Kicking the Big Red Can

3 years ago

I am a Coca Cola girl, not Pepsi, but Coca Cola…and the 100% full strength kind. I don’t do Coke Zero and Diet Coke makes me gag. I don’t drink coffee so my Coca Cola is my morning pick me up. The big red can, or bottle, is like my alarm clock. Years ago, one of the office assistants would check to see if I had my morning “dose” before she would bring anything really big to me (she was playing it safe). It has been my sweet addiction.

I would have at least one glass a day and generally, more than one. I read article after article that told me that to get and stay fit, the soda would have to go. But when I would try to quit, I would undergo days of horrendous headache. So my partnership with my soda remained… until now.

I am happy to say that it has been more than a week since I have had a glass, can or sip of soda (and I have yet to snap on anyone). I’ve had minor headaches here and there, but nothing like what I had before. While I am not banning it completely, I am going to see if I can avoid it for a little longer. Then, I will add it back in moderation, not every day, but just once in a while (maybe once a week).

But what I learned is that while I’m really bad about keeping my fitness goals, I’m getting better! I am exercising more, eating better and I have kicked the soda habit that has been with me for decades. My self awareness for this week is advocacy so today I am an advocate for good health…mine!

(The picture was taken at #BlogHer13 and features @NicMKav, who I met at the conference. Who will you meet at #BlogHer14? Sign up today!)

Sincerely, 

LT

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