Hiit Mama workouts are timed so time yourself and go as FAST AS YOU CAN!! That is how you get the cardio in. If you are a new Hiit Mama, just start with the workout of the day (WOD)...no need to go back to the first post because we will eventually repeat all those workouts. Make sure and post your time in the comment section so you can track your progress! Also, there are video demos of each exercise we do down the right side bar.

Feb 28, 2013

Thursday 02.28.13

5 rounds for time of:
9 Deadlifts, 40 lbs
6 Hang power snatch, 20 lbs
3 Front squats, 40 lbs

Compare to 12.27.11

hang power snatch demo:
Can use the same form with dumbbells.

90 DAY CHALLENGE: DAY 53
Vi-shake
no caffeine
no soda
only fruit or veggie snacks
no food after 8:00pm
no alcohol
reduce refined sugar intake
drink at least 3 glasses of water a day
no fried food

*sorry to those of you who did this WOD yesterday! That was a mistake...me being human again, dang it! When will I get my super powers!?!? ;) Just do Wednesday's WOD today if you already did this one.

*****SPECIAL NOTE: from another woman trying to make a difference***** 
"I ran across your blog and noticed the great content on your site. I recently have been researching and writing about how staying physically fit can be extremely beneficial to people going through cancer treatments. Exercise can be a conduit for healing of many different diseases (including cancer) by giving back energy levels, reducing stress, creating better blood flow, etc. I truly believe an article on fitness while going through cancer will benefit your readers tremendously. This is an important message to get out there so please let me know if you would be interested in seeing it and sharing it with your readers.Thank you for all you do in making a difference, Melanie"

She has a great article about fitness and cancer and a blog that you should check out if you are dealing with cancer. 

www.mesothelioma.com

Feb 27, 2013

Wednesday 02.27.13

Hero WOD

3 rounds for time of:
Run 1000 meters
50 Butterfly sit-ups
Run 1000 meters
50 Push-ups

Post time to comments.

In honor of U.S. Army Specialist Adam Hamilton, 22, of Kent, Ohio who died died on May 28, 2011 in Haji Ruf, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.

90 DAY CHALLENGE: DAY 52
Vi-shake
no caffeine
no soda
only fruit or veggie snacks
no food after 8:00pm
no alcohol
reduce refined sugar intake
drink at least 3 glasses of water a day
no fried food


Feb 26, 2013

Tuesday 02.26.13

Complete as many rounds as possible in 15 minutes of:
10 Kettlebell swings, 15-20 lbs
10 Box jumps, 18 inch box
10 Bench dips
10 Butterfly sit-ups


90 DAY CHALLENGE: DAY 51
Vi-shake
no caffeine
no soda
only fruit or veggie snacks
no food after 8:00pm
no alcohol
reduce refined sugar intake
drink at least 3 glasses of water a day
no fried food

Feb 25, 2013

Monday 02.25.27

12-9-6-3 reps for time of:
Thrusters, 20 lbs
Burpees

 Camille LeBlanc Bazinet

90 DAY CHALLENGE: DAY 50
Vi-shake
no caffeine
no soda
only fruit or veggie snacks
no food after 8:00pm
no alcohol
reduce refined sugar intake
drink at least 3 glasses of water a day
no fried food

Feb 22, 2013

Friday 02.22.13

 6 rounds of:
400 meter run
10 burpees


Compare to 12.23.11




90 DAY CHALLENGE: DAY 47
Vi-shake
no caffeine
no soda
only fruit or veggie snacks
no food after 8:00pm
no alcohol
reduce refined sugar intake
drink at least 3 glasses of water a day

NEXT WEEK'S ADDED CHALLENGE: no fried food







"Deep-fried foods may be tasty, but they are definitely not healthy. Foods like french fries, onion rings, fried wontons and deep-fried candy bars offer little in the way of nutritional value while putting you at higher risk for certain health conditions. However, you don't necessarily have to give them up totally to have a healthy diet.

Nutrition Concerns

Deep-fried foods are usually high in fat, particularly the types of fats that are bad for your health. Many restaurants fry foods in oils containing trans fats, and since many deep-fried foods are coated in batter, they absorb more fat than they would without the batter coating. Because of the high fat content, they are also high in calories, making it more likely you will eat more calories than you need and possibly gain weight.

