I have finally decided that I need to come to terms with the fact that coffee is not my friend!! I have always know it, but I don’t like to admit it! The first time I became addicted to it I developed several kidney stones. These were extremely painful and I never want to deal with that again! So I quit coffee and went on a raw food diet and felt incredible! Then in the summer of 2012, my son Brayden started making coffee everyday because he loves it! When he makes it and I can smell it, I want to drink it haha!!! Now I am realizing that after doing some research I believe that I have adrenal fatigue and coffee is the worst thing for that! I was under great amounts of stress for pretty long periods of time. In 1998, my husband at the time was in a severe auto accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury. My older son Brayden was only 8 months old. His healing was a long slow process and it also changed all of our family dynamics, which was stressful as well. Then in 2004 my younger son Cooper was diagnosed with a rare childhood cancer. As you can imagine, my stress levels were off the charts with this one! We spent a year of surgeries, chemo, radiation, the works! Then the next 2 years consisted of regular scans to make sure the cancer did not come back. I feel like all of that took a major toll on me. Then in 2011 we started the foreclosure process on our house of 13 years and I filed for divorce. Since that time I have been dealing with making sure that my 2 boys are taken care of and also dealing with having a new relationship and working our way through merging 2 families! I am very happy with where I am currently, but it’s been a LONG and STRESSFUL journey! I am sure that my adrenal glands have been shot for awhile! I read the list of symptoms and I have many of them! So now I will embark on the journey of healing that! I think getting rid of coffee was the first step! Now I am starting the 22 minute hard corps workouts and today I started day 1 of the 3 day refresh! I actually feel amazing already! I am still drinking my Cafe Latte Shakeology first thing in the morning. It has coffee fruit in it, which is different than drinking coffee. I think that will help me to not have withdrawl symptoms. None so far! I hope you stop by and check in on this journey! If you need any help or you would like to join one of my workout/nutrition groups you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!