Although this doesn’t happen very often anymore as it’s so hard to get back on it after. I very really never have a binge weekend. But yes it does happen…
When I say a binge weekend I don’t mean a glass of wine or a piece of chocolate I mean 3 days non-stop drinking alcohol, eating everything in sight and not exercising. I even went one step further and had the dreaded McDonalds which I probably haven’t had in like over 4 months and then Monday hits you.
Today I got up went on the scales which is probably the worst things to do and jumped back off before my final number hit because I knew it was high. I then exercised with bruised knees and painful swollen feet. No it was not fun, no I probably didn’t give it my best but I did it.
I did a HIIT session and am now laying on my bed.
I know why I don’t do it as often, because one as you may have seen from my post yesterday; https://courageouslyjustliving.wordpress.com/2017/05/14/making-the-same-mistakes/ it’s not always fun. And two because it undone all the effort and hard work I had put in the week before. It also makes it so much harder to not eat carbs and resist eating everything in sight because your body gets used to a certain levels of food. It also makes my skin very bad! Next weekend Im going to Scotland knowing I will be drinking but ensuring it won’t be a ‘binge’ weekend because I’m only human right?
So I came up with a list of reasons why binge weekends whether it be chocolate or alcohol or in my case both are not necessarily worth it;
1. It makes healthy eating so much harder when Monday comes around
2. It makes your skin terrible and in my case UDI’s (Unidentified Drunkard Injuries)
3. One night might be fun but a whole weekend can actually turn out to be a disaster
4. Wasting so much money
5. Looking at the scale on Monday with no hope what so ever
6. Drinking and fuelling your body on alcohol is actually really bad and can leave you dehydrated for days
7. Not everything has to revolve around food or drink socialising shouldn’t be an excuse
8. Losing weight won’t come any easier
9. The pain in your feet isn’t enjoyable from wearing those heels and attempting to dance like Shakira
10. Most of the time you regret it anyway
So I need to make a mental log of these feelings, my mum used to say if you could put the feeling of a hangover in a bottle to remember we wouldn’t bother drinking at all. So here I am back to healthy eating early Monday morning attempting to seize the day…