On the road to better health and wellness, one must make the necessary sacrifices to improve oneself. Apparently, one of the sacrifices I need to make is to drink less coffee. I’m supposed to stop drinking I altogether, but for the time being, I’m just working on cutting back. Since the coffee maker at my work broke, I thought what better time to start.
Let me tell you, when you’re only allowed one coffee a day, you cling to it. You savour every last drop. You search for more drops and pray that your coffee cup might have become a magical never-ending stream of coffee. When you realize that you’ve hit the last drop and there is no more coffee in sight until the next morning, it hurts. I mean, your head literally starts to hurt, yearning for more caffeine. I was up most I the night thinking about how I was going to get through the next day. Needless to say, this made it even harder to get through the day without an afternoon coffee.
You know, I don’t just drink coffee for my benefit. I drink it for those around me. You see, I’m not exactly a morning person. Before my morning coffee, I could very well pass for an extra out of The Walking Dead. Although coffee doesn’t turn me into a Marry Poppins, it helps my grunts to sound more like real words.
Since I made the decision to drink less coffee, I thought I should seek out suitable alternatives. I mean, it’s unreasonable to expect me to get more sleep at night. I have too many places to go and too many things to do. I decided to start with green tea. It’s hot like coffee, it has many nutritional benefits, and most importantly, I’m allowed to drink it. The verdict: it’s alright. It basically tastes like hot water than ran through a bunch of plants. It is much better with honey, but I’m also supposed to cut that out. I also decided to try green smoothies. You can probably guess that this tasted like plants too. I mean, one of the main ingredients was spinnach, so I shouldn’t have been surprised.
This eating healthy business is not for the faint of heart, but I’m told that it’s worth it in the end. I am looking forward to feeling healthier. I guess I better drink some more plants…