I got hammered this past weekend--find out how that affected my life.
A little bit of a backstory, I went out with some my closest friends to celebrate my birthday.
We got a little section with bottle service and went with Ciroq and Hennessy.
As the night winded down I went and got a burger from jack in the box with a soda and fries.
The next day I was so tired and had a lot of errands to run, so I only slept 4 hours.
Throughout the day I had no appetite to eat. That day I may have ended with only 20 grams of protein.
This was probably the worst my nutrition has ever been in 7 years.
And that following Monday, I felt the effects... I untracked 225 lbs on the squats and it felt like 400 lbs. The weight of the bar felt like it was about to crush my spine, I had no energy, and my body was extremely achy.
Even my workout shirt that’s always tight around my arms didn’t snug as much.
Regardless of how much water I drank, I still felt dehydrated.
My mind would try to tell my muscles to do something and the reactions would be very slow.
After arriving home I hit a huge wall and my energy plummeted.
And then it hit me—-this is why most people don’t make gains.
You drink so much one Saturday that you wake up drained on Sunday, and that carries over onto Monday.
If you don’t act quick and change this behavior it can even roll over onto the rest of the week.
That day I aimed to eat 200 grams of protein and only fruits, veggies, and high fiber sources. I drank a gallon of water, took my vitamins, and ensured I got 10 hours of sleep.
I write this on a Tuesday to tell you that I now am starting to feel better.
It may sound like I’m exaggerated things a bit, but I know my body very well. For 7 years I’ve always taken very good care of myself and even when I go out to drink, I usually still control other factors.
Am I saying don’t drink?
What I’m saying is that you should have these crazy nights in moderation.
It’s okay to enjoy life, but just make sure you’re not partying too much to the point it starts to negatively impact your life.
P.S. I'm never drinking again.
P.P.S. Maybe until my next birthday.