Addiction affects millions of people and has the power to destroy lives and relationships. Anyone suffering from an addiction knows just how hard it is to quit and needs a place where they can feel comfortable talking about what they’re going through with people who have gone through similar experiences.
I have no formal education on the subject and I do not consider myself an expert on addiction but I have struggled with alcohol so I will speak from my experience. Should you need help I would recommend seeking professional counseling or advice.
When I was in the middle of my addiction I didn’t have any hope that I would ever get out. I was so caught up in the moment and seeing a future for myself was impossible. Many nights were a blur as I would drink until I blacked out and that cycle went on for a long time.
My decisions finally caught up to me and I got in big trouble for my drinking, if you would like the specifics I detail them in the podcast.
Through family support, a lot of counselling and learning I have returned to a sober life that is full of promise and hope. Along the way there were so many different life lessons but I have narrowed it down to 3 things that have been paramount in my recovery.
I didn’t know it at the time but looking back I believe these three things we paramount in my recovery and I think the 3rd one was most important. When I saw how much I could change my body it gave me a feeling of control, my good choices equaled a better life and the physical reaction that happens when I exercised felt really good! This feeling replaced what was missing from my days of drinking and I have been sober for over 3 years now!
On this episode of Under Ten Fitness we talk to Phoenix Multisport which is an organization that exists to offer those who are struggling with addiction a safe place to participate in physical activities. The following is their mission statement:
“Phoenix Multisport fosters a supportive, physically active community for individuals who are recovering from a substance use disorder and those who choose to live sober. Through pursuits such as climbing, hiking, running, strength training, yoga, road/mountain biking, socials and other activities, we seek to help our members develop and maintain the emotional strength they need to stay sober.”
I want to thank Todd, Kaley and Jeff for coming on the show and sharing their amazing stories of recovery that offer hope. Hope that no matter what you’re going through you can change and you can get your life back.
If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, or has in the past, Phoenix Multisport is always accepting new participants and you can find more information here:
Owner of the 3 locations her in town. Kaye Baron and her General manager of the gyms, “Queen” Be sit down to talk about the Colorado Springs franchise but more importantly how it has changed general manager Be’s life.
Fitness is a powerful tool and has the ability to completely transform a person’s life and way of living 180 degrees. Be describes her story about how she lost over 80 pounds of fat and gained lean muscle, strength and confidence. During the interview we talk about the psychology behind exercise and how it’s the best therapy (usually cheaper too!) along with the 9Round fitness center goals and how they want to help make a lasting change, not only with the body, but with the community as well.
First, what is 9Round? 9Round is an interval based gym where the members move through 9 different rounds, each being 3 minutes long. The rounds are a mixture of kicking, punching, squatting, pushing and we can’t forget the infamous speed bag!
Takeaways and tips – During the show we received many great tips from both Be and Kaye and one of the most memorable one is to just start. No matter what program or activity you choose to do starting is going to be the hardest part and also believe, believe in yourself and know that anyone has the power to change!
Also, here is the Smoothie recipe link and that recipe for homemade banana ice cream we talked about:
Banana Ice Cream Recipe:
1 Frozen Banana
1/4 Cup Almond Milk (or any milk)
2 Tsp. Cocoa Powder.
1 Tbsp. Agave Nectar.
Directions: Mix All Ingredients together in a food processor or blender. You may need to add a little more milk depending on how big you banana is (That’s what she said). Once you get a thick ice cream like texture you are ready to eat! or you can freeze it for an hour for a thicker texture!
And as always remember – Stay Motivated!