of wine would disrupt my sleep. It would stop me from sleeping through the night. It would stop me from, um, yeah, just having a good night’s sleep. It would disrupt my sleep. And um, it just like, I never felt that great after I had one or two glasses of wine or two glasses of wine, I guess I should say one usually wouldn’t affect me. So that was probably the thing that bothered me the most was the lack of sleep and the sleep disruption that came with this.

So I think we all know that once you don’t have a good night’s sleep, if that affects a lot of other parts of your life and it can sometimes be even hard to see how many other parts of your life it does affect until you actually have a good night’s sleep. So it can affect your anxiety quite a bit. It can affect your work ethic, it can affect your self-confidence. It can affect your exercise. Um, you know, your judgment, how you kind of work with other people. There’s really so much of a ripple effect behind having a good night’s sleep. 

So I would say that that was my biggest issue with it by the end of last year. And I hadn’t really considered straight up giving up alcohol at that point. Maybe it had crossed my mind a little bit, but not really just because I, I had always kind of been brainwashed into thinking that if you needed to give up alcohol, you have a problem with alcohol, it was a reflection of me, a reflection of the drinker, not a reflection of the drink.

Um, and so I was really nervous about what that would mean about me and what people would think about me. And if there would be some sort of stigma around who I was because I made this decision. And so I kind of just brushed it off. It’s not like I really thought about it that much, but I just, I kept like looking for this answer of like, how can I still have my normal amount of alcohol and keep my social life normal, um, and keep my, you know, regular life normal, but just sleep better and have a little less anxiety and just feel healthier. 

You know, the answer very clear don’t drink, but, but it wasn’t that easy. It was not easy. And you know, you talk to a lot of people about it, excuse me. Like I’d bring it up with people and they’re always just like, Oh yeah, just, you know, make sure you’re not having too much sugar or just go to the bathroom a lot before, or, um, make sure that you stopped drinking like two hours before.

Like we’re all- society’s like making these puzzle piece barriers available for people to keep drinking. Like no one would say just stop drinking unless they themselves were sober. So anyway, that was the thing that most annoyed me about it last year. And I think that I had started to notice how it would stem more into my anxiety and, um, it would cause me anxiety more so at work. 

I also, I feel like I’ve now noticed that I really second guessed myself a lot when I was drinking. Like if something would go wrong at work or in my relationship or in my own life or whatever, um, I always felt like I was the person to blame for it, for sure. It was almost like this lack of self-confidence that stemmed from this, this drinking. And it was almost like my subconscious knew that since I was doing one thing to my body, that probably wasn’t that good for it probably was doing another thing to myself that wasn’t that good for it. It was probably my fault. 

So anyway, the turning point for me was on January 1st, I was walking in the beach. I was on the Gulf side of Florida on new year’s day and I was kind of praying. I was just kind of having a spiritual moment. It was beautiful day. I was kind of just like thinking about what the year was going to look like ahead of me and all the different things that I was excited about. And, um, I just had a very clear moment where I started just like looked up into the sun and it was basic- it was almost audible where God just sort of said, just, just after just don’t drink anymore. It wasn’t forceful. It wasn’t scary. It wasn’t negative. It wasn’t heavy. It was simple. Um, and I didn’t take it with any weight. I didn’t take it with any threat.

Like if I didn’t do it, then something bad would happen to me. I just sort of took it like, well, let’s see what could happen if I listened to that. So from that moment, um, I’ve never had a drink again. I just sort of decided to stop. And then I read the book “Quit like a Woman” by Holly Whitaker, which I cannot recommend enough and it really just stabilized all of the questions I had about, uh, sobriety, all the questions I had about alcoholism, all the issues that I had with AA. Um, not, I shouldn’t say like issues that I have with AA. I know AA helps a lot of people, but how AA has basically made the conversation in our society that if someone let’s say from it, for me, for example, was struggling to sleep at night. Um, you know, and because of alcohol or whatever the case may be, therefore I must have a problem with alcohol.

They very much categorize people into either normal drinkers or alcoholics. And I didn’t love how everyone that was a normal drinker must therefore not have any issues with drinking, because what if alcohol is the issue? What if it’s not about you, the person not being disciplined enough, not wanting to, um, you know, not being able to balance your alcohol enough, not being able to be good enough and still drink or any of that. Like what if this is just literally ethanol that we’re all pouring into our bodies and not talking about it because a very good marketing that’s been going on for a very long time. And what if this is hurting women way more than we’re thinking about. So anyway, I highly recommend the book. It really changed my life and it really changed my mind. And, um, yeah, I just completely lost the desire and that’s really what the last hundred days had been like, honestly.