Health Risks

The saturated fat and trans fat in deep-fried foods increase your risk for high cholesterol and heart disease. If you eat a high-fat diet, you are also at higher risk for certain cancers and for obesity. Deep-fried foods also may contain acrylamide, a possible carcinogen, with foods fried at higher temperatures or for longer containing more than those fried for shorter times at lower temperatures.

Healthier Deep Fried Foods

If you can't give up fried foods, you can make them healthier. Use unsaturated oils to fry your foods, such as canola, corn, peanut, safflower, soybean or sunflower oil. Heat the oil to the proper temperature, as oil that isn't hot enough leads to increased fat absorption by the food. Make sure the oil returns to the right temperature in between each batch of food you fry in it.

Considerations

As long as your overall diet is low in fat, saturated fat and trans fat, you can eat deep-fried food in once in a while. Eat just a small amount of deep-fried food, and pair it with healthy foods, such as fruit and vegetables, that are low in calories. In a healthy diet, all foods are OK in moderation."

Mamas, I don't believe in extremes that are unmaintainable or that leave you feeling like you are always failing or cheating. I believe in moderation. I want all of us to try to cut out fried food for the rest of this challenge. If you steal a french fry from your hubby's plate or eat a chip from your kids lunch, you aren't cheating or failing, you are just living. We are cutting back. We are trying to be heathier every day and making changes that can last longer than 90 days. Next time you go to your family's favorite burger place, don't order your own fries, just steal 1 or 2 from someone else at your table. ;)

Feb 21, 2013

Thursday 02.21.13

Complete as many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:
18 Box jumps
15 Knees to elbows
12 Push-ups

Compare to 12.26.11


90 DAY CHALLENGE: DAY 46
Vi-shake
no caffeine
no soda
only fruit or veggie snacks
no food after 8:00pm
no alcohol
reduce refined sugar intake
drink at least 3 glasses of water a day

Feb 20, 2013

Wednesday 02.20.13

Hero WOD

Complete as many rounds as possible in 45 minutes of:
Run 800 meters
80 Squats
8 Pull-ups (jump up, slow down or reverse pull-ups)


This WOD is called a Hero WOD because it is done in honor of a fallen soldier. This WOD was created in honor of U.S. Army Captain John D. Hortman, 30, of Inman, South Carolina, who died on August 8, 2011, in Fort Benning, Georgia, in a helicopter accident during a military training exercise. When you feel like you can't go on and are only 10 minutes into this, think of the soldiers and what they push themselves through every day for us and keep going!

90 DAY CHALLENGE: DAY 45
Vi-shake
no caffeine
no soda
only fruit or veggie snacks
no food after 8:00pm
no alcohol
reduce refined sugar intake
drink at least 3 glasses of water a day

Feb 19, 2013

Tuesday 02.19.13

7 rounds for time of:
7 Push press,  20 lbs
7 Butterfly sit-ups
7 Burpees

90 DAY CHALLENGE: DAY 44
Vi-shake
no caffeine
no soda
only fruit or veggie snacks
no food after 8:00pm
no alcohol
reduce refined sugar intake
drink at least 3 glasses of water a day

Feb 18, 2013

Monday 02.18.13

Complete as many rounds and reps as possible in 12 minutes of:
50 Squats
30 Push-ups
15 Pull-ups (jump up, slow down or reverse pull-ups)

Post rounds completed to comments.

90 DAY CHALLENGE: DAY 43
Vi-shake
no caffeine
no soda
only fruit or veggie snacks
no food after 8:00pm
no alcohol
reduce refined sugar intake
drink at least 3 glasses of water a day

Feb 15, 2013

Friday 02.15.13

1000 meter run
50 Thrusters, 20 lbs
30 push-ups


90 DAY CHALLENGE: DAY 40
Vi-shake
no caffeine
no soda
only fruit or veggie snacks
no food after 8:00pm
no alcohol
reduce refined sugar intake

NEXT WEEK'S ADDED CHALLENGE: drink at least 3 glasses of water a day


Can drinking water help you lose weight?

Our bodies are about 70% water, yet so many of us deprive our bodies of this readily available, free drink. By filling up your body's "tank" with water every day, you will definitely  begin to lose weight and feel better. If you have ever wondered, "Does drinking water help you lose weight?".........

