I won’t lie, I am a massive coffee drinker – 3 cups of coffee a day? Try 6, and that’s on a slow day 😀
I’ve been seeing a lot of research on coffee being bad. Coffee being good. Coffee is actualy hydrating. Not it’s not! Yes, science proves it! Bullshrimp!!
So you know what? I am going to go on a 30 day experiment, it is also a challenge for me because I love coffee, and I’m about to take it away.
For 30 days I am going to drink the recommended 8 glasses of water every day, not only that but I am also going to give up drinking tea and coffee thereby eliminating all caffeine.
I am actually excited and curious about the what I will notice in my body with this break from caffeine and a huge increase in water consumption, cause let’s face it, we don’t drink enough water.
I’ve been thinking about how to fit in 8 glasses of water in in the waking hours, and really it’s not that hard if you swap sipping water with casual gulping, you can finish a glass within a few minutes.
So my plan is as follows (and it’s very simple and not as bad as I initially thought):
Before 12pm – drink 2 glasses
Between 12 and 3pm – drink 2 glasses
Between 3 and 6pm – another 2 glasses
Between 6 and 9pm – finish off those last 2 bad boys
Giving up coffee will be hard because I’m half Italian, I love my coffee, I drink espresso as a night cap. Coffee, especially in the mornings is a godsend but I’m just gonna have to bite the bullet and get that watery kick instead.
So today is day 1. I have drunk 3 glasses so far. I’m behind because I just decided to do the challenge now, for the rest of today I will have a glass every half hour to make up those 5 remaining glasses.
It would be good to get initial numbers like blood pressure, weight, etc. But it’s a bit late in the day plus day 1 won’t really affect anything so I will post some numbers on day 2.
So there it is. My challenge, the reason why I’m posting my progress on here is to make me accountable and also to remind me that I’m on this stupid challenge that I will regret when I look at the coffee jar tomorrow morning :s
P.S For my language learning activities I’m doing a challenge called the TV method with Mandarin Chinese. I am aiming for at least 3 hours of contact time per day. I am an upper intermediate in Chinese so the progress report probably won’t be AS exciting as if I was starting out in the language, but I am putting this challenge to myself to get to that ellusive native-fluency mark.
If you want me to post my TV method progress then comment below, if not then I won’t bother 🙂