Happy Saturday afternoon! I hope that your Halloween weekend started off with a bang.
Being that this is a healthy living-esque blog that follows my life, I try to do the right things for myself
all most of the time. Sometimes, my efforts are a major fail, and my body is always sure to let me know that it’s not happy…right away (and that b*h is always right).
Let’s do a quick rewind to dinner last night, which was fantastic and much needed after a crummy day at work. I met Quynh at Kona Grill for happy hour because I was starving. We shared the sliders and chicken satay in addition to our spicy tuna rolls.
After dinner, I was rushing around trying to piece together a costume of some sort. It took a heck of a lot longer than anticipated, so I didn’t get the chance to post. All that I ended up buying was a white dress shirt from the little boys section. I must warn you that I am one of those girls who thoroughly enjoys
barely dressing myself as scandalously as possible. I know that it’s stupid and objectifying of women, but I won’t be young and single forever. Plus, it’s just one two nights of the year where I allow myself to leave the house without appropriate attire (swim suits don’t count).
This year, I was both cheap and uninspired, so I decided to use that white shirt I bought to go as “The Morning After Girl”. Classy, I know. My friend is actually Tom Cruise from Risky Business in case you were wondering.
Now to get to the point of my post for today: Preventing ‘Puke Face’.
It’s nights like last that I remember why I choose to live a healthy, balanced lifestyle that doesn’t resemble my alchy college days. I’ve been enjoying a cocktail or beer here and there, but I only have one (two if I’m feeling extra edgy lol) and call it a night. That means if I go out on a Friday night, I have a drink, socialize, and leave by 11 so that I can make it to BodyPump at 9am on Saturday morning…alive.
Last night, however, I got too carried away and was a stinkin mess by the time we left. This is not attractive, nor does it make you feel very good. It also leads to what I call ‘puke face’, which is my generic term for how people look post binge drinking, regardless of if they actually puked or not. [For the record: I thankfully did, in fact, vomit. I'm ashamed, but I felt a million times better.]
Being that I had to come into the office today to do some work, I did not want the dreaded puke face for obvious reasons. So how do you avoid the puke face?
Preventing Puke Face
- Drink as much water as possible before going to bed and after waking up. You need hydration, stat.
- Shower. Nothing is worse than going in with your pores reeking of alcohol.
- Brush your teeth thoroughly and gargle several times with mouthwash. I would also suggest keeping mints/gum handy.
- Drop some Visine into your peepers because dry, bloodshot eyes are kinda scary and will give you away.
- Pop some aspirin/Tylenol/Advil/whatever because a headache is sure to come.
- DO. YOUR. MAKEUP. Yes, I know you feel like crap and don’t care to look good, but your face needs all of the help it can get right now.