1. When you drink water, you will feel less hungry

"Various research shows that if you drink 2 cups of water 30 minutes before a meal then you will consume 75 calories less on average during that meal. That full-feeling, helping you to shave off 75 calories a meal, may not sound like anything significant to you, but if you ate 75 calories less for 2 meals a day, then in one day that is 150 calories less, and in one year that is that is 52,800 calories less. Divide that by 3,500 (the number of calories to lose 1 pound) and you've got yourself a 15 lb. weight loss in one year!"

2. When you drink water, your body burns more stored fat

"When you are trying to lose weight the parts of your body that you're focused on probably are not your kidneys and liver, but these parts are vital to weight loss. So a quick bio lesson is in order. The job of your kidneys is to eliminate waste. One job of your liver is to metabolize stored fat into usable energy. If your kidneys don't get enough water to do their job (eliminate waste), then they "ask" the liver to help out. The liver dutifully says, "yes," but it is your body that suffers. You see, if the liver is doing the work of the kidneys then it has less resources to do its own job well - and remember, its job is to burn fat. So you can help your liver do its job better, by helping your kidneys out, by drinking more water."

3. When you drink water, you will have more energy

"Even the slightest bit of dehydration can leave you feeling sluggish and that's not a good thing if you are trying to lose weight. Look back at the bio lesson on the liver. Recall that one job of your liver is to burn fat into usable energy. You do not want to be lacking in usable energy if you want to lose weight. Losing weight involves activity, moving, exercise, and if you are sluggish what is the first thing you do - probably sit on the couch in front of the television instead of going for a brisk walk or run. Being sluggish just weighs you down (pun intended). But you can turn it around by filling up with water, feeling more energetic, and becoming more active."

4. When you drink water, you are able to build more muscle

"Anyone who has ever been interested in weight loss probably knows that muscles burn more calories at rest than fat. So the more muscle you have, the more fat your body burns even when it's at rest. Think of it this way, blood plasma is 90% water and so water is like an ever-flowing stream in your body that carries oxygen and nutrients to your muscles, organs and entire body. This water transportation system, delivering nourishment, is not only vital to keeping your muscles hydrated so they contract, function, and build up optimally, but necessary for your entire body to have an overall feeling of well-being."

5. When you drink water, your metabolism increases

"When you think of metabolism, think of fat-burning. If you could burn fat faster and more efficiently then you could lose more weight. German researchers once conducted a study where they measured the participants' resting metabolism before and after they drank about two cups of water. The results showed that after 10 minutes their rates of metabolism began to pick up, after 40 minutes their metabolic rates' were 30% greater, and they remained at this faster rate for at least an hour. Simply put, increased metabolism burns more calories and when you are losing weight calorie burning is a critical piece of the equation."




Feb 14, 2013

Thursday 02.14.13

"Love It"

5 rounds for time of:
Run 400 meters
21 Deadlifts, 40 lbs

Compare to 02.14.12

Happy Valentine's Day Mamas!


90 DAY CHALLENGE: DAY 39
Vi-shake
no caffeine
no soda
only fruit or veggie snacks
no food after 8:00pm
no alcohol
reduce refined sugar intake

Feb 13, 2013

Wednesday 02.13.13

2 rounds for time of:
100 Jump rope
50 Shoulder to overhead (shoulder press), 20 lbs
25 Knees to elbows

Post time to comments.

90 DAY CHALLENGE: DAY 38
Vi-shake
no caffeine
no soda
only fruit or veggie snacks
no food after 8:00pm
no alcohol
reduce refined sugar intake

Feb 12, 2013

Tuesday 02.12.13

Complete as many rounds as possible in 7 minutes of:
7 Deadlifts, 40 lbs
20 meter Sprint
14 One legged squats
21 Jump rope 
20 meter Sprint

Post rounds completed to comments. 

90 DAY CHALLENGE: DAY 37
Vi-shake
no caffeine
no soda
only fruit or veggie snacks
no food after 8:00pm
no alcohol
reduce refined sugar intake

Feb 11, 2013

Monday 02.11.13

3 rounds for time of:
Run 800 meters
Rest 2 minutes

Compare to 09.07.12

"My name is Dasha ( I am Russian) and my way to fitness is a long story - from being half a pound short of 200 lb at my heaviest the day I went in labor with my youngest (of three) child to being 119 lb after 2 rounds of HCG and completing P90X 2 years later and capturing the crown of Mrs. Alaska United States 2012. In short, I have been addicted to HIIT since September. I now have found an affiliate at Elmendorf AFB and do WODs there 3 times a week and twice a week a follow the WODs from your blog. Here I do a 195 lb. deadlift PR. I would have never thought that I could lift a weight equal to the weight of my husband and that of my son combined! It is because of your blog I got hooked on HIIT and I see myself doing this for the rest of my life!"

