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Woman Caught In 'Never-Ending Cycle' Of Hangovers Says Ditching Booze Has Transformed Her Life

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Woman Caught In 'Never-Ending Cycle' Of Hangovers Says Ditching Booze Has Transformed Her Life

We've all been there: finish work on Friday, have a few beers. Up and out early on Saturday - day drinks... which ultimately turn into night drinks and before you know it, you're waking up on Sunday with the hangover of all hangovers.

Well that's what was happening to Amy Castano. She noticed herself getting into an unhealthy routine which consisted of boozy weekends before lockdown took over and she decided to quit altogether.

Credit: Instagram/amycastano
Credit: Instagram/amycastano

The 31-year-old gym founder would be out with her pals every Friday and Saturday night and told FEMAIL: "Last year when the pandemic hit, I noticed that I was caught in a never-ending cycle.

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"Every Friday and Saturday night, I would drink and not eat well."

Of course, many of us know that sometimes the hangover doesn't just bless us on a Sunday, them bad boys can stick around for an extra day or two.

Amy continued: "I'd spend Sunday recovering and eating junk to feel better, and Monday and Tuesday would be spent sweating out the remaining toxins through working out."

Amy with her husband Jono. Credit: Instagram/amycastano
Amy with her husband Jono. Credit: Instagram/amycastano
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Like many of us, lockdown gave Amy the means to assess the way she was living her life, especially when any social events were ultimately cancelled.

She went on: "I realised what I think I'd known for a long time. Drinking didn't fit with my lifestyle anymore. I love getting up early, working out and eating healthily - and being hungover doesn't fit with any of that.

"I knew I wanted to stop feeling hungover, take care of my health and have a clear mind. And so I decided to stop drinking."

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So on 24 May 2020, Amy stopped drinking and hasn't touched a beverage since, preferring the posting impact it's had.

She said: "Through all the stages of giving it up, I only felt better and better. My skin became more glowing, I lost any bloating I had, my mind is so much clearer and I generally have so much more energy.

"I never thought I would be someone who would give up drinking but I don't even think about it anymore and I do not miss it at all."

Inevitably, yet wrongly, she has been asked by people whether she's pregnant. Because there is no other logical reason for a woman to stop drinking, right?

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Pregnancy queries to one side, Amy said her success has come from not putting a time limit on her sober journey. She told FEMAIL: "I gave it up with the mindset that I'm no longer a drinker, and didn't put any pressure on myself to make it to a certain date."

You can follow Amy on social media here and also find out more about the gym that she co-founded with her partner here.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/amycastano

Topics: Interesting, Alcohol, Community

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