Week one has passed, and it has been interested. I’ve been taking a coffee challenge based on this article and infographic. Here’s an update:
- I drink one cup before 8:00 am. I tried waiting until 9:30 to have a cup, but that’s difficult when you brew a pot so everyone can take a tumbler to work, and then you have to leave it there. It’s like buying your own Christmas present, wrapping it, and then waiting until Dec. 25 to open it.
- I drink a tumbler at work or 2 cups of Keurig coffee until 11:30.
- I drink 1 cup in the afternoon at 1:30 or 2:00 pm.
The results are mixed. As my body has acclimated to the new routine, I’ve found 3 things:
I’m not feeling rested in the morning, but… I think this is temporary. I’m waking up around 4:00 or 5:00 pm every morning, and end up falling back asleep and missing my alarm. This morning was the first time that I just woke up at 6:00 and felt like I didn’t want to go back to sleep. It’s been a tough transition, but we’ll see in anther week.
I’m actually drinking more coffee not less. I’m actually adding a cup in the afternoon rather than skipping it. The article suggested that I would be able to ingest less caffeine for greater energy boost. So far, not so much. However, it’s only been one week.
I’m not feeling more energetic. I thought that this new routine would primarily give me an energy boost in the afternoon. I haven’t seen that yet. Again, one week is not a huge sample size.
I’ll keep going and keep you updated on what’s happening! I may even try to limit my intake before 9:30 am! Maybe….
Question: What’s your coffee routine? Does it help you achieve the energy boost you need?