90 DAY CHALLENGE: DAY 36
Vi-shake
no caffeine
no soda
only fruit or veggie snacks
no food after 8:00pm
no alcohol
reduce refined sugar intake

Feb 8, 2013

Friday 02.08.13

"Jodie"

20 Leg lifts
30 Wall ball shots, 10 lb ball
20 Knees to elbows
30 Box jumps, 18 inch box
20 Sumo-deadlift high-pull, 20 lbs
30 Burpees
20 Push press, 20 lbs
40 Walking lunges (40 total steps)

Compare to 12.22.11

 Hiit Mama Jodie

My friend Jodie has been with us for a long time and since I forgot to post her birthday WOD in December I thought I would throw it in now. Jodie has 3 kids and is in pharmacy school. Catch her if you can, Jodie is super fast!

90 DAY CHALLENGE: DAY 33
Vi-shake
no caffeine
no soda
only fruit or veggie snacks
no food after 8:00pm
no alcohol

NEXT WEEK'S ADDED CHALLENGE: reduce sugar intake
 (this will be my greatest challenge yet!)

Mamas, I want you to start to be aware of how much sugar you are consuming every day and start to cut back or cut out super sugary foods from your diet. If it is dessert at night, give yourself half of your normal portion. We all know what our own sugary vices are. Let's hold ourselves accountable and start our sugar detox and accelerate our progress on this fitness journey.

Dangers of Sugar

"The dangers of sugar are very serious. Excess sugar intake will do more to derail your weight loss eating plan than just about anything else. If you limit sugar in your diet, you will go a long way to getting incredible results with your weight loss eating plan.

The Hidden Dangers of Sugar

The Dangers of Sugar - When I researched the bad effects of sugar in our diet, I was astonished at how harmful sugar is to our bodies. We've all learned how sugar can rot our teeth, increase our risk of getting diabetes, and make us gain weight. You may be surprised at how many other bad effects sugar has on our system over the long term.

How Sugar Can Ruin Your Healthy Weight Loss Plan:
If you limit your sugar intake, you will be well on your way to building the body of your dreams. That's because excess sugar intake will do more to derail you from reaching your weight loss and fitness goals than just about anything.
The problem with sugar is that it tastes so darn good. Therein lies the rub. If sugar treats tasted like broccoli, it would be easy to avoid them altogether. Because sugar tastes good, it can be very difficult to avoid consuming excess amounts of it. Sugar is habit forming. It is addicting. And that can lead to all kinds of health problems. Sugar has absolutely no nutritional value. Consuming a lot of sugar is the equivalent of taking a daily fat pill.
Once we start eating sugar, it's difficult to stop. The more of it we eat, the more we crave.
Sugar is largely responsible for unwanted weight gain, excess fat, and excess sugar intake leads to obesity for too many people.
Sugar can give us a short-term spike in energy, but then we have an energy crash. Sugar actually robs us of energy, and that creates a vicious cycle where we exercise less, become even more sedentary, and gain even more weight.
Excess sugar intake is one of major reasons why many people don't realize their goal to lose weight or build a lean, muscular body. You cannot continue to take in excess amounts of sugar and expect to build the body that you desire.
There is a lot of media coverage about the dangers of saturated fat (and for good reason), but there is not enough coverage on the dangers of sugar. Limit both sugar intake and saturated fat in your diet, and you will see astonishing changes in your body. You will not believe the difference.

Dealing With Sugar Cravings:
We all struggle with food cravings. If you learn strategies of how to deal with sugar cravings, you will go a long way to reaching your weight loss and fitness goals.
Don't beat yourself up if you give in to the craving. You're human. Beating yourself up over the occasional slip up is only going to demotivate you and discourage you.

How Sugar Can Destroy your Body and Your Health:
One of the dangers of sugar is that sugar raises your blood sugar levels (makes sense). But sugar can also cause hypoglycemia. Over the long-term, excess sugar in your diet speeds up the aging process, increases your risk of getting cancer, heart problems, contributes to diabetes, can lead to osteoporosis, hurt your eyesight, and can cause arthritis.
For you ladies out there concerned about keeping your skin looking young, sugar plays a role in giving you wrinkles and aging your skin.

