Disclaimer: I know regular exercise is beneficial. And I know sobriety is something that requires effort. 🙂
Giving up a habit is a hard thing to do. Even when that habit makes you feel sick or embarrassed or ashamed, it’s still hard to give up. Harder on some days than others, and very, very hard in some moments.
But it’s not hard all the time or even most of the time, especially once you get going.
Now compare that with exercise. I am someone who loathes excise. I find it difficult to start and a misery while doing it. When I try to add hours of exercise to my life, I see very little progress. To me, everything about exercise is hard.
In contrast, the cool thing about working on sobriety is the sober days add up no matter how much or how little you work at it on any given day (assuming, of course, a minimum of effort to keep you on track). When you get distracted, or go to bed, or get busy with life stuff, the sober time just keeps on adding up anyway!
All I really have to do is not drink. And I’m super good at not doing things! 🙂
Here are my running shoes as proof. Aren’t they pretty? And clean? Yep. 😉