Guest Blog: Quitting Alcohol

 

When I finally decided to become sober, it wasn't originally a decision based on taking my health and fitness to the next level. I had made a challenge with my father to try and get him to quit carbonated drinks. He didn't think I had it in me to quit alcohol; I didn't think he had it in him to quit his most desired carbonated poison. Surprisingly we were both successful after a 90 day period of detoxing our bodies.  After our trial, he decided to take a more balanced approach on his intake of carbonated drinks; I decided to quit booze for good. The amount I had physically & mentally changed had been astonishing!  Physically I felt more lean, wrinkles had diminished , skin was brighter and youthful , my workouts were dramatically improving and I stopped getting sick. It's been a year sober and I yet haven't had the flu or any sort of illness since. Mentally, my mind is more focused and most importantly I'm a lot happier. I rarely have mood swings and I'm more motivated to accomplish my goals each and every day.  Who doesn't want to be happy and feeling sexy at the same time?!  Not to mention all the extra money you save. I've traded night life for life experiences. Whether it's traveling or saving up for a home, it's money I'm putting to good use.  

The most inspiring yet ironic thing for me was moving back to LA and noticing a lot of down to earth sexy as hell people were sober. I've noticed their success and maintaining such a healthy life style without losing their outgoing personalities . Who couldn't get inspired?!? I mean, really!?

Since then, I've been sober now for a little over a year , I can definitely admit I never wanna go back to " social drinking " or anything along those lines. My body and mind have responded in a way I never expected it to. I'm hooked on having a normal sleep schedule, positive attitude , strong immune system , getting asked out by 25 yr olds on a daily , saving money , starting a modeling career in my 30's and most importantly.. NEVER having to deal with money thirsty doctors in LA.
Life couldn't be better.....

Gema is 31 yr old female living in Los Angeles. She loves free weights, traveling and spending time with her friends and family. 

Gema is 31 yr old female living in Los Angeles. She loves free weights, traveling and spending time with her friends and family.