No Sugar Diet - Benefits of Cutting Sugar from Your Diet:
While we're not suggesting that you never eat sugar (that is extreme), if you adopt a a no sugar diet most days of the week, you will see quick weight loss results.
To put a more positive slant on it, if you limit your sugar intake, you lower your risk of degenerative diseases, slow the aging process, save hospital bills and medical bills, and improve the quality of your life. If you avoid the dangers of sugar, and limit your sugar intake, you'll look better, feel better, and perform better.
If you can discipline yourself to cut back on sugar, your chances of you getting serious results from your weight loss eating plan skyrocket. Cut back on sugar and the pounds will melt off your body.
Eating a lot of foods that contain too much sugar is habit forming. And like any other bad habit, the habit of eating too much sugar can be broken. Begin by cutting back on sugar a little at a time. Progressively cut back even more until you get to the point where you are consuming very little sugar in your diet. Substitute snacks that contain little or no sugar. Over time, it will get easier and easier to substitute good foods for the bad foods. You will train yourself to avoid the dangers of sugar.
We're not suggesting that you never eat sugar. Life is too short to never have candy bars, chocolate cake, and ice cream. Rather, work on cutting back on your sugar intake. The more you cut back on sugar, the more results you will see with your diet plan and your fitness goals.
Save the sugar foods as a way to reward yourself for your discipline with your diet plan. Create an incentive system where you reward yourself with your favorite sugar foods when you reach a weight loss or fitness milestone. This can be very effective in helping you reach your fitness goals."
 

Feb 7, 2013

Thursday 02.07.13

Max rounds in 3 minutes of:
3 Power cleans, 30 lbs
6 Push-ups
9 Squats

Rest 1 minute. Repeat for a total of 5 cycles.

Post rounds completed for each of the 5 cycles.

90 DAY CHALLENGE: DAY 32
Vi-shake
no caffeine
no soda
only fruit or veggie snacks
no food after 8:00pm
no alcohol

Feb 6, 2013

Wednesday 02.06.13

For time:
20 Front squats, 40 lbs
30 Box jump, 18 inch box
40 Kettlebell swings, 15 lbs
50 Wall ball shots, 10 pound ball

 Hiit Mama Denise

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"I can climb the rope at my school now because of your workouts!
Thanks! The kids got a kick out of seeing Mrs. Grimshaw climb the
rope! Thanks again!
-Denise"

90 DAY CHALLENGE: DAY 31
Vi-shake
no caffeine
no soda
only fruit or veggie snacks
no food after 8:00pm
no alcohol
 

Feb 5, 2013

Tuesday 02.05.13

As many rounds in 20 minutes of:
Run 400 meters
7 push-ups

Compare to 12.20.11 
(Your wish is my command Jen Morse! ;)


"My name is Becky, and my wonderful husband and I are missionaries in Nacala, Mozambique (Africa).  My friend Joy (Missionary in Zambia) told me about your site and I have been doing the workouts since November.  As a very busy Mom of 4, I love the quick and intense workouts.  Here is a picture of me and my youngest 2 on the roof of our house overlooking a bay of the Indian Ocean...Who said missionary life had to be suffering :-)
The other picture has all 4 of my kiddos, Andrew age 10, Dylan almost 8, Kate 6, and Micah 3 1/2.  I am a truly blessed Mama!!! (I often do your workouts the day after they post due to time difference and my crazy life, really appreciate your site!) Thanks, Becky"

90 DAY CHALLENGE: DAY 30
Vi-shake
no caffeine
no soda
only fruit or veggie snacks
no food after 8:00pm
no alcohol

Feb 4, 2013

Monday 02.04.13

3 rounds for time of:
15 Push-ups
15 Pull-ups (jump up, lower down)
30 Deadlifts, 40 lbs
30 Box jumps, 18 inch box

Hiit Mama Marlena

90 DAY CHALLENGE: DAY 29
Vi-shake
no caffeine
no soda
only fruit or veggie snacks
no food after 8:00pm
no alcohol

Feb 1, 2013

Friday 02.01.13

5 Knees to elbows
10 Deadlifts,40lbs
15 Butterfly sit-ups
50 Jump jacks
5 Knees to elbows
10 Deadlifts,40lbs
15 Butterfly sit-ups
100 Jump jacks
5 Knees to elbows
10 Deadlifts,40lbs
15 Butterfly sit-ups
150 Jump jacks
5 Knees to elbows
10 Deadlifts,40lbs
15 Butterfly sit-ups
200 Jump jacks

Compare to 12.19.11

90 DAY CHALLENGE: DAY 26
Vi-shake
no caffeine
no soda
only fruit or veggie snacks
no food after 8:00pm

NEXT WEEK'S ADDED CHALLENGE: no alcohol

"Consumption of alcohol may be legal worldwide, but that does not change the fact that alcohol can be an addictive and dangerous drug.





