Should I lift while going through alcohol withdrawal? Drank between 500ml and 1 liter of vodka everyday for almost a year and feel like absolute shit now on day 2 of no alcohol
If you're sweating a ton, Powerade/Gatorade/Vitaminwater/any sports drink that contains electrolytes are needed to maintain the electrolyte balance within the body which you are fucking up (unintentionally) because you are sweating it all out.
Definitely. Went through the same thing. Replace your alcohol addiction with gains addiction.
alcohol withdrawal can literally kill you
"When heavy drinkers suddenly stop or significantly reduce their alcohol consumption, the neurotransmitters previously suppressed by alcohol are no longer suppressed. They rebound, resulting in a phenomenon known as brain hyperexcitability. So, the effects associated with alcohol withdrawal -- anxiety, irritability, agitation, tremors, seizures, and DTs -- are the opposite of those associated with alcohol consumption."
if you're going cold turkey it should probably be in a supervised environment and you should probably be taking some kind of medication to combat the more extreme effects.
This, but let's be honest he won't.
The short answer OP is No. You need to face your addiction get over it and then make changes in your life. Most people want to make changes dive head first, and while there are some people (/fit/ especially) who will tell you its the best way or the only way, there is a reason why most people also fail.
You need to create good habits and let those habits dictate your new behavior. Get over the alcohol abuse, start working out, start being healthier, and then things will come.
Here is an example of what I mean. Around New Years you often hear people wanting to get in shape. They say they are going to get up an hour early and go for a run 5 days a week. Nothing wrong with that. And day 1, maybe even days 2-3 they are successful. Then day 4 comes and they are sore or tired and so they miss a day and feel like they have already failed and then never go back.
The reality is they were trying to create two habits and cram them together. The first habit they should of taken care of, is the run. Go for a run 5 days a week. Fit it in when you can. That might mean before work, at lunch, after dinner or right before bed. But they need to make running a habit if they are to be successful.
Now as they make running a habit, they should also try to slowly push their bedtime back 10 mins each week, Go to bed 10 mins earlier, wake up 10 mins earlier. At first, just use that time for whatever - caught up on news, meditate, masturbate, doesn't really matter. Next week they move their bedtime 10 mins earlier and wake up 10 mins earlier again. Now they have 20ish minutes to spend how they see fit.
Eventually they will hit the point where they are sleeping and waking up an hour before they "need" to. And now they can fit that run in the morning. And because waking up earlier and running are already a habit, they have reached their goal much easier and hopefully will stick with it longer.
Nice to see fellow alcoholics on here.
I've known I had a problem for years, but quitting is so hard when drinking and getting drunk is relatively socially acceptable.
I was sober for a month, then went on a week-long bender. Now I'm nearly 5 days sober again.
Please quit and stay quit. These first days are hard but if you maintain a sober life you don't have to go through withdrawals and hangovers again.
PS you're going to be miserable and depressed even if sober, but alcohol will make things worse
Binge drinking is alcohol abuse and is a type of alcoholism. There's plenty of alcoholics that usually only drink a shit-load on the weekend, but they still have a hard time not getting smashed on the weekends even if it's affecting their life or health. Alcoholism is not necessarily daily. It comes in different forms.
However, alcoholism is a progressive disease and it often progresses to daily drinking, as it did with me once in a while
YOU GOTTA DRINK BIG TO GET BIG
/fit/ Heroin/cocaine IV Addict here, been clean 33 days today and I was working out from day 1, Granted i was in prison for 26 days and bored out of my fucking mind... Still by replacing the bad habit with a good habit I got through withdrawels and continued on afterwards.
If you perform a heavy lift like a squat your blood pressure will spike like crazy. This isn't bad if your blood pressure is normal, if your bp is already through the roof things might start to pop
Daily reminder that you can absolutely be a /fit/ alcoholic.
Pic related had a pub attached to his gym and got piss-drunk every day after his workouts. He maintained a 700lb one-armed deadlift into his old age.
I haven't slept right in weeks, my heart keeps beating weirdly at night and I feel like I'm going to pass out occasionally.
Still can't stop having 20-50 drinks every weekend.
Dude in case your serious theres better forums than 4chan to discuss this.
For starters if you were a real alcoholic stopping cold turkey is a VERY BAD idea you will take significant damage, might even die.
So go google how to recover from alcoholism right now.
My body really seemed to like doing cardio after a night of drinking...beer, I know not the same as hard liquor... I suffered for the 1st little bit as I sweat out the bad and refill on water. Then I just felt great and could turn it up a notch. 5-6 hours on a road bike climbing the sides of mountains and shit once the hangover is gone is epic.
I know that feel breh
Never drank as much as you did though.
But I sometimes feel like getting drunk at around noon, just thought that i had to be in compton soon i gotta get drunk before the day begins before my mother starts bitching about my friends
well I guess you got 2 choices now in front of you.
1. become a productive member of society
2. go back to using and hopefully die soon and not waste too many more of my tax dollars.
kinda hoping option 2 for you
> Drank between 500ml and 1 liter of vodka everyday
holy shit bro. Thats some heavy duty damage.
I was in your situation OP and fitness has helped me immensely. Cardio is bretty good for silencing those alcohol cravings it takes a while but eventually they'll subdue. After my first few cardio sessions I'd have a few drinks and think to myself "what the fuck am I doing?". Start exercising and become a sick cunt.