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Feeling Bad? Champagne May Be the Answer.

If you're friends with me on Facebook, you already know that Monday was NOT my day. I won't bore you with my drama (I'm sure you have plenty of your own) but suffice it to say nothing green was eaten, little work was done and the only exercise was walking to get more carbs covered in sugar. I felt bad, I was depressed, and life was a big fat blah. I think this picture sums it up nicely:


And in case you were wondering, those PJs are, in fact, covered in pictures of snowmen. And yes, I wore them for almost the last 48 hours. 

After the day from H-E-Double Hockey Sticks I was blessed with today, which was one of the best days I can remember in a long time. Hubby went WAY out of his way to cheer me up today, and I appreciate it so much. Christmas lights were hung all around the house, stocking decorated and hung, Christmas CDs came out of storage, and even pine cones were decorated with glitter glue (poor man's decorations-the pine cones were picked up outside):



In short, today was awesome. About 4,000 calories of awesome, in fact. It's not often that I can say I've had a mid day bottle of champagne, but there you go. Please don't remind me that it's a Tuesday. I know. Part of the beauty of working from home on your own schedule? Days like this are possible. The downside? No one pays me for a "paid vacation" or "sick day". 

At some point this evening I realized that I was not a full-time champagne drinker, candy eater and movie watcher. But man, wouldn't that be an awesome profession? So I decided to get a dose of reality in the form of a tough workout. AKA - trying to sweat out booze so I'm not hungover tomorrow and I actually have to work. 60 minutes of spinning and 3.5 miles of running later, I'm back to normal. Well, as normal as I ever am. 


Do you have any favorite Christmas crafts?
Anything involving glitter glue is a solid win in my book. I wanted to string popcorn, but we don't have a tree. So we would have strings of popcorn, which is just weird, right?

Anyone ever workout AFTER drinking alcohol?
This might be a first. I was sobered up again, just in case you were wondering. Friends don't let friends drink and run. 

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  1. I am glad you had 4000 calories worth of a better day! :)
    Love the pine cones. They are so simple, so natural and so pretty.

    Hope tomorrow gets better!

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  2. Aww I love a grimace in cute pjs. Sorry about the sucky day... I haven't tried to work out after drinking, but I did try to bike home once. Just once. Luckily my brains stayed in my head and not on the sidewalk. You sweated out the crap onward and upward. Oh as far as my marathon plan- I just kind of mashed something together off of a few plans and what I did last time. I'm going to do at least 2 20 milers I think. Other than that... fast and loose... it'll be here before we know it. Go slow!

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  3. Glad the day of yuckies is over! I have worked out after some drinking, it never goes as well as yours did.

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  4. Yay! I am so happy you are feeling better today! I was wondering when you would come back to us :) Sometimes sweet treats is all you need to get yourself in a better mood!

    I love decorating stockings! I made Dean a huge one last year and it came out awesome! I don't drink alcohol so I can't really answer your last question! I imagine it's probably not that fin though!

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  5. i've never ran hours after consuming booze, i'm already a hazard to myself sober. i wonder what that would be like...

    the good thing about bad days is when they are over. hallelujah!

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  6. You crack me up -- I've decompressed with a bottle of champagne more times than I'd like to admit -- and YES I have worked out intoxicated -- it's flipping AWESOME! I usually ended the sweat sesh in a steam room, which is always a winner. Reading this back, I sound like a lush. Oh well - I don't drink anymore so I don't feel too guilty;) SO GLAD today was a better day for you!!

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  7. Okay, you are awesome! Thank you for sharing your not-so-perfect day...I needed a comrade in my sugar covered carb Monday!

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  8. Oh yeah... it's totally cool to drink and run. I also like drinking WHILE running, a la the Beer Belly Two Miler in Wisconsin... three beer stops + two miles of running = great buzz while running and completely hung over 15 minutes later. :)

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  9. Your unhappy picture is so cute. You look like a little girl in pink pajamas giving daddy and mommy the angry look. Adorable. High 5 to your hubby for cheering you up.

    The pine cones look cute and simple. My favorite Christmas craft would be candle making and gluing little decorations at the base to make them into table centerpieces.

    Never have I ever experienced working out after drinking to prevent a hang over. I'll keep that in mind the next time I drink.

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  10. I've played a goofy soccer game after drinking (during college). It was an annual game after the season where everyone would dress themselves in a single color from head to toe. But not much "working out" got done. Just a lot of running and falling down. I don't suggested it. Someone could have gotten hurt.

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  11. I've had drunk college students join me on late night runs. They usually make it a few blocks before tripping over something or spilling their beer.

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  12. Way to get your workout on! I've been sick, so your last two days sounded like mine. I just keep telling myself, at least I'm not injured...that would be worse!! :) Glad you have a sweet hubby to cheer you up, you could always just try a Midol. :) I kid.

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  13. I've never had alcohol, but I do OD on candy occasionally. I'm glad you are feeling better! I think your snowman jammies are adorable. They're festive, right?

    Totally.

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  14. im glad youre having a better day. and I LOVE that you celebrated it with some champagne. since I work nights I have occasionally condsidered an 8AM glass of wine before bed (but sleep usually wins out)

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  15. champagne and cupcakes, they cure all! okay and a good run, but i recommend doing that first!
    good job hubby!

