Post Lenten Sacrifice
What did you give up for Lent? Sweets, alcohol, cursing (I’m so guilty!)? I gave up nothing, and let me explain why. I don’t have a lot of vices, thank God. Okay, okay, looking back now, I guess I could’ve given up cursing. But I didn’t. In terms of other vices, I hadn’t drank alcohol since I went on a girls getaway with my friend right before New Year’s to Seattle, and I tend to eat pretty boringly healthy. I do indulge, 1 piece of dark chocolate a day, and no I wasn’t about to give that up. But I had the idea of giving up coffee, and I really wanted to. I love coffee, not for the caffeine, but just for the taste, smell, and comfort it gives me.
However, there are downsides to coffee, like how acidic it is, and how the past few months, I’ve been feeling extra bloated and the only acidic thing in my life is coffee, and I wanted to see how my body responded without routine coffee in my life. So coffee was my Lenten sacrifice idea. The problem? I was going to be in Europe during Lent, and there was no way I was giving that up while in Italy. Well, I’m obviously back and ready to revisit the giving up of coffee. Not caffeine, I love English/Irish breakfast tea, and am known for the occasional BANG Cotton Candy drink pre-gym, and although tea is acidic as well, it doesn’t have the same effect on me that coffee does tummy wise. Plus, one cup of tea, not even every day, with a lil almond milk and honey just makes me feel British/ European, and therefore happy.
Tomorrow is May 1st. It’s Botox therapy for migraine day, and Day 1 that I’m breaking up with coffee for the foreseeable future. Please wish me and my black tea luck over the next few weeks, and the beloved hashtag #ButFirstCoffee is going to have to hibernate for a while for me, and let’s be honest, #ButFirstTea doesn’t quiiiite have the same kind of ring to it…