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Clean living Michelle Heaton enjoys morning workout as she celebrates 9 months of sobriety

I CAN get out of bed, I CAN move no matter how I do it, I CAN push myself when I have purpose, I CAN be the best version of myself,” she said.

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Michelle Heaton (Matt Alexander/PA)

Michelle Heaton (Matt Alexander/PA)

Michelle Heaton (Matt Alexander/PA)

Celebrating nine months of sobriety, Michelle Heaton shared snaps of herself and husband Hugh Hanley enjoying an early morning workout.

Taking to Instagram, the former Liberty X singer said she likes to wake up early a few times a week to train with her husband.

The couple encouraged each other as they exercised in their home gym.

“Lately I’ve been getting up early to join @hughhanley in our #missionpossible cave,” she began.

“I may have been dragging my feet at 6am but focusing on what I can do, not what I can’t do is the key!”

“I CAN get out of bed, I CAN move no matter how I do it, I CAN push myself when I have purpose, I CAN be the best version of myself,” she said.

“I CAN, YOU CAN! All it takes is the willingness to do so!”

“If there’s ONE thing today you CAN do today you didn’t yesterday, what is it????”

“Mine is to park further away from my appointment in London and walk that extra mile,” she added with hashtags “#fitness, #motivation, #couplesgoals.”

The 42-year-old marked nine months of sobriety on Saturday.

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Taking to social media, she celebrated, saying: “Today I am grateful for waking up nine months clean and sober!”

“It feels both surreal AND attainable. I follow a #twelvesteps programme and today I am free from the obsession to drink or use.”

“I have tools today that gave me a life beyond my wildest dreams. A family who are not riddled with worry or pain.”

“Friends who trust me.”

“Opportunities in work I never thought possible because I’m reliable and determined.”

“A dog who looks at me with love not sadness.”

“But more importantly I love myself again and forgive myself for all the horrible things I did to my body.”

“There is a solution. If you wake up today with the need to drink and you can’t not understand why you can’t stop. Ask for help. I did!”

She previously revealed she was “close to death” after a three-day cocaine binge that saw her consume “a gram a night” of the Class A drug.

Last year Michelle checked into the famous rehabilitation centre The Priory for recovering and help after finding herself at rock bottom.

Michelle revealed that she was “days from death” when she entered the rehab facility, and was told by a therapist that she “might not make it”.

After leaving rehab, Michelle said that what she had been doing “was a suicide mission."

“I was crying out for help when I couldn't actually ask for help. When you're an addict, it feels like there's no way out,” she said.

She also confessed that she had been drinking two bottles of wine and a bottle of vodka “virtually every day since 2018” until last September when she “hit rock bottom with the alcohol and had excruciating pains”.

“My doctor could feel my liver sticking out because I was so thin,” she recalled.

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