Chrissy Teigen is celebrating a major sobriety milestone, and she marked the occasion by sharing a sweet video with her kids and a very honest caption.
“today is my 50 day sobriety streak! it should be nearly a year but I had a few (wine) hiccups in the road,” Teigen wrote alongside a video of herself on Instagram. The video shows Teigen attempting to work out on a yoga mat being delightfully interrupted by her kids, Luna and Miles.
“this is my longest streak yet!,” she continued. “I still dunno if I’ll never drink again but I do know it no longer serves me in ANY way. I don’t get more fun, I don’t dance, I don’t get relaxed. I get sick, fall asleep and wake up sick, having missed what was probably a fun night. I had my fun with it and appreciate anyone that can enjoy it responsibly!!!!”
Teigen has spoken before about her changing relationship with alcohol. In a 2017 interview, she noted how easily drinking can get out of hand at public events as well as casual drinking on a plane or with friends at “boozy brunches,” for instance. Teigen also mentioned that she has a family history of alcohol abuse and that a recent wellness retreat had opened her up to the idea of cutting back. “I used to think it was kind of nutty to have to go totally sober, but now I get it. I don’t want to be that person,” she said at the time. “I have to fix myself.”
In fact, she’s one of many people who has taken a step back on drinking during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recent research shows that some people, particularly women, have turned more to alcohol to help cope with their feelings during the pandemic. But for others, the increased stress and isolation during the pandemic made them more aware of the potentially problematic ways that they used alcohol and how it could hinder their overall health and wellbeing.
For Teigen, her change in drinking habits seems to have kickstarted some other healthful life changes. “this is also my third day this week working out which is unheard of for me,” she wrote in the post. “and my bears are notttt making it easy.”