Well, it will be sixty hours by tomorrow morning prior to my workout. I plan on decreasing my caffeine intake overall so as to get the most punch out my caffeine intake when I do decide to have a shot. This is just yet another step forward in my diet and fitness progression. I didn’t like the “chronic” nature of my prior coffee (where the vast majority of my caffeine intake originates) habit — I didn’t like that my 5 or so cup-a-day habit (conservative estimate) had become a “maintenance” issue for me. I also don’t like the idea of chronically over-stressing my adrenal glands. I am of Art Devany’s mindset when it comes to chronic ingestion of these types of substances. I included this link in my last post (still can’t figure out what the deal is with the font in that post), but I’ll include it again, here. Interesting stuff.
So did I suffer any caffeine withdrawal over the past couple of days? You know, it was kind of odd. I did have a low-grade, rather dull headache most of the day Saturday, but I really didn’t crave coffee the way I’d prepared for. By Sunday morning, the headache had abated, and still no real craving. The testiness remained all weekend, though. I’m sure Meesus TTP will be glad when I’m over the hump. Either that, or she’s going to insist that I get back to my old coffee chugin’ habits. I’d prepared mentally for a much tougher go, and I’ve got to say that this was (aside from the short temper) not nearly as bad as I’d thought it would be. Even the day-long headache wasn’t that bad. It was kind of like having the first stages of the flu.
I am looking forward, though, to tomorrow morning’s cup o’ Joe.
My plan for tomorrow morning is to combine sprints with Barbell Power Snatches. Mondays are usually pretty crowded in the gym, though, so I my have to deviate from that plan. We’ll see how it goes.