But here is my beef. The artificial sweetener isn't good for you. It just isn't. It makes my stomach hurt and it gives me headaches. So why do I always drink it? Because I need something to drink, something to do with myself when there is a lull in the day and lets just be grateful it isn't alcohol or tobacco! But alas, after one too many stomach aches and headaches I have decided I am going to attempt to just give it up. No more pop, soda, diet, or whatever you prefer to call it. I can not believe I am doing it. Whose with me?
Now the trick is to find something else to substitute that will give me the same pleasure but be better for you and still has some caffeine in it. You are probably all wondering, why is she not giving up caffeine as well, it isn't good for you either? Right? Well here is why. Running long distances requires you to refuel with i.e. gel packs, GU, power shots... you get the picture. And a lot of these little boosts of energy include caffeine. So it is important to me that my body stay somewhat acclimated to the caffeine so that when taking these GU's I don't run into any other major issues.
So first thing I am going to try is sparkling water mixed with some Spark...=) I have tried just plain sparkling water before to no good end.... but I will never give up and always try again =) so here is to a sparkling Sparked Perrier! Happy diet free day all.
p.s. I had given pop up for almost 3 days prior to this post and yesterday, in a moment of weakness at the mall food court I had a DIET PEPSI and I even refilled it. Now how weak was that..... Someone show me some love and do this with me so I know I am not the only other suffering soul out there depriving herself of the one true no calorie sweet beverage made......