I have months worth of data that screams at me, “no one clicks on the posts with word play in the title, you nerd.” But I just can’t help myself! Last night I returned from a couples trip to Live Aqua Resort, in Cancún. It was essentially 4 days of drinking alcohol in the hot sun, and not drinking enough water, because when you hear, “don’t drink the water”, so many times in your life, you believe it. If the water didn’t come from a bottle that I saw with own eyes, I didn’t drink it. But the ice is water logic definitely was lost on me.
A typical day for our group was to wake up anywhere between 7 and 9:30, myself skewing toward 9:30, eat breakfast, head to the beach, the pool, the beach, the pool, a grill, the beach, the pool, the vip Lounge, dinner, the bar, bed. Rinse and repeat.
Rough on your body, maybe, but relaxing as hell! I packed some of the old standbys, but decided since I had a full 4 days of research, I would stick to one thing and see how it worked through everything. And for the purposes of you all, I decided to make that one thing small, cheap, and readily accessible. So, with the exception of one day when I drank a little nuun water, all I did was take 1 capsule of milk thistle every afternoon. That’s it. Just 1. And before you say, “well, if that’s all she did and she is still alive after 4 days in Mexico, she must not really drink”, I catalogued all of my drinks for Saturday, just for you nay sayers. Starting around 10 AM, I had 2 mimosas, followed by 2 beers, 2 strawberry daiquiris, 2 sexy bananas, 2 mojitos, 4 shots, 2 mango vodkas, a vodka cranberry, and I’m missing 3 other drinks that I marked off and can’t remember. You can see right off the bat, it’s a mix of liquors, wines and beers, along with loads of sugar. Basically everything you have been told not to do, I did it, for you. The insane thing was, I felt FINE Sunday morning. Fine enough to do it again, only this time I lost count at 7 drinks around 12:30 in the afternoon. I stayed up later Sunday, watching the Patriots get their butts handed to them by the friggen Lions. These truly are dark days for the Patriot’s Nation. But I digress. Milk thistle, trying to drink as much water as possible, and I guess the ready availability of food, is all you need to counter act a RIDICULOUS amount of alcohol consumption. I don’t recommend anyone has 20 plus drinks over the course of a day. And I don’t plan on repeating that bacchanalian feat anytime soon. In fact, I have had no alcohol at all today, and am feeling my body thank me. But, when you pack for your next cruise, all inclusive weekend, music festival, or bachelorette/bachelor weekend, grab a bottle of Milk Thistle from your grocery store or pharmacy, and hand them out daily to your friends. They will all thank you! I handed them out to everyone in my group, and they all loved not feeling hungover or foggy brained in the morning.
And now, enjoy some photos! And until next time, thanks for reading! Be safe out there, my drunkies!