Alcohol and bad habits is my hot Tidbit for you.  I am celebrating 9 months no alcohol.  I asked on Instagram “what habit do you want to change or quit?  The answers flooded in. Wow there are a ton of people struggling with alcohol, wine, staying up too late, snacking in the evening and not making time for workouts.  Evenings are a trigger for many.

9 months No Alcohol

I loved my white wine but it was a crappy habit that wasn’t serving me. I said to my husband “If they stopped making wine, I would never drink again.”

Belly fat creeps in from wine, sugar and stress . What is your go to stress relief?

As a Mom of three, wine was my reward when the “kids went to bed”.

“Have a glass, unwind on the couch” and catch up with my hubby. I’ve earned this after a stressful day.

Stress is a Trigger for You

2019 was the worst year of my life medically. My choice could be depression, anxiety and drowning in wine and chips. Instead I choose a different mindset and you can too. I have a big road ahead, a disease to battle and tons of medical treatments that I hope will put me into remission.  No guarantees but wine and stress won’t get me there.  You can read my Rare Cancer and Lymphoma scare here.

I had no intentions of giving up alcohol for any period of time but I feel amazing.  Once I did, it was easy to continue.

Every day I look in the mirror and remind myself that I can crush the crazy medical crap that I’m going through.

What do you need to look in the mirror and say to yourself?  Sometimes the picture you see is not a reality and you need to coach your evil twin to back off.

I say no to the story I tell myself “what if this disease doesn’t stop, what if I die and my kids suffer, what if this and that?” You know your negative dialogue, it doesn’t serve you.

Kick Bad Habits to the Curb

The good news is, they are just bad habits and you can change them.  Find a mirror, look at yourself and say “you’ve got this champ”.  You are strong, capable ad can kick your bad habits.

What is the bad habit that you need to kick that’s not serving you?

It’s so comfortable, familiar and even feels safe but it’s not helping you in a positive way. Sarah drank Coca Cola her entire life until she completely quit.

You can change, but you have to take ACTION

Your old habits are like a comfy blanket, familiar and safe.  Priorities should be:
  • Health
  • Fitness
  • Sleep

What do you need to focus on most? It gets real with a medical scare but it doesn’t have to be that serious for you.

Grab a pen and paper and ask yourself these questions.  Start digging deep.  Remember to celebrate all of your small wins with anyone that will support you.  For me it’s family, friends and my Fit4Females Community to cheers me on.


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#1 What is the one thing that is not serving you right now?

It makes you feel bad, guilty, shameful and frustrated.  You tried to kick it before and failed.  It keeps you up at night.  If you got rid of it, your health, weight and life will improve.

Be honest and do a dump list.

My lowest point was a disease taking over for me.  It came down to a Brain Biopsy which was a blessing because I completely decided to let go of any habit, people and stuff that wasn’t serving me.


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#2 What would you look, feel and sound like if you kicked that habit?

For example, if you started working out, what would it look like?

  • How would you feel?
  • What would your body look like?
  • What would people way to you?
  • People are saying things to you since you quit the habit, what are they saying.

Dream big.  Jot down as much as you possibly can.  I did this when I wanted to quit gluten and alcohol.

Look in the mirror and be honest with yourself.


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#3 What Triggers & Obstacles will Get in your Way

  • Another person?
  • Peer pressure?
  • Emotional baggage?
  • Kids, family?
  • Find a support buddy to cheer you on and give you a gentle slap when you need the reminder to get back on track.

My husband is that person for me.


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In Conclusion

You get a do over every minute you are breathing.  It’s never too late.  One more minute, hour, day, week, month and year.  Change is beautiful because it’s growth. We will stumble and fall but we will keep at it.I believe in you, you can do this and slay your habits one step at a time.

I’m dishing out tons of amazing Tidbits, coaching and my journey in my FIT Insider.


Thanks for reading xo

Trina Medves

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