My 12 day coffee detox
I would lie if I said it was easy as pie but I was surprised to stick to the plan and didn’t die!! My 10 days without coffee turned out to be 12 days (surprised myself). The first and second day, ok the third day was probably the hardest. I only got a headache once in which I took two advil tablets. During this time thoughts kept on saying “are you crazy, what are you doing without coffee” or “this is a stupid plan” or “just give in to one cup of coffee, no big deal”. The hardest part was trying to fight off my own thoughts…. Do you have days like that!! Well I sure did.
You may ask “why would you do something like this” well I thought I really won’t be able to do without coffee and wanted to challenge myself. Not to sound too spiritual but I did ask God to please help me. In my weakest craving, He came through.
During this time I was talking to a friend that quit smoking for almost 3 to 4 years. But she mentioned she still had cravings, so I asked her, “how do you resist the cravings, what do you do or say to yourself ?”. She laughed and said “ well I realize the craving is for only few seconds and then it leaves. If you can resist that few seconds and distract yourself of doing something else your good to go”. So I applied this plan to my ‘coffee detox’ and yes, it did work. Also I’m used to drinking my coffee early in the morning so during this time I drank hot water, kinda tricking the body of the warmth liquid. And drinking water as soon as you wake up, is a very good and healthy habit. (its a keeper) 😉
What about you, have you tried a challenge in the past or maybe you’re doing one right now? Would love to hear about it!!
Comparison the deadly pill!
The uniqueness of our beauty is put to death when we compare ourselves to another. Our fingerprints and DNA cries out to be different, each one is valued and created marvelously. When we realize this, then the process begins of unwrapping our God given gifts, talents and vision.
I think every time we ignore our self identity and try to copy someone else we lose something precious and the world, our community of influence have lost a special contribution only you and I can give.
Comparison the deadly kill! Strong words I know. But we need to recognize who we are and ‘whose’ we are. God masterfully designed our complex being only to find what our soul was thirsting all this time. A connection with the creator, only then you will know yourself and the worth to be someone else will soon disappear like the morning fog that comes and goes ever so quickly.
Let’s take a risk of stepping out and being true to ourselves and from that truth we can truly inspire others to do the same.
I’ve caught the bug again!!!!!!!!!!!!
The running bug that is 🙂
I’ve always love to be outdoors and I am a pretty active individual but recently i’ve slipped into a mode of making excuses of not keeping myself more discipline in the area of my workouts. I am a person that love to try new challenges! that being said .. this summer (that is slowing coming to a close) I signed up for CrossFit – which was amazing and extremely changeling the way of their workouts. But it wasn’t what i fully enjoyed as a workout regime. Even though my body got into shape i wasn’t the hardcore weight lifter. I love running and always have but for some odd reason i gave into my emotions in how i would feel that day, so sporadically I would go for a brisk walk maybe a quick run. I knew i had to do something. Last month I saw a picture of myself and i knew I had to get back in shape. Soooo once again I was looking for some form of motivation / inspiration out “there” … wherever that was.. but didn’t find it! I looked inside me and knew I had to dig deep and find my drive – my passion that once made me to finish a half a marathon last year. WOOP! (by the Grace of God ) AND that’s when the 21 day Challenge Idea came about 🙂 I would post it on FB so all of my friends would know and it was almost an accountable thing .. it showed them what i was up too and i hope it might motivate them to keep fit and healthy but mostly it was for myself to be accountable to someone .. or in this case to some 100 friends LOL
So here I am almost finishing my 21 Day Challenge.. I have to say I LOVE IT!
So you ask what’s next? .. well my friends come back and check it out.. and i’ll keep you updated 🙂