I have been quietly making changes.
6 days ago, I gave up sugar. You know, the processed white stuff? I call it poison. Because it is. It makes me tired, sluggish and fat. I hate how I feel eating it. I hate how I feel when I’m crashing. I hate how I feel with it in my system.
So 6 days ago… I stopped. I had one last coffee with sugar and cream, and called it a day. A side effect of the sugar ban is the lack of coffee. I can’t drink it without sugar. So.
I went through 3 days of hell.
Three days of headaches, tired beyond tired, and wondering what the hell I was doing it for.
And I kept it up. Peppermint green tea curbed the caffeine cravings. Smoothies with no sweetener curbed the intensity of the sugar cravings.
And now, it’s been 6 days.
There has been adjustments. Changes. Things that have surprised me.
- I have more energy.
- I sleep better.
- I have more stamina.
- I don’t crave it.
- I drink WAY more water.
- My mindset has changed with respect to other things.
Since the sugar exodus, I’m willing to try harder.
Roller derby practice? I push myself more. I’m less likely to give up. I work harder.
But best of all… I don’t feel exhausted all the time. I sleep, I wake, I make it through the day without falling asleep in my chair.
I’m saving money. NO more donuts, drive through coffee (and fries), nothing.
Tonight? I was ready for bed at 6.20. Went to derby practice half hour later and pushed myself harder than I ever have. Now, it’s an hour and a half past derby and I’m not feeling the post-derby crash. I do have to go to bed though, I have an early class and tomorrow’s class is my blood pressure skills test.
Best thing I’ve ever done.
I highly recommend it.