I started using alcohol at age 15 and it felt like the perfect solution to my childhood trauma and dysfunctional home life. My values changed almost immediately, and I went from having LDS background to the other end of the spectrum. I got a DUI when I was 16 and many underage alcohol misdemeanors. I was kicked out of high school and was ashamed that I had a GED and not a high school diploma. I was pregnant at age 18 and was able to stop drinking but started again shortly after my daughter was born. I didn’t have any more legal consequences after that first DUI, mostly because of luck. My biggest consequence from drinking was that it stunted my growth as a human being.
My recovery from alcohol has really been about recovering from the reasons why I drank, which I can address now that I am not drinking. My threshold for being unhappy was fairly low, in comparison to others’ stories. This is not to undermine or deny what I went through. I had withdrawal symptoms from alcohol, shitty relationships, and no sense of self. When people in AA say, “If I drink, I will die,” I don’t entirely relate. If I drink, I may die eventually and my disease will continue to progress, but more likely, I will be miserable in my existence. I won’t achieve my purpose, be connected to a higher power, or have fulfilling relationships. I have learned that my addiction to alcohol is a symptom of trauma, and drinking was merely a coping skill. Alcohol worked very well to numb my pain and it helped me disassociate. I didn’t even know I was disassociating until I started my recovery journey. It becomes more and more apparent that I didn’t know how to cope with my feelings or know how to be comfortable in my skin.
My personal work and successes have been on self-forgiveness and love, forgiving others, learning healthy boundaries, and being the best mother possible. I am in recovery from alcohol and co-dependency. I am learning how to feel my feelings, cope with life, and stand up for myself and my worth. I live in Idaho, and I am a single mom to 3 amazing, beautiful daughters. I am so proud of myself for breaking the intergenerational patterns in my family.
My curiosity about sobriety started about 3 years ago. I started listening to podcasts in the beginning of my recovery and found The SHAIR Podcast with Omar Pinto. I loved his voice and his energy. I have found his interviews to have a profound impact on my ability to see my addiction as an opportunity and not a dirty secret. I eventually became a member of his FB group and then joined the SRC where I have connected with so many amazing people in recovery. I feel the SRC group has kept me sober.
I can access meetings via Zoom which has been crucial to me since I am at home with my kids and haven’t found an AA group in my community where I feel connected. The connection with others in the group has saved me from loneliness and isolation. I have found a sponsor in one of these groups who was willing to complete the 12 steps with me which has been transformational! I am almost 5 months in my recovery from alcohol and 95% of the time, I don’t even think about drinking. I am so grateful for the SRC, the SHAIR podcast, my sponsor, the step work, and online recovery.
Christine Line is an Entrepreneur and High Performance Coach who helps her clients break free from their old BS stories and step into a life of freedom and love. She is also a single mom of three teenagers.
Christine grew up as the child of an alcoholic father who tragically never embraced his true potential. This made Christine into a fiercely independent and hard soul, but that fierce protection could only work for so long and she had to find a way to honor what her father went through and how it shaped her.
In the process of healing herself, she discovered her inner light, became relentlessly focused on self-love and creating alignment. Now she is a successful entrepreneur and coach.
She blends together 20 years of holistic health training with scientifically grounded mindset reprogramming and her spiritual journey to guide her clients to new levels of health, passion and purpose.
Listen to how she leans into discomfort to keep learning and growing and thriving in life!
Expect discomfort. This means you’re on the right track.
About Christine Line
Christine has been actively teaching and training in the health and fitness industry for 20 years. Her success in helping to motivate and shape the lives of thousands stems from her own personal passion for health, fitness and great food as well as a respect for living a balanced life. As a mother of three and business owner, she continues to focus on her own fitness by competing regularly in cycling, triathlon and running events as well as constantly stepping out of her comfort zone to try new things!
Christine believes being truly “fit” means really looking at the whole individual. To achieve optimal performance you need to do more than just train to look good. You need to set goals, determine each clients postural issues and movement patterns, look at their nutrition habits and lifestyle factors. From there we can design a training program that really creates lasting and powerful change. When it comes to training – we believe in training the way our bodies are designed to move – using multiple muscle groups at once and relying primarily our own body resistance, minimal weights, no machines and lots of dynamic movements.
Everything starts from within so building a strong foundation is key in order to succeed and exceed in sport, fitness or general wellness!!
Christine is a Certified CHEK Exercise Coach, CHEK HLC Level 2 Practitioner, Certified Personal Trainer, SPIN/Fitness Instructor, Yoga Instructor and is a Certified Triathlon coach with Triathlon Ontario. In addition to running the studio, she loves to train new & upcoming trainers as well as working on corporate wellness programs and speaking opportunities!
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