Big news here, I just discovered green tea. As a good friend kindly said to me after I shared the news with her "welcome to 1999." Totes. I've been coffee free for over 3 weeks now, and surprisingly, after the first 5 days, it wasn't hard. I never found myself mindlessly going to the coffee maker and filling up the coffee pot half way with water before remembering 'no coffee.' I never found myself in the breakroom grabbing a paper cup and holding under the pump pot before remembering 'no coffee.' I just sort of forgot about coffee altogether. I don't know, its hard to explain, and weird because for as many years as I can remember back (15+), I've started EVERY morning with coffee.
A few weeks ago, February Challenge Buddy recommended a green tea blend she liked. BF deluxe kept trying to get me to try tea. Finally, yesterday, I had it up to my eyeballs with my stupid half-cold (not full blown enough to miss work, but not less enough to be ignored, and 5 days already?! Over it!) and I wandered into the breakroom and noticed green tea. Work just happened to stock the green tea brand challenge buddy recommended, but not the type- she likes the mint green, and we only had plain green. No worries, I found a bag of mint tea next to the green tea, and combined the two. Crazy, I know. I figured I wanted more flavor, so I let those guys sit in there for about a minute, and when it cooled down enough to not burn my lips off, I tried it. The warm liquid was so soothing to my sick throat, and made my sinues feel better. Before I knew it, the tea was gone. It was also fantastic to drink something besides water. Sold!
I woke up today feeling so much better. I doubt its the tea, and more of the half-cold finally running its course, but whatever. I had more tea today, and it was delicious. I can see this easily becoming a new obsession of mine, and isn't there something about green tea and weight loss? Hmmm. Slow to learn sometimes, slow to learn.
In other news, I felt well enough today to go to the gym, and I have no idea why after missing 4 days of CrossFit, it felt like my first day. Always. Must remember to not skip so many days. They announced today a Superbowl Sunday WOD, and I'm all about that!