How good can you feel? My time of indulgence
Now the title of this article may be slightly misleading. Its definitely not a piece about how a week of hedonistic indulgence will make you happier than at any other time in your life. Or by having any and all the food and drink you could want will answer all your problems. If you are anything like me it will do the opposite.
Before setting up this blog I decided that due to my impending goal to get healthy I would give myself two weeks of excess, and I really did go to excess. To help this process go smoothly the time fell during a period containing my birthday, a trip to London and a wedding. Now I’m not saying it wasn’t fun while I was doing it, everything like that is fun at the time. Who doesn’t enjoy that nice big fry up in the morning, the freshly made jam doughnut or the great array of drinks on offer on any night out. I know I don’t, and like all things I don’t think there is a problem with these in moderation. If anything I would say that in moderation these are essential parts of any life to keep you sane and on the right track with keeping healthy. This is especially true if your following any sort of diet with cheat days or cheat meals. But in many ways they are just cheap thrills that leave you wanting more and it’s when you have more that’s where the problem lies.
Side effects of living it up
It got to a stage with me that my excess was more of a challenge than something I wanted to do. It all fittingly ended on the final night with an all day garden party packed full of booze, snacks and to top it off a hog roast. Whilst it was an amazing day it left me sitting on the edge of my bed doubled over and sweating, looking for my trousers as I wished my mum was there to make it all better. This situation soon degraded further to sitting on the cold tiles of the bathroom floor whilst hugging the porcelain throne as I relived the contents of my day in reverse. Excess had got the better of me. It wasn’t a one off occurrence either. As my two weeks drew to a close my days were getting worse. Each morning became progressively harder to get up and my head was more and more groggy. I had bunged up sinuses, more aches and pains than usual and even a constant horrible taste in my mouth. I had more headaches in those two weeks than I probably had in the last two years. It was like being half awake all day long. On top of these feeling I was also a lot more moody and my moods were swinging like a pendulum. All motivation had been sucked out of me and I didn’t want to do anything at all. It’s at times like this I feel sorry for my poor girlfriend. On top of all this I was bloated, my hair was greasy, I was starting to get a few spots and if that wasn’t enough I was sweating an awful lot.
This was just in two weeks, which led me to wonder how people who do this day in day out can live like this I was struggling after just two weeks. My conclusion is that people just don’t know how good they can feel. If this is your norm and you always feel this way then how can you know any different? So my question to you, or maybe better put my challenge to you is.
How good can you really feel?
And now you know where the name for this blog came from. More posts to follow including my battle with greens and a check up at the doctors