So I recently took to the social media world and asked for feedback on a new series I want to try on my YouTube channel. Basically, I want to start trying more things and I thought vlogging about them would be a great way to keep myself accountable AND interact with you guys (and maybe do things so you don’t have to). I got a lot of good feedback so I decided I wanted to jump right in and start this series!
I figured I would blog about each topic I tackle as a sort of “intro” to each thing I try. I’ll let you guys know what I’m doing, why I’m doing it, and what I hope to get out of it, if anything. So, without further ado, the first installment of Carrie Tries is:
5 Days without Caffeine
This was recommended by a Facebook follower and I thought a few things when I read it:
- I might die and that’s crazy
- That’s a perfect thing to start this series off with
See, guys, I sacrifice for you.
But in all honesty, I thought this was a great thing to start out with because I am way too hooked on caffeine, it will be a nice way to learn the learning curve of vlogging often, and it’s something anyone can do. I drink a lot of caffeine because I’m a mom of a toddler, I work full time, I’m up editing some nights, I exercise frequently, and the list goes on. While I don’t drink a ton of soda, I do drink a TON of coffee and I love myself a white Monster or sugar free Red Bull. Cutting back would be beneficial for me and probably my wallet because Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts see me way too often.
Another reason I want to cut caffeine a bit is because long term use can really mess with your adrenal glands. Long sciencey stuff short- your adrenal glands release hormones that make you energized and keep you mentally balanced. Caffeine is a stimulant that puts those glands to work. Not a big deal, but if you’re constantly working those glands, they’re going to get tired and eventually not work as well as they should- kind of like a muscle. Overwork a muscle and it probably won’t function the way it’s supposed to. Laying off caffeine is a way to give those glands a rest so they can function properly and efficiently.
I did a little bit of research and it seems like caffeine makes its way out of your system completely in about 2 days at the longest. A lot of people detox from caffeine for weeks but I’m not so sure about all that right now, so 5 days it is for me!
I’m excited to get this series started! Make sure to check out my YouTube channel in about a for the first episode of “Carrie Tries” and if you haven’t seen all the other content there already, check it out before then!