Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Sorry Coffee, My Feelings Have Changed And I Want To Break Up

So I started to write a post yesterday, but when I was about halfway through I decided I didn't like it so I have it saved. When I have time, maybe I will revise and pass it along. In the meantime, I have something exciting to tell you :)
For those of you who don't know, I work 2 jobs. Its supposed to be a full time job and a part time job, but Target just loves me so much that they usually give me almost-full-time hours. So on an average week, I am working about 70 hours. This on top of the fact that I am not naturally a super energetic person, and I seem to require more sleep than most, and I am usually dragging around as a result. Coffee has been my very best friend these past couple of years, but lately I have wanted to try something else. I don't like to be that person who has to rely on a huge cup of caffeine every day, not to mention that the jittery feeling isn't fun, and it has usually worn off by lunchtime. This leaves me sleeping at my desk for part of the afternoon, and I don't think my superiors appreciate that. In fact, I'm pretty sure its frowned upon. Anyway, I have been reading a lot of blogs and articles about natural ways to increase energy, and came across Maca powder. It was mentioned by a few different people so I looked it up and found that among other things, it is supposed to "combat fatigue." I found it at Whole Foods, ($25 a pack, damn..) and mixed it into my smoothie yesterday. Now let me tell you, this stuff on its own smells and tastes like vomit, but since it calls for only a teaspoon, its fairly covered up in the smoothie. And coincidence or not, I was bouncing around in my chair during work yesterday. I didn't get sleepy till just before I left work. This is HUGE. NEWS. I am trying it again today to see if it really is the powder doing it. If it is, and if you are like me and tend to be sleepy a lot during the day, I suggest you try it. I researched it online, there are no known side effects, and it is Raw, kosher, vegan, organic.... it covers all bases. (Just make sure to only use a teaspoon, I think I accidentally put more than that in today and I am not enjoying my smoothie as much as usual.. vomit flavoring anyone?)
Anyway, everyone have a Happy Wednesday and if I have time later, I will revise and post from yesterday.


Michelle Hoad said...

Let me know if it works. I am usually a zombie by 4 in the afternoon and it makes me a crabby witch when the kids get home from school.

Anything Fits a Naked Man said...

Boy, I admire you. I don't think I could give up coffee. Good luck, please let us know how it's going!

Rachel said...

Michelle, so far so good. Its the end of the second day and I even ate like CRAP at lunch, and I still feel good. I think its magic powder :)

I will let everyone know in about a week if its a permanent thing, but according to the MANY revoews I found on it, people who use it tend to love it.