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SobrietyWoD Thought of the Day 1/11/18 Yourself is an Asshole

Yourself does not believe you anymore. All these years of bullshit, falls promises, lies, and excuses, have destroyed that relationship. When you say to Yourself, “This year I’m gonna lose 20 pounds and stop watching all of the tv,” Yourself is like “Hahahahahahahaha,...

SobrietyWoD Thought of the Day 1/10/18 Neighbors and Comparison

Without others, I don’t exist. I can’t be cruel, I can’t love, I can’t help or hurt, I can’t respect, I can’t give, I can’t receive, I can’t be unselfish, I can’t teach, I can’t learn, I can’t share. Without you, there is no me. Without knowing you, I can’t know me....

SobrietyWoD Thought of the Day 1/8/18 How is your ring dip?

In CrossFit we have a movement called the Muscle-Up. It’s sexy. Therefore, it is a desirable achievement. It involves jumping up and grabbing onto two rings and performing a movement that changes the athletes position from hanging below the rings to supporting himself...

SobrietyWoD Thought of the Day 1/7/18 Time Under Tension

In strength training, time under tension refers to how long you spend putting muscular effort into an exercise. Lets think about a simple exercise like the shoulder press. Holding the load on your shoulders in not extremely difficult. Holding the load over your head...

SobrietyWoD Thought of the Day 1/5/18

Exposure leads to discomfort. Discomfort leads to desperation. Desperation leads to change. When Arnold Schwarzenegger wanted a 6 pack, he wore a half-shirt around the gym so everyone could see his gut hanging out. That provided the necessary discomfort for change....

SobrietyWoD Thought of the Day 1/4/18 Outside the Box

My recovery is affected way more by what happens in my life outside of the rooms than what happens in them. It is great that I find myself able to act unselfishly, listen to people, share hope, serve, and love unconditionally while in recovery specific situations like...

SobrietyWoD Thought of the Day 1/3/18 We Admitted

If we just meditated on that for a few minutes. We admitted.... How long did that take? Step 1 could have started with “We knew” or “We realized” but it starts with “We admitted.” Admitted assumes we already knew. For many of us, we knew for a long time. If not knew,...

SobrietyWoD Thought of the Day 1/2/18 Bracketing

“If our program works for Olympic Skiers and overweight, sedentary homemakers then it will work for you.” -Greg Glassman, Foundations “If our spiritual program works for those with the loftiest schooling and SAT scores, and the least educated, down and out...

SobrietyWoD Thought of the Day 1/1/18 Projection

Addiction, I’ve learned is all about ego. Excessive self-interest, self-concern, self-centeredness, self-absorption. “How do I look?” “What do they think of me?” “How did that sound?” “What will happen to me?” “Who will look out for me if I don’t?” Recovery, I’ve...