And so at first I was very obsessed. I was so excited and this felt like a project to me, this felt like something that I could learn a lot about. And so I had all these notebooks, I had all these notes, I had all these lessons. I had all these sort of, um, just ways that I wanted to go about being sober. And I had like this sober toolkit and I read all these books and I joined Holly’s online course. And I was in part of all these forums and I just really wanted to prepare myself to do this right. And to get to any, any underlying issues or reasons that it could be drinking or go back to drinking that I couldn’t, that I didn’t quite know about or that I wasn’t prepared to handle. Um, and I, but I, I haven’t really needed them to be, to be totally honest.

I really pretty much once I made the decision, I think there was about two weeks of huge euphoria when I just realized, I didn’t realize how confined alcohol made me feel until I realized how free I felt without it. And I’ve just completely lost the desire. There’s really nothing about it that I miss. There’s nothing about it that still tempts me. And I’m really so grateful when I do things that I used to drink while doing, like, for example, right now, being at this hotel on Miami beach, it would have totally been the norm for me to have come here, um, you know, and had like a mimosa, um, when you check in and maybe like a drink by the pool or whatever, and it just, Oh my gosh, I still just appreciate the fact that like, I get to do those things and not feel sluggish and not feel shaky from sugar and not feel just, you know, internally crappy, like they’re fun for like an hour.

And then they’re, they’re just not, unless you keep going, in which case it kind of ruins your next day. So, um, it’s been surprisingly easy, um, very, very easy. And, and I know that I’m very lucky for that because I didn’t have the addictive personality, I guess. Um, I don’t really know why I’ve been so lucky, honestly, I guess I don’t have the addiction that many people do that really do have to kind of like re-decide this every day, but I will say that every single day, and then I want to talk about what I think the benefits of my life have been every single day since I made this decision and I got this from Holly and her book, um, at the end of my journal, I journal twice a day, once in the morning and then once at night. Um, and I just kind of free write a page, but at the end of the page, every single time I write the acronym NQTD never questioned the decision.

And I do think that that’s helped. I don’t really think about it anymore because I don’t question the decision. It’s just sort of like in one ear and out the other, but I do think that it really affirms the power of decision. And I talk about the power of decision all the time in my business. It’s like when my clients are wanting to quit their nine to five and they constantly are feeling like, am I ready? Can I do this? Will this work? I’m not sure what, how will I know I’m ready to me? I always tell them, like, you, you have to make the decision. You have to decide you’re going to quit your nine to five. And then you’ll, you’ll realize how much more of your energy is preserved. When you have the ability to actually work on your business versus having these internal discussions with yourself about, are you going to do it?

Is it going to work? Is it going to get ahead? Is it going to happen? You know, you’d be like 15 steps ahead. If you cut out that time and instead were like contributing it to, um, actually progressive growth. And so that brings me to my favorite parts of being sober and having an alcohol free life, I guess I would say I’m sober. I’m trying to think if there’s anything that would make me not sober. I don’t do anything else. So I guess not, but I don’t know. So anyway, um, the things that would, uh, the things that are better, I would say the number one thing from a mental health perspective is exactly what I’m talking about here is how much time and energy has been freed up to now. Do anything else other than wonder, should I have a drink tonight? How much should I have tonight?

Is this a good idea? Um, is this going to give me a headache? Is this going to stop me from sleeping? Should I have another, what does it mean if I have another, is it going to be bad? Is it going to be good? Um, you know, am I going to say something stupid? Did I say something stupid last night? Should I have, if I drink again tonight, is that a bad thing? Like, Oh, well, do we need to go to the store? Do we need alcohol? Like what alcohol? It’s just like, it’s just not even a thing anymore. 

So, um, my business has grown a lot this year and I can’t help, but think that part of that reason has been because, um, I have more time to think about literally anything else. And it might feel like it’s not that big of an internal discussion or that it’s not that big of a process that you internally go through, but if you aren’t really big things out of your life, you have to know that decision fatigue is real for everyone, everyone, and the most successful people in the world cut decisions out of their life and routine things as much as possible.

