Fitness Challenges: The coffee experiment – update

The coffee experiment piece that I wrote a few weeks ago is still getting some views and likes. So, I figured I owed you all a follow up.

I caved and went back to coffee drinking. But, I’ll be honest. My break away from the caffeine fueled drug that it is – helped.

Coffee in the morning has become more of a ritual than anything over the years. Especially in winter months. It’s the warmth of the cup in the morning that gets me going. Nothing beats the smell of freshly brewed coffee.

I made the switch from McCafe coffee to Tim Horton’s coffee because Tim’s was on sale. And I forgot how much I don’t like it. McCafe will beat Tim Horton’s any day in the race of who makes the better coffee. I don’t know if it’s the beans they use – or what the difference is. But McCafe just has a better taste.

I’m down to 1-2 cups daily. I don’t crave coffee anymore when I first wake up. And there have been mornings in the last two weeks that I’ve skipped out on coffee all together.

I think for me, coffee is more about the experience than coffee itself.

I didn’t start drinking coffee until I started working early mornings back in 2004. My whole outlook on coffee changed when I had to start getting up at 7:00 am daily. It seemed that I couldn’t start my day without it.

Now — for better or for worse – I can take coffee or leave it. Have I beat the addiction? I doubt it. But I know that it’s not the end of the world if I skip out on a cup or two a week.

Coffee for me is also a social thing. It’s something I enjoy with my family on Sunday mornings at my volunteer gig. It’s a cheap way to catch up with old friends. It’s something that people who don’t have many things in common – can do together.

How has the coffee experiment improved my life? I guess it really hasn’t.

Because, you know, coffee.

How do you take your coffee in the morning?

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Good for you for kicking the habit (kinda! 😀) I quit coffee a few years ago, and it was pretty tough. I ended up with headaches from caffeine withdrawal for several days. It basically sucked. But I agree with you, when I quit, it was more the ritual and the break I missed than anything else.


  2. Wendy says:

    Thanks! It didn’t last long lol. But there are some days I just don’t feel like making an entire pot for myself. I wonder if I actually bought one of those single pod machines if I would drink more. But I’d be totally bad for the environment and stuff.


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