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  • Day 1/2

    For those taking the 100 Day Challenge. Share your journey, seek support and track your progress here!
    Wenna (facilitator)
    Moderator
    Posts: 66
    Joined: Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:02 pm

    Re: Day 1/2

    Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:41 pm

    Hi @Lookin4Help ,

    Thanks for sharing your strategies and incites with the forum members.

    Hope the F45 pain reduces.

    Cheers
    Wenna
    Moderator
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    Lookin4Help
    Junior Member
    Posts: 14
    Joined: Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:10 pm

    Re: Day 1/2

    Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:24 pm

    So it would seem that I have lost track of my days... I believe it is day 20.

    In the time since my last post I have been up and down with my moods.

    The urges are diminishing.

    I have told the whole truth to my fiancées parents, and to my own. Despite the obvious disappointment, everyone has been supportive.

    Today I had somewhat of an epiphany.
    I arrived at my session for F45 feeling ok.... from the moment the first exercise started I focused all of my anger and sadness into every exercise... I threw everything I had into every movement. My whole body is aching right now..... bad damn my brain feels lighter.
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    Calvin (facilitator)
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    Posts: 621
    Joined: Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:01 pm

    Re: Day 1/2

    Fri Jan 29, 2021 10:52 am

    Amazing @Lookin4Help !! Despite you feeling up and down with your moods, which is normal, you have channeled it in other ways through physical exercise which is great !! So glad to hear you feel much lighter!
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    Lookin4Help
    Junior Member
    Posts: 14
    Joined: Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:10 pm

    Re: Day 1/2

    Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:49 pm

    Day 70

    Wow it has been a while since I last posted, but I am still going strong.

    Since the last time I posted I have married my fiancee and I now have to refer to her as my wife haha.

    It has been an interesting space of time since I last posted.

    My cousin came to me to express concerns about her own gambling issues, and I have directed her to use the free counselling service.

    I personally have had great results using the counselling service, and look forward to my weekly sessions.

    Whilst away on my honeymoon, I faced the extremely difficult challenge of staying across the street from the Casino; this served as a reminder that no matter how "cured" I think I am, this disease will be with me for the rest of my life.

    To anyone just visiting this forum, you have the strength to conquer your demons. A good friend of mine reminded me that " 2 steps forward and 1 step back" is still 1 step forward. Keep pushing and stay strong.
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    TheTiges
    Moderator
    Posts: 26
    Joined: Wed Mar 17, 2021 4:32 pm

    Re: Day 1/2

    Mon Mar 22, 2021 5:52 pm

    Hi @Lookin4Help

    Good on you for coming back and post about on how your progress is going.
    You have done an amazing job!!

    keep it up
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