“I don’t know how people live without coffee, I really don’t” – Martha Quinn
The goal that I thought might have been harder than it was, was in giving up coffee. I haven’t had a cup of coffee (or even a sip) since September 11th. I really thought I was going to have some psychological issues with removing coffee from my routine, but I have found that it doesn’t bother me. It does affect me in some ways though.
I’ve found that I have to sleep earlier, and I pay dearly if I skip this to watch a show or stay up and write or read. DEARLY. The next day I drag, but I sort of like the idea that this is a natural reaction, that my body is telling me ‘hey fucker you didn’t sleep enough last night, enjoy your bag of shit day today’. This sort of ‘body neutral’ feeling is alright.
I’ve also been taking twice daily supplements of Fish Oil and an organic multivitamin, sourced from fruits and vegetables.
I take Rainbow Light Certified Organic Men’s Multivitamin, twice daily. It’s got a really wide base of vitamins, and is particularly strong in B vitamins (which help provide me with natural energy). It also has pro-biotics, helping to keep my internal fauna kicking ass.
I’ve been taking Fisol fish oil supplements, and these are for brain activity. keeps me sharp, and these don’t digest until in the intestines, so no fishy burps (which is key).
I’ve also been drinking Amazing Grass’s Green Superfood. It’s a green, grassy tasting powder mix that I stir into some water. Sounds gross, but it’s got a ton of stuff in it, and if you’re even slightly averse to eating vegetables, this helps out big time. Here are some benefits:
My favorite side effect is being nicer. I’m less crabby. I listen more before reacting, especially with my wife.