Thursday, 24 June 2010
The Alcoholic's Silver Lining
Some time ago Jane found herself in hospital after a binge and had an unnecessary appendix operation (she had stomach pains) that went wrong causing real health problems with breathing and cognitive abilities.
This has kick started a training regime to regain her health. How good is that?
As I go to a gym attached to a really good hospital every Friday, she is joining me this morning. OK, once a week is not much but it is better than nothing and if done consistently over a long period real benefits can be accrued.
For Jane it is very important. Not just going to a gym but the whole process of being positive and improving health. It is great for her self-esteem. Low self-esteem is a factor in alcoholism.
Hard exercise has a fantastic effect on the state of the mind as well as the body. You feel better, more up for the challenges of the day.
This is exactly what Jane needs to combat the pull to drink again. And I need it too so that I feel better, healthier and more able to cope with life challenges and am not talking about Jane and her drinking but just the day to day grind and boredom of living. I find life quite boring sometimes and have done for years.
Why the photo? Nice pic, optimistic and bright...Photo By .craig