That’s why like Mark Zuckerberg wears the same shirt every day. And I really look up to this woman, Alexa Von Tobel and she always talked about how, when she was found, finding founding her quarter of a million business she, she works. She ate the same thing for lunch every day. It’s just like she, they, they decided that they don’t have time to indulge in those decisions because they have other decisions to make. So that’s definitely my favorite part of it is just realizing that, like, I don’t have to waste one precious second of my life worrying about whether or not I’m going to drink or if I’m going to drink or how much I’m going to drink, or what did I say when I drank or should I drink or should I not? Or what does it mean if I do? Or what does it mean if I don’t or if I go out with friends, am I going to drink?

Or like, none of it. None of it. That’s my favorite part. Second favorite physical part is sleep. So I mentioned that that was probably the kind of thing that got me really interested in sober life to begin with was what would it look like if I just didn’t drink? Because I noticed on the days that I didn’t drink, uh, like last year, um, I slept significantly better. Uh, now I think it’s normal, normal doubt, a little bit. I sleep probably more like a normal person, but for the first few months I slept like a freaking baby every night, every night I slept for like nine to nine and a half hours. I didn’t wake up. Um, I felt amazing every morning, every morning I would just wake up and be like, Oh my God, this is the best thing ever, not waking up with any poison in my body or any dehydration or having to have to get up in the middle of the night or any of that.

I mean, you know, the insomnia like those I had, I definitely had, I think it’s described really well in this book called This Naked Mind, which is another book about sober lifestyle. Um, and she talks about like that middle of the night anxiety. And I had that so bad and it’s still like, honestly hurts my heart to think about the things I would think about myself and the things I would say to myself at that 3:00 AM hour in the middle of the night after having two glasses of wine, you know, it’s not like I was doing anything horrible, but even if I was, you should always be your own best advocate. And I really think that alcohol stopped me from doing that. And so I’m very, very grateful that those middle of the night wake up stone happen anymore. And it just makes a huge difference to wake up rested.

Like every night I don’t set an alarm anymore, um, which I’m blessed to do because I have my own business. Uh, now I do a little bit because I have a puppy, but, uh, sleep has been physically, probably the best side effect. Um, it has been amazing. I look forward to sleeping every single night. I have this big routine and it’s just not nothing that I did for myself when I was drinking, to be honest, not usually, you know, even like on the days when I didn’t drink, when I was drinking, um, I still just like, didn’t put as much caring to the sleep that I do now. And it’s, it’s the best. 

The third thing, this is both physical and mental, but my anxiety has gone down significantly. I’ve never had a huge anxiety. I’ve never been like someone that struggles with anxiety, um, often, which I’m lucky for, but I could feel it getting worse last year. And I’m sure that everyone can relate to that because of the pandemic and because of most of the pandemic, but so many things. And as my business has grown and as I’ve gained more responsibility with how many clients we have and the amount of team members I have, um, my anxiety is just from a little bit. Um, and you know, I have really tried to be proactive about managing that because I know that without a good kind of head on my shoulders it’s hard for me to make decisions. 

And I’ve just noticed being able to be so much more present when there’s no alcohol in my system. And I didn’t realize how much alcohol contributed to my anxiety, but it completely makes sense. I mean, everything I read when I was deciding to do this, um, about like kind of quickly is what they call it so much was about how horrible alcoholics for your anxiety and our, our society is struggling with anxiety more than ever. Almost everyone will tell you that they struggle with anxiety. Let me know in the comments for those of you that are in your life, if you’ve ever struggled with it yet. So few of us are willing to actually look in the mirror to think what it, what am I doing that could potentially be making this worse. And in these books that when I was doing this research about, you know, what a really alcohol does to your brain, they would say that taking alcohol is basically like pouring ethanol on your anxiety and lighting it on fire. 

Like it is the worst thing you can do for your anxiety. Um, it is a depressant, yeah, a doubt. It is a downer. It is, um, it slows down your reactors. It basically makes you slow down. And then you’re going to try to catch up with that with ch if you’re experiencing anxiety is going to just stress you out all the more. So, um, my anxiety has gone down significantly, definitely at work. I feel just like a lot more present. I feel a lot more chill. Um, I think I have a lot a greater connection spiritually. And, um, I think that so much of that has just come from a clear mind and a clearer had nuclear heart. Um, okay. What else? I know I had prepared a little list of this, but I am trying to remember. So we talked about sleep. We talked about, um, decision-making talked about anxiety. 

