Tuesday morning, I started my day with about 16 oz. of water and the juice from one full lemon. I was a bit impressed because I didn't end up with a caffeine headache, and I even felt energized enough to go to a nice hot yoga class! (It's been a while since I've gone to a class or even done anything at home) Yay yoga!! My day went well. No obvious effects of no caffeine, and I think I felt pretty energized. I am a firm believer in mind over body, so it may have been merely psychological.
Wednesday, I overslept. Not sure if that had something to do with being overly tired, or a low volume on my alarm...I didn't get my lemon water until after I dropped the kids off at school. Still, no caffeine headache, but I did feel a little off. Regardless I stuck to my guns, went to another hot yoga class (yay, yoga!). Was feeling a bit weak at some moments, but I think it was lack of water and pushing myself too hard. Again, here, water=life! Perhaps I pushed myself too hard with my new-found sense of "clean energy" and back-to-back days of hot yoga, because I fell asleep on the couch for a little over an hour.
Thursday, I was running behind in my morning preparation, so I took my water with the juice of one lemon to go. I was doing just fine, but I decided that I needed 12 oz. of coffee to supplant my morning water. There was Santa, and kids, and I had a meeting. I needed coffee; at least for some reason my mind was telling me I needed it. My body probably could have done without it.
So did I negate the whole 20 oz. of lemon water with my little cup of Turkish coffee with a dash of cinnamon? Who knows. My body didn't feel any different than it did before the coffee, I didn't get shaky or have any adverse side effects. All in all, I was rearin' to go!
I like the idea of the lemon water to start my day, but I wont count out having a cup of coffee. Less coffee is probably better. Interjecting more tea may be wise as well. I also need to keep up with my yoga! Tomorrow I'm going to try a little Hatha yoga, after my lemon water of course.