Earlier this summer, Chrissy Teigen and her husband John Legend traveled to Bali for a wellness retreat. There, she worked on her mind, body, and soul, after coming to a striking realization. “I was, point blank, just drinking too much,” she said.
She discussed how her drinking escalated from just sipping one glass during show preparation, to all-night partying: “I got used to being in hair and makeup and having a glass of wine. Then that glass of wine would carry over into me having one before the awards show. And then a bunch at the awards show. And then I felt bad for making kind of an ass of myself to people that I really respected. And that feeling, there’s just nothing like that. You feel horrible. It’s not a good look for me, for John, for anybody.”
“I don’t know how to go to an awards show and not drink,” she admitted. Celebrities already have easy access to almost everything they could ever wish for, so alcohol and food are always in excess at the events and shows that they attend. It’s probably really difficult to not indulge in gluttony. Chrissy has a history of alcohol abuse in her family and confessed that she “can’t just have one drink.” Because she is taking medication for postpartum depression and anxiety, alcohol just isn’t a good mix or a necessary pleasure in her lifestyle right now.
“People think it’s cutesy and fun to go on these boozy brunches, but there’s more to it. I’ve never once been like, ‘I’m sure glad I had that boozy brunch!'” she said, laughing. She does have a point. Going to a Sunday brunch might seem like fun at the time, but when you come home at 2 p.m. and you’re tipsy and sleepy, you’ll find nothing else gets done that day. You can’t go to the gym or run errands or get some chores done. You’re pretty much useless after that. It’s not the best way to start the last bit of your weekend time.
In Bali, Chrissy didn’t drink at all. She worked out and maintained a healthy diet. “It was really, really wonderful. I would wake up feeling amazing. My skin felt amazing. I was just so happy,” she said, beaming. She is even considering staying sober full-time, and sticking with the sober lifestyle for a while. “I used to think it was kind of nutty to have to go totally sober,” she said, adding, “but now I get it. I don’t want to be that person…I have to fix myself.” We just love the fact that Chrissy isn’t embarrassed or ashamed to admit she was overdoing it on the drinking, and if she’s happier not drinking, well, then that’s exactly what she should do. We have all been there. A good reset every now and then is just the ticket.