And I also think the final thing I can talk about is I just feel more integrity with integrity with who I am. Um, it feels good to not ever have to worry about what I said the night before, or ever worry about kind of messing something up, or if my self abandoned, you know, if I didn’t come through for myself, because alcohol got in the way of me doing something that I wanted to do for myself. 

And I also just, I’m grateful that, um, I don’t know, I know that this might sound judgemental and this is something I struggle with. So just bear with me guys. I am not trying to be judgmental of anyone who drinks alcohol at all. I did for a long time. Most of my friends still do, you know, I didn’t, I did this by myself. Um, I’ve had one of my best friends and I ended up doing it as well, following suit, uh, after she’s, she kind of, I talked to her about it, but I did it initially by myself.

I have nothing wrong with people who still drink alcohol. So if I’m coming off as judgemental around drinking, I apologize. And that’s not what I’m trying to do. I’m just trying to be honest, my reasoning for doing this, which you know, have to do with the fact that I don’t think alcohol is the best thing. So it’s kind of by nature going to say things, say negative things about alcohol. Um, but yeah, it feels good to just feel like I’m not part of a problem. And I don’t mean a problem like everyone who drinks is a problem, but I do think that alcohol contributes to a lot of the problems I care about. I think it contributes to a lot of domestic violence. And I think it contributes to a lot of abuse toward women. I think it, uh, inhibits women from living out their full potential and empowering themselves as much as possible.

I think it dulls us a little bit in our, in our potential and our decision-making. I think it makes us think that we need a crutch or something else for a good social life or for, um, a personality for being outgoing. And I don’t think that’s true. I acknowledge that. One thing I do think would have been hard for me to navigate is if I would’ve done this while I was still dating, I’m married now. So I haven’t had to navigate that. And I am grateful for that because I do think that that would have been a challenge. 

So, you know, I know that it’s hard and I’m not like saying that, um, I think it should, it just should be like, bibity bopity boop for everyone. But, um, I do think that a lot of us assume we need it or it helps us, or there’s something good about it. There’s some benefit to it. And at the end of the day, I think that those are disempowering thoughts because it implies that there’s something beyond you that makes you the healthiest, the happiest, the best sleeping. You know, that’s a big thing people say is like alcohol helps me sleep. No, no it doesn’t. It actually, by definition might help you go to sleep, but it will wake you up.

Maybe you think well, it helps. I like my social life when I drink or I like, I get more outgoing when I drank or I loosen up a little when I drink and it’s, you know, all of that’s within you, you have the power to do all of that right now. Alcohol doesn’t make you anything, you make you something you are the reason that you’re fun to be around. You are the reason people want to be with you. You are the reason that you’re healthy. You’re the reason that you have peace of mind. Alcohol, don’t give it that credit. You know, don’t let it have this trophy about who you are and what your potential is and everything that you’re able to do, you deserve that you own it and it is yours. 

And that’s what I’m happy about. You know- I wouldn’t say that I’m like a part of that, that I’m like leading that movement. I think there are a lot of women talking about the benefits to women as any kind of movement, uh, exploring an alcohol free lifestyle and exploring really what alcohol is doing to a lot of the women’s issues that we’re working really hard to defend. Um, and I’m not one of them, but I am proud to, I guess, like not be part of that lie. Um, and, and I, and I, I liked that about it. 

I think that anytime we can, you know, our choices matter, our everyday choices do matter and the way that they come off to others and, and the way that we interact with others does make an impact on others for better or worse. We’re all like mini influencers, our own life. So I guess I just enjoy being on the side of something I really believe in, which is that women out there who think alcohol is adding to their lives, aren’t giving themselves enough credit for how they are really the entire vibe and the whole snack of their lives, because that’s what I believe.

So that is what my experience has been like being alcohol free for over 100 days, I have no intentions to drink again ever. Um, I don’t miss it. Um, I don’t think about it. I don’t not miss it. You know, it’s, it’s, I’m so neutral about it. Um, that it doesn’t even phase me. I will say that probably just in about the last month, I didn’t do this for the first two months, but I started drinking alcohol free drinks, uh, like Gruvi, my favorite one, which is why I’m so excited to partner with them because they are also health conscious and that has helped with the social aspect of it. And I, and I learned through this process that it was never, I didn’t really enjoy alcohol in me. I didn’t really enjoy the feeling of being drunk or being tipsy or any of that.

