I am trying, once again, to give up soda. It is probably my biggest vice. I am not talking about diet soda, I am a real soda type of girl. Coca-Cola Classic actually. And I like it iced up. I can tell you the best places to get fountain coke – it varies greatly you know...
I am not really sure where the addiction came from. We didn’t have soda (or pop as all my college friends called it) around the house growing up. My parents never really drank it. I remember starting to drink it in high school. When a soda and a bag of chips was a healthy lunch... Crazy, I know. In college, it became my caffeine of choice. I would rather have a cold, fizzy soda in the morning than hot coffee. And it grew from there.
I have given it up for Lent and other reasons in the past, but it never stuck. And I am not all that sure it will stick this time, but I am hoping I can get to the point where I just enjoy one every once in a while. I really like the taste and the fizz – it really isn’t a caffeine thing.
In order to kick my habit, I have stocked up on some alternatives. For the morning, I have some TJ's half-caf coffee, paired with sugar free vanilla creamer. For the daytime, I have my trusty water bottle(s) and a selection of tea bags and crystal light mixes.
If you haven’t sampled all the new varieties of Crystal Light recently, give them a try. My favorite has to be the Immunity variety. It is a cherry pomegranate flavor. A bit strong if you use the entire portion, half of the packet is plenty.
Anyway, so I am putting my goal out there into the universe, hoping it might help me succeed. It is ultimately part of my Bigger, Smaller Life plan – the health and fitness branches. These branch need a decent amount of TLC right now and are a current focus for me. As is finding my inner “Athlete” again. I am missing her. I know she is still there, she just need to be reawakened.