Hello RR. Sorry to hear your nagging aches and pains but solid in still not gambling and taking time to still see how the big gaming industries are thriving. I've said all through lockdown they would never struggle and I fear for the vulnerable people who will be drawn to it. I know only too well.
I'm still doing some running two to three times a week incorporating walks too. And working my two 12 hour shifts each week. It all adds up to keeping Mr boredom at bay.
Just hoping for slight weather improvement but we can't have it all as they say... Being in a good place with my mind and body with more than suffice at the moment.
I’m now 301 days without gambling (meant to post yesterday at 300 but forgot). I got up at half five this morning to go for a 5 mile run before work. I’ve lifted weights tonight, I’ve done sit ups tonight. I’ve eaten healthy today. I’ve gained self discipline in the past 300 days.
Something has occurred in the past 300 days where I’ve learned to say no to the voice in my head. Most of all I feel content. It’s true what they say - you get out what you put into life. 301 days ago I didnt care about myself. I was lazy in body and mind. I wanted the quick fix with the least amount of effort. I was lost and desperately trying to hide it from absolutely everyone else who knew me.
Not one day in the past 301 have I taken my abstinence for granted. Its not lost on me how lucky I am.
Just want to say your story is inspiring and gives me hope. Even thought at it on and off 8 years . Was sports betting initially. But like yourself this year the dreaded roulette wheel. I was extremely lucky to not lose and break even , but as you say the financial isn’t just that. It’s mentally and how affects you in every fibre of you and your life and relationships. Likewise I’ll sit and night lazy and watch tv dead inside . When in recovery I ran last time when abstained for good few years. Thank you for reminding me how well running helps . You’ve motivated me and well done on 300 days. Let’s both keep away from that wheel. Take care , just for today we won’t gamble.
Nice day planned today. I’ve been for a run although I felt a little lethargic during this but it happens every now and again. My running has improved so much since Covid arrived. I am running various distances quicker now than I have for years. This makes me v happy.
Need to take the wife to a shopping centre this afternoon to return most of the c**P she ordered online during shutdown that she no longer wants. I won’t be going into shops instead, I’ll take the kids for a walk. Can’t wait for football to return - I wasn’t designed to be going to shops on a Saturday afternoon.
Going out for dinner tonight.
Hi... I don't think I was designed to go to shops full stop. Iv'e only been in supermarkets since lock down. I woosh i could say the same for bookmakers.
Good stuff on the running and fitness. As iv'e said before running is sometimes the only thing that saves me from myself.
Keep up the good work... S.A
Feeling in a very positive and happy mood today. I was promised sun and a heatwave today which I have planned my day around. Neither has happened yet but I remain positive.
Went out at 7am for 5 mile run to beat promised 20 degree plus heat at 10am. Nice run. Troublesome hamstring offered up no trouble.
Been to supermarket for BBQ food which I look forward to eating later today while basking in glorious sunshine.
Prior to BBQ taking boys a nice cycle and stopping at lovely local pub for a few ice cool pints in beer garden drenched in fabulously hot sunny weather.
If the sun doesn’t come out today I’m going to go beserko. I’ve put all my eggs in one basket and I’ve planned for a super duper day.
In between all this I need to cut the pesky grass, wash the care and take stuff to the dump.
No thoughts of gambling. No desire to gamble.