Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Cutting Back on Coffee: 3 Weeks In

Ok, ok, so I promised a coffee cutback update like, 2 weeks ago. I haven't even updated since my first official day of this "self-experiment". But it's better late than never, right?


So. I have actually managed to be quite successful at cutting back on my caffeine intake...at least during the week. (On the weekend, all bets are off. I love the smell of a fresh pot of coffee brewing and the luxury of sipping it throughout the morning)

During the work week in the past few weeks, I have had no more than two 8-ounce cups of joe per day--and most days, I am down to one! I think the Keurig actually has a lot to do with it. With ground coffee, I find myself of the mentality "Oh, I can brew a whole pot, why not?". But with K-cups, I am much, much more frugal--those little puppies are pricey! So, I tend to really decide which k-cup I want and make the choice to enjoy just that one variety of coffee that day.

Sean and I recently stocked up on this one, this one, and this one<----(I am particularly excited about that last one because it is organic, fair trade coffee.)

Energy wise, I feel great. Whether it is a "late" day or an "early" day at work, I still have been trying to go to sleep and wake up at the same time, making me feel well-rested. Having a routine is good, in my opinion, and keeps our bodies functioning at their best.

Buuuuuut, as aforementioned, on the weekend ALL BETS ARE OFF. The boyfriend and I love to cozy up under the covers all morning, and really, can you blame us? It's February, and it's much warmer under the covers than out and about!

So, there you have it. Has anyone else had any success monitoring their coffee intake? Do you feel like coffee affects your energy levels, ability to sleep, ability to perform well at work/school, or not? Discuss!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...