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  16. Awe! I remember stringy the colored popcorn when I was little and hanging it on the tree! Too bad I can't do that anymore...the pup would eat the whole tree! Hmmm...that sounds like a pretty interesting youtube video just waiting to be made.

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  17. Never had a drink then exercised, unless you count my years of being a dancing queen?!?!

    Love that look, I'm thinking serious temper tantruming 3year old :-)

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  18. After you have built up your strength in your abdomen, you need to get up from the floor. Use a stability ball when you do your lower abdominal exercise workouts, such as the classic sit-up and crunches. This will reduce the base support, and more muscles will be put to work.

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  19. Haha, I have never worked out after drinking, that's nuts. You can now sign up for one of those races where you have to drink a cup of beer every mile. :)

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  20. hahaha....wow, u crack me up! i actually am not a drinker, so i'll sub in for ur title "ice cream" does that work?? regardless, i'm just so much happier that Tuesday was FAR better than monday...and if it takes turning into a full day drinker for u to do it...i'll toast ya. ;)
    PS-as i'm sure u can guess that was fully sarcastic at the end there...lol

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  21. I've worked out after like one beer, but never any real amount of alcohol. That sounds like a recipe for disaster for me who will fall off a treadmill completely sober.

    I don't really have any favorite christmas crafts unless you count decorating cookies.

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  22. Um, champagne + candy + movies + cozy PJ's sounds like a solid day.

    I have ran after a glass of wine about an hour later, but never a bottle of bubbly. Tell me how it goes.

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  23. 3.5 miles of running, WAHOOOOOOO.
    That makes me happy that you were able to do that much stuff with your injury, it's all heading up from here!

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  24. And yeah sometimes I just have days like that. Especially when I'm at home alone during the week, I can get into a funk and it's nearly impossible to pull me out of it......but sometimes exercise can be the magical solution.

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  25. great pic :) hubby and I went to a wedding and drank too much which we NEVER do anymore and felt AWFUL the next day...we tried working out, but before hitting the trails, we were drenched in sweat-that nasty, alcohol sweat...Ha T.M.I, right? Sorry. It was BAD. I haven't done Christmas crafts this year, but I have SO many that I wanna tackle next year!!!

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  26. Champagne Tuesday, I love it! One time I tried to go for a run on a treadmill after having a few glasses of wine with dinner... it was a little iffy for the first few minutes but I figured it out :-)

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  27. I've never drank and ran....lol sounds so weird. lol I love your pjs and I love those pinecones. I made and Christmas wreath out of cones from our backyard, but I didn't paint it /w glitter glue....good idea! maybe I'll add it for next year :D

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  28. I have but I wouldn't recommend it :-) That pic of you is funny it makes me laugh sorry, I know you were trying to look upset.

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  29. FRIEND! so glad to hear that you had such a good day yesterday! sometimes we just need those days where we do things for ourselves right!?! it sounds like the perfect day to me! hope today is just as great :)

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  30. champagne is a great cure :) Just as long as it doesnt make the next morning/day worse!

    I am glad to see you are running again, I know how frustrating and difficult coming back from an injury can be...

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  31. I am so so sorry that you had a bad day friend. The only good thing about bad days is that they always end. :D Your hubby is the best and drinking during the day sometimes sounds like a fabulous idea to me. I would not however even be capable of not falling off a cardio device afterwards. :)

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  32. So glad you're feeling better :) We all have days like those…I had one recently and Brian cheered me up by having the Christmas decs down, the tree up, Christmas music on, a glass of wine waiting for me, and cooking dinner when I got home. Needless to say, it worked :) And, no, I have never worked out after drinking - that does not sound fun to me!!! Way to go with the run, woo too!!!!

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  33. So glad it was a better day! I've never had midday champagne but sounds fun. I totally wanna be paid for all of the above too. I have a penchent for glitter glue too, esepcially decorating bulbs. I ran a race after a night of drinking and it wasn't awful, but I don't recommend it lol

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  34. Oh man, I'm sorry about your poopy Monday - sooo glad to hear your funk only lasted 24 hours!!!!

    I have worked out after drinking - I wish all of my workouts could be after a 'nip :)

    Your hubby spread the holiday cheer - SWEET!

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  35. no working after drinking...

    crafts anything made out of wood

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  36. A glass of champagne is magic! So sweet and sparkly...who can be sad with champagne? Glad things turned around for you! (and the snowman pants are cute & pink, I approve!)

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  37. Wow champagne mid-day, get it girl! lol Glad you had a better day!

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  38. So you're telling me that I'm NOT the only person who went for a run after a couple of drinks yesterday??? SWEET!

    (It was a friend's birthday. Some days you just have to take one for the team! Where by take one, I mean a shot of tequila, and by team, I mean for the birthday girl.)

    But I had a running streak to maintain, so I dutifully cranked out (and managed not to hurl) during a 10-minute mile.

    VICTORY!
    (PS - I'd have preferred champagne.) ;)

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  39. Sorry you had such a crappy day! I hate getting caught in a funk too! I ran the day after drinking a lot for a wedding celebration and had this unusual amount of energy. Isolated incident because never has it happened again. LOL!

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  40. Champagne is always the answer ;-) KIIIIIIDDING. :) Although some days...it really can be. hahaha.

    Yep I have worked out a good eight hours after drinking (I'm a biggg time lightweight!!!) -- I believe I cycled? I just hate when you sweat the alcohol out overnight. I hhhhaaaaate waking up in that smell. Blech.

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