Going off track and getting back on

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    Sep 25, 2007 9:01 PM GMT
    So, I've been working on pretty consistently for just over two months before this past Thursday. I'd work out my bis, tris, pecs and lats on monday and thursday and my hams, quads and delts and traps on tuesdays and friday and then abs and cardio on sat and wednesday. I also ate pretty damned well.
    On Thursday I went out, drank entirely too much, needed most of Friday to start feeling better and after than I began the binge eating and have this insane lack of energy. I just feel tired constantly. I'm trying my best to remember why I've been working out, how hard I've worked and what I can look forward too..but burgers and fries have been somewhat irresistable.
    Have I done the damage I feel I have or is it that serious? What does anyone suggest to get back into the swing of things. The answer's probably "just do it", but it's not that easy for some reason. I feel like I've effed everything up.
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    Sep 25, 2007 9:32 PM GMT
    It's OK to just take a week off, from time to time. You may have been over-training. Just don't go crazy with the french fries during the week.

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    Sep 25, 2007 9:39 PM GMT
    Id agree when exactly are you giving your body chance to repair and indeed grow? You aint doing anything different to what alot of guys do in that they start with gusto but not a long term sustainable plan.

    You should aim to break that week up with at least 2 clear rest days. As for the diet well once a while wont do much damage just make sure its once in a while
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    Sep 26, 2007 6:50 AM GMT
    Boys will be boys.

    Keep your calories up. Calories don't always have to come from chicken and rice. Sometimes, they can come from pizza, and beer; barbecue and wine, etc. Calories / schmalories.

    Balance in your life is just fine. The mind can be a great thing to waste.

    Remember: you grow when you ARE NOT at the gym.

    Many a college football player has been made on a table of pizza, cases of beers, and well, a buttload of "supplements". LOL

    Don't sweat the small shit.

    You didn't fuck up. It's just fine to go have a good time now and then.

    When you're ready to hit the gym, go get in the zone. You'll know.

    One time, just recently. 8 weeks before my show...I ate 5 cheesburgers and 2 orders of large fries, in one sitting...and..then, the next day, looked, and felt, like a million bucks. I listened to my body. My training completely went into the zone after that. My body just wanted to know it still has some saturated fat, if it needed it.

    Listen to your body.
    Eat.
    Recover.

    If you eat enough, you'll feel like training. If you do not eat enough, you'll feel lethargic and make excuses. Likely, you needed the break. NO BIGGY. JUST PICKUP WHERE YOU LEFT OFF, and get stronger.
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    Sep 26, 2007 12:15 PM GMT
    Really appareciate the responses ya'll, learned a couple things. I also picked the weights up last night after work and felt a lot better afterward.