It has been over a week since I’ve given up coffee, and I can definitely feel a difference in my body, mind, and energy level.
What started out as a “give my digestive track a rest” day, has transpired into something much more than that.
- My stomach cramping that I experience far too often…gone.
- Racing thoughts and indigestion…gone.
- Crazy cravings..gone.
- Afternoon crash…gone.
The list goes on, and as of right now, I feel way too good to turn back to the dark (black coffee) side.
I’m not saying that this is a life long commitment… I know that I can have coffee whenever I want.
In fact, I have an entire caddy full of K Cups in my kitchen right now, but I just don’t crave it like I used to.
The smell of a coffee shop still excites my senses, but it’s as if my body decided, for me, to off the coff and look for something different. And even though I only averaged about 2 cups a day, the results that I feel are undeniable.
The start of my day remains the same with warm lemon water, but I now follow it with a cup of Yerba Mate Tea, and some sort of Green beverage.
Kale, Spinach, Green Apple (cored),Cucumber, Lime, Ginger Root and Cold Water.
On hectic days, I often grab a Green Juice at Starbucks on my way to work, along with a Tazo Zen Green Tea, which is perfect for that extra dose of energy.
Some other choices throughout the day have been ginger tea (I grate ginger root into a cup of hot water), sparking water, water infused with cucumbers, mint, or frozen fruit, and coconut water post workout.
Dark Chocolate Zico = THE best
My mediation practice has definitely helped me figure out what my body wants and needs, and I do not need to run on auto pilot with a cup of coffee glued to my hand.
I’m sleeping better, my focus has improved, no more upset tummy, and I feel a sense of peace that I’ve never felt before. And I’m still killing my workouts.
I am not telling you to give up coffee, or any other vice that you may have. I am simply giving you my experience, and asking you to take a deeper look at all of your EVERYDAY choices.
Coffee, cigarettes, diet soda, cramming every last second of your day with work that you go to bed with your head spinning and feel an overwhelming sense of anxiety…
Does any of this serve you, or is it simply a habit?