That's the advice Kelsey Turek of Grand Haven gives in her latest blog, "The ugly truth that punched me in the stomach and head this morning," posted Thursday on her blog page called Strengthandsweat.
"I know, I sound like a bulletin board or book advertisement, but I’m not trying to be a snobby personal trainer," Turek wrote. "Honestly, I realized this firsthand last night/this morning.
"Yesterday was my wonderful mother’s 60th birthday, so I spent the day with her at our family cottage. It was a gorgeous, relaxing day — much needed. My mom’s dinner choice was KFC (it’s her favorite, God bless her), which I picked up on my way home from teaching BodyPump. I got grilled chicken for me, my dad and Doug; but, of course, we got mashed potatoes, coleslaw, potato wedges, biscuits and green beans, too. I had two chicken breasts, potato wedges (they are my weakness!), and green beans, in addition to a margarita that my dad made for me. It was delicious and I felt good about my eating choices — I had already came to terms with allowing myself this fast food treat because I rarely have it.
"... Fast-forward another margarita and a big chocolate-brownie-peach-ice-cream sundae later, to this morning when I had to wake up at 5 to work with a client. I felt horrible! I was dehydrated, my head hurt, I had a stomachache, I felt a little dizzy, and basically it was as if I had been out all night drinking and gorging on pizza rolls, when I did nothing that seems all that crazy."
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