Dazed And Confused: A post about my addiction

Why am I dragging?

I woke up and had a cup of green tea in the morning,then a cup of earl grey in the afternoon, and right now I am sipping on a foamy cup of ginseng.

Nothing sounds better than a cup of coffee right now…

If I only had a cup of coffee I would have focus and energy and things would make sense.  I would not drag through my days and depend on multiple naps…  Life would make sense!

I also know that I do not want to awaken that beast again because I honestly do not handle high levels of caffeine well and I love how my waistline is shrinking and my wallet’s waistline is maintaining.  If I were to hop on to that lovely coffee train again my wallet would shrink too and more than I want it to.

So what do I do when I don’t know what to do?  I write a blog post about my problems to talk it all out, of course!

I think there are more reasons to why I am dragging like the fact that this is Day #6 of intermittent fasting.  My body must be adjusting.  I really hope that it acclimates soon!

I probably need more water too.  Sometimes I forget that tea is not a substitute for water.  The good news is that I have been cutting the drive thru’s out just like I wanted to.  Another reason why giving up coffee is a good thing.  I depend on drive thru’s when I need my coffee fix.

Additionally, I did a lot of cardio this week.  There were at least 2 days where I took double Zumba / dance classes and I am sure that affects my energy level as much as I love those classes.

When my energy is low like it is today, it makes me feel like something is wrong even though everything is okay.

I miss the way that coffee makes me feel hyped up and excited about life, but I also want to learn how to be naturally energetic and productive.

I think it is time for me to start journaling more and to dig into my library of self-help books so that I can feel more optimistic again.

I am going to a Zumba party at my gym in about an hour and I even have a costume.  Hopefully that will help me find my sparkle again!

Do you drink coffee?  If not, how do you stay energized?   Comment below to share!

Love, Joy, and Blessings Always,

❤ Alana Xoxoxo

 

4 thoughts on “Dazed And Confused: A post about my addiction

  1. Hello, I do not drink coffee. I don’t like how it’s acidic yuk lingers on my tongue an hour afterwards. I seem to gain energy and lightness and optimism by eating lightly every couple of hours. I avoid wheat, corn (in any form) , dairy, eggs, beef – sensitive to all those and if I cheat – I have no energy or motivation. I can handle green tea- my fav is Harney&Sons Tropical Green. Mmmmmm. Doesn’t seem to affect me like coffee (feeling strung out) but does keep me going.

    1. Hello! Thanks for the suggestions. I am going to look more closely at my nutrition and see if I can figure out how the different foods affect me. I really appreciate you reading and sharing your own experience.

      ❤ Alana

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