You’ve put the bottle down. You’ve pushed back from the drugs, and you want to get sober and give sobriety a shot. Congratulations. I’m proud of you.

Now that the backslapping is over, let’s get down to business. What are you going to do to make yourself look better? What are you going to do about that mousy appearance?

Sure, you can burn those jeans with the holes in them and pick up some nice duds down at Goodwill, but what do you do about that chalky skin-tone and sagging body parts? Since plastic surgery is pricey, are there any options? Yes.

8 Ways to Improve Your Body in Sobriety — Without Plastic Surgery

People go to amazing lengths in the name of ‘looking good.’ Often they spend thousands and get liposuction, botulism and other invasive and gory things done just to be happier with the person they see in the mirror. Relax, you don’t have to hand out your credit card just to obtain a flatter stomach, a tighter body, perky breasts or a brighter smile.


Take five minutes before showering and do a couple of sets of 14 abdominal crunches. Do them every other day, and the midsection tightens up and improves your posture.


Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Using stairs will strengthen the major muscle groups in the lower body and hamstrings, gluts and quads will appreciate it.


Body-shaping underwear can help you instantly ‘lose weight.’ Girdles use t be the sole province of grandmas. Now modern women — and some men — wear ‘shapewear.’


Do some lunges before going to bed. Begin with wall slides where you stand with your back against the wall and your feet about 30 inches in front. Slide down the wall until your thighs are parallel to the floor then lift back up.

High Heels

Try some high heels. No, not the ankle breaking 8-inch stiletto. Just a small heel can make you walk taller as they elongate the legs.

Kwao Krua Kao

Also known as Pueraria Mirifica, the tuberous roots have been dried and powdered in Thailand for centuries as a traditional folk medicine for promoting youthfulness and is now used within the government regulated the practice of traditional Thai medicine.

Preparation H

Despite Preparation H being meant as a hemorrhoid cream, persons have been using it as a face cream for decades. Apply a little to facial wrinkles as well as those puffy areas under the eyes.

Peppermint Oil

Your lips can be plumped without those painful lip injections. Add some peppermint oil to your favorite gloss and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. The oil will make your lips swell and give them a fuller look.