I've been a little absent from the blog again, but I think I had some pretty good reasons!
About a month ago, I had a mild head cold and just wasn't feeling all that great. Unfortunately, rotations still go on and I was trying to do too much outside of my rotation on top of not feeling well. I kicked the cold, but with less than 6 hours of sleep a night, I was waking up nauseated, already tired, and compensating with WAY too much caffeine. I'm talking a couple of cups of coffee in the morning, feeling the slump at noon and adding in a Crystal Light Energize (120 mg of caffeine) for the afternoon! So over the limit of 200 mg of caffeine a day. It was time to change before I spiraled even further down. #caffeineaddictionconfession
First thing to go? Caffeine. I quit "cold turkey" and had an AWFUL headache the first day. Yes, I could have had a bit of caffeine to get me over the hump, but my mindset was all or nothing at the time. I've never been a big pop drinker, but stopping the coffee and Crystal Light Energize addiction was difficult. So I started by substituting in regular Crystal Light - Lemonade, Raspberry Lemonade, and Raspberry Ice are my usual go-to flavors! My goal was to drink two water bottles a day (my reusable water bottles are similar to these, so closer to 20 oz a pop, so 40 oz total).
|Nalgene On The Fly Water Bottle|