Caffeine is my drug of choice.
I must have it often because I am *blessed* with a baby that only sleeps in two hour increments, including overnight. Sometimes the only way I can get through my day is with an endless supply of Diet Pepsi by my side to keep me
alive awake. (note: I don’t like the taste or smell of coffee or tea)
I know this is a nutritional no-no and have attempted many times to kick the habit but have yet to be successful.
I set off today to find alternate caffeine sources and here are some of the interesting choices I came across:
- Jolt Gum: They claim two pieces of gum is the same as having a cup of coffee. This could be dangerous as I tend to chew gum by the pack. It also contains guarana, which has a long list of side effects that I would rather not experience.
- Spazzstick: caffeinated lip balm. It was created by an Alaskan police officer who needed to stay awake during long shifts and also wanted to protect his lips. It seems genius to me, but with flavors like “Chocolate Cake” I imagine I will burn through a stick every hour or so. It could get costly, especially at $2.99 a stick. I also can’t find anywhere on the website where it lists the ingredients?
- Shower Shock: caffeinated soap that contains “approximately 12 servings/showers per 4 oz. bar with 200 milligrams of caffeine per serving.” No, you do not eat the soap in the shower, it is somehow absorbed through your skin. Also very pricey ($7 per bar) and it is a rare day when I get time to take a shower in the morning.
What do you think, have you tried any of the above?
And have you been active today?
No excuses gang, not even being too tired! Wake up, get up, and move your body!