Today was my first day without soda. I’m not experiencing too many withdrawal symptoms other than a killer headache. I know that’s to be expected, but dang, this hurts! ALOT!
I know there will be many benefits to not drinking soda. I’m feeling one of them already. I’m not nearly as sluggish as I am after a day spent drinking nothing but sugary, caffeinated, zero-nutrient gook. It’s funny how something we drink to keep us awake can have such an adverse effect on how we feel. Seriously, I feel pretty good besides the headache that kept me in the dark most of this evening.
Another benefit, I’m taking part of the money I would spend on soda and I joined the local gym. It’s not nearly as expensive as some others, you don’t have to sign a one or two year contract, and I can go when it’s convenient for me. That was essential since Rick is working longer hours and I have to have someone to watch Khaila. I signed up this afternoon, came home to whine about my pain, and after Khaila was in bed and the Excedrin kicked in, I went back down to check it out a bit more.
There were two people there when I got there, a husband and wife. This is very important to someone who has over 50 pounds to lose and is going into a gym for the first time. Once I don’t feel as awkward and out of place, it’ll be easier to go in when it’s busy. The machines were easy to figure out, although I think the computer was wrong, it said I achieved “superior” level for the fitness test. I was worried about getting bored since I forgot my mp3 player, but they have several television sets mounted to the wall.
If you’re an Evansville reader and you haven’t checked out Evansville Health Club, I encourage you to do so! Justin was very friendly on the phone this morning, was great in person, and I’m sure my “official” orientation tomorrow afternoon will be informative.