I enjoyed what alcohol symbolized in my life, which was celebrations, you know, champagne like celebrating something, uh, socialization being with friends and family being out disconnecting from work. And, um, it’s just been fun to explore alcohol drinks because I still get to do that, you know, and that, and you can still do that without alcohol, but we live in a society that’s very constructed around having a drink. 

So it’s just fun to be able to have, you know, uh, like my husband and I love going to the, like, we love going to hotels nearby where we live here in Miami and a lot of nicer bars now today have nowadays have like Heineken zero or a non-alcoholic beer or mocktails. Um, and honestly I will bring my groovy drinks to bars all the time. And I will just say like, I don’t drink. You don’t have anything non, non alcoholic on the menu. Can I drink this? And they’ve actually, no one’s ever said no to it. I probably put them in kind of a weird situation, but it’s only if the place doesn’t have non alcoholic beverages, if they do, I obviously will buy them. 

But if they don’t, I bring my own. Um, and I just say like, Hey, I don’t drink that. I still want to be here. Um, you know, can we do this? So there are, you know, if you are considering doing this, my advice is to get just curious and nonjudgmental about what you do like about alcohol. It, you know, do you like the social aspect of it? Because if so, non-alcoholic drinks are a great substitute. And I think you’re really going to enjoy the fact that you can, you know, wake up the next morning and have absolutely no symptoms. Or I also like that, like now when I go to the beach, um, you know, I’ll have my Gruvi drinks and I’ll have some non-alcoholic beers or whatever.

And, uh, then later that night I can work out if I want, or, um, like do a little work if sometimes if I’m feeling inspired and I want, and it just used to be that like, once I would drink, I’d have a drink or two, it was just like, you don’t, that was kind of it for the day. And it just feels, I feel like I have so much more time now. And he got my time back just by like, not having to construct my day around. Am I going to be drinking or am I not? And I can’t believe that I let myself live like that for that long. Like when I really say it out loud, it sounds absurd that we’re like, Oh, I have to work out in the morning because otherwise I’m going to be drinking. And then I can’t work out after that.

It’s like, well, how is this thing, dictating our lives? But anyway, I did, I, I fully admit that I did think like that, and it just feels really good to kind of have that freedom now. So, um, anyway, I hope that you guys enjoyed this. This was just meant to be a free conversation. Um, it was something I wanted to do from the beginning for awhile. I mean, at the beginning, I didn’t even think I was going to share that I was going to quit drinking, uh, until I reached the a hundred day marks. I didn’t think people would take it seriously, but I’m really glad I shared at the beginning because I was so fired up and passionate about it. And just really in shock about what alcohol actually was looking like in my life. If you haven’t listened to that episode, then I encourage you to do so.

And I’m grateful that I can kind of share now on the other side, that it was way easier than I thought it would be shockingly easy. And the power of decisions really are our biggest superpowers as humans. Because once you make a decision, you’re igniting the power of choice, which is the only thing that free will is, you know, our big, our greatest gift. And once you truly made that things have a way of not even having options in your own mind anymore. 

So, um, thank you guys for tuning in. I hope you found this to be helpful, and if you want to use Gruvi for a way to get non-alcoholic drinks, so you can still have all the fun that you want without any of the negative side effects, any of the humiliation that comes with alcohol, any of the health side effects, any of the regret, any of the dehydration, any of the, just feel about it, go to Gruvi and you can use Leah10 for 10% off your order.

That is for the U.S. only. They’re also a Colorado business. You guys, which is so cool because I’m a Colorado native and I’m really proud to be. And it’s also founded by two sisters, which also I love because many of you know that my only full-time employee out of my six employees is my own sister. So they are a really cool brand. They’re doing really great stuff. I was really excited that they wanted to partner with me to spread this word. So definitely try them out, even if you’re just sober, curious, I think you’ll be stunned at how, um, great their drinks taste and then how great you still feel after. So thank you guys. I hope you have a great day. I’ll talk to you soon. And if you are here for it, here’s your  sober sparkle.

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