  1. 1) Liver Disease 

    Liver disease is the health outcome that is most commonly associated with excessive alcohol consumption. Intoxication causes your liver to swell, which can cause pain in severe cases. Among chronic alcohol users, this liver swelling will eventually result in the infiltration of fatty lipids and liver enlargement. Alcoholism can eventually result in cirrhosis of the liver, which reduces the liver to a yellow, swollen, scarred and non-functional organ.

    2) Memory and Learning Problems 

    Prolonged alcohol use is associated with brain shrinkage and tissue damage, and can cause memory and learning problems. Alcoholics also demonstrate diminished spatial abilities and attention spans, and have difficulty completing problem-solving tasks. In severe cases, alcoholism can result in anterograde amnesia, preventing the individual from being able to form new memories. For light and heavy drinkers alike, encoding of new memories is impaired during alcohol influence.

    3) Vitamin Deficiency 

    Excessive consumption of alcohol results in several vitamin deficiencies. These deficiencies are the result of alcohol's tendency to interfere with the absorption of vitamins by the body. Your body's folate, vitamin B-6, vitamin B-12, thiamine and vitamin A levels are all diminished with consumption of alcohol. Alcohol also results in loss of zinc through the urinary tract, limits the gastrointestinal absorption of iron, and is associated with anemia.

    4) Academic Performance 

    A 2005 study conducted at the University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse found that male college students who drink, or who live with a roommate who drinks, tend to have lower GPAs than non-drinkers and students living with non-drinkers. Interestingly, these differences in achievement were observed to be much smaller for female students, suggesting that males may be more vulnerable to the negative effects of peer pressure and alcohol use.

    5) Medication Interactions 

    Numerous types of medications can have negative interactions with alcohol. According to researchers at the University of Oklahoma, even moderate alcohol can interfere with your body's ability to metabolize drugs or can enhance the effects of certain medications. Medication interactions can often cause excessive drowsiness and can result in liver problems. Types of drugs that interact with alcohol include antibiotics, antidepressants, pain medications, antihistamines, barbiturates, opioids and muscle relaxants.

    6) Pancreas Problems 

    Alcohol can cause short-term impairment of the pancreatic system because alcohol stimulates pancreatic secretion but impairs the production of additional pancreatic enzymes. This results in digestion problems and the inability to absorb nutrients. Chronic alcohol consumption can even result in severe pancreatic dysfunction, such as pancreatitis.

    7) Sleep Deficiencies 

    While drinking alcohol can sometimes help people fall asleep, alcohol consumption is associated with sleep fragmentation and nighttime body arousal. Drinking also results in less REM sleep. Once a chronic drinker stops drinking alcohol the opposite effect is frequently observed, wherein periods of excessive REM sleep are comingled with periods of marked insomnia.

    8) Saturday Night Palsy 

    The colloquially-termed "Saturday night palsy" is a type of peripheral nerve damage that is caused when a frequent drinker falls asleep while putting excessive pressure on the hands, feet or another limb, as detailed in a report by Penn State University researchers published in the journal Alcohol Health & Research World. Since alcohol interferes with the body's ability to communicate with the brain, the affected limb may feel "dead" for a few days or a few weeks. In extreme cases of intoxication, loss of blood to a limb can even lead to amputation or death.

    9) Dehydration 

    In the short term, drinking alcohol can result in diuresis, or rapid dehydration. Consumption of alcohol results in the decreased secretion of antidiuretic hormones that prevent dehydration; dehydration is one of the main causes of hangover symptoms after drinking. It's never a good idea to drink alcohol when you're planning on engaging in physical activity or planning on being outside on a hot day.

    10) Fetal Alcohol Syndrome 

    According to the State University of New York in Potsdam, if you drink alcohol while you are pregnant you put your unborn baby at risk of developing fetal alcohol syndrome. Babies who suffer from fetal alcohol syndrome experience learning problems, deformed facial features, smaller heads and abnormally developed joints and limbs. They also weigh less and are shorter than other babies."