Coffee in the Morning

On May 1st, the incomparable @Sophia_Roe dropped a bomb on me… that I was possibly bitchy because I drank coffee and ate bacon first thing in the morning. Say whaaaa…

 

I mean… I can give you a list, a long bitchy list of all the things that make me bitchy, and never once did I think coffee and bacon would be on that list! But, Sophia is my #wcw, so I basically have to do whatever she says. I’m pretty sure that’s how #wcw works… Also, I had heard this “drink lemon water in the morning” advice before. I even tried it, but I didn’t make it a whole week before reverting back to coffee.

I didn’t drink coffee to wake up. I drank coffee to self-soothe. I used to get coffee as soon as I got to work, to curb the anxiety of all the things I was being asked to do and to manage the extroverted interactions that felt more like assaults. I would literally sip as person after person chatted with me, asked of me, and added to my daily workload. Coffee was my introvert blankie. I’m also not a morning person (read: don’t talk to me, look at me, or breathe in my direction before 10am… 11am… ok, 2pm), so I added bacon to my daily ritual to make mornings tolerable. Because, bacon.

Now that I work for myself, I no longer have to deal with unwanted interactions first thing in the morning or others adding to my workload. I set the tone for each day and I no longer have a need for daily self-soothing, especially if it’s not good for me. And, especially if it’s making me bitchy! So, I did as Sophia insisted and I gave up coffee and bacon… three days later. Well, I wasn’t going to let good bacon go to waste, bitchy or not.

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I’m not going to lie, for me to have any interest, in anything, it has to be pretty. So when my other #wcw @RachelAdams launched her love project Journeystrength at the same time, I knew it was a sign to fully commit to lemon water.

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It takes 66 days for a habit to form. I have been waking up and drinking lemon water from my self-affirming water bottle for 7 weeks, that’s 49 days strong! Not only am I drinking lemon water in the morning, but I’m drinking it all day. I refill my bottle 3-5 times a day and I’m loving it.

I don’t think that drinking lemon water first thing in the morning has made me any less bitchy, that would require holy water. But, I have noticed that my skin is glowing and let’s be honest, that’s what really matters. I also have a lot more energy, have been sleeping better, am snacking less, and did I mention my skin is George McGorge?

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I’m also happy to no longer be participating in habits that aren’t the best for me. I still have coffee and bacon, but for enjoyment and not necessity.

If lemon water isn’t your thing, then maybe another infused water is

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Stay hydrated & happy luvvhers!

xok

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Kenya Raymer is a writer, blogger, dancer and the hostess of the natural-hair meet up Curls & Cocktails. She is a self-love enthusiast who uses her natural-hair platform as a space to discuss hair and all things beautiful & real. She is loving in Nashville, TN, where she promotes the local eats, animal rescue, self-awareness, personal growth, happiness and finding comfort in your own skin.

10 thoughts on “Coffee in the Morning

  1. LoL! I LOVE Sophia!!! I too started drinking lemon water in the mornings after her post. Loving the results too!!! 🙂

  2. I’ve never been a coffee drinker in the mornings, but I do love my bacon! I’ve heard of this, but admittedly and with a sigh of embarrassment, I’ve been too lazy to try it. Do you make a pitcher of lemon water and just use that to refill? Or do you literally cut up lemons every time you make a new cup?

    I need to get my life.. Thanks for this! xo

    Through Jam’s Eyes

    1. I cut a new lemon echo day & just refill my bottle. Before I had the bottle, I would cut a lemon and drop a couple slices into a glass and use the whole lemon over a couple days.

  3. I used to use the actual fruit (lemon) but doing that everyday can be bad for your teeth enamel because of the acid. Now I use lemon essential oil in my water. Just 1 or 2 drops for the lemon flavor. Plus it still has the vitamin C.

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