Saturday, February 13, 2010

Coffee...My Alternative to the Gym!

This morning (Saturday), we were all up at the same time (rare). My husband had to go into work for a little while, and was getting ready, etc. So, I decided to make him a cup of coffee (very's the little things, ya know), and I had some myself. Now, I don't know if I've mentioned this, but I don't drink coffee very often, for this one reason...IT MAKES ME SWEAT LIKE CRAZY! And this morning was no exception. And this wasn't even strong coffee. As a matter of fact, my coffee is more like milk with little splash of coffee. But for some reason, coffee makes me very hot (you're asking, "How could you get much hotter?" joke!) and makes me sweat. So much so, I had to take a shower just after just 2 cups of my milk/coffee concoction!

I've always had this problem. The few times I've drank alcohol, I've had the same reaction. I'm just wondering why? I did a little reading online before I sat down to write this, and didn't find anything that satisfied my question. I mean, I get that there's caffeine in coffee and that revs up your metabolism, but so does Coke. And it doesn't make me sweat...and I drink a LOT of Coke. I also understand that it's hot (duh), but so is hot tea and hot chocolate, and those don't make me sweat either. So, I'm at a loss.

The only silver lining I can come up with is that if coffee makes me work up a sweat, then maybe I should drink it instead of working out! I seem to be getting the same result! That makes sense, right? I didn't think you'd agree.

3 comments: said...

that was so funny... i wish i could drink coffee and then not have to exercise that would be awesome!

i like tea, not coffee (taste) ~ i have a hard time though with all caffeinated/alchol drinks... i get a high and then crash a bit later.
i don't get hot/caffeine with coffee... unless i drink alcohol.

i am not opposed to alcohol i just don't drink it because it makes me HOT!!!
i instantly get red and then my stomach burns... i get crazy and then crash meanwhile i am uncomfortable in my own skin...

if you figure this all out let me know LOL

Former Donut Junkie said...

Makes perfect sense to me! I really like your logic and reasoning! See ya', I'm going for more coffee!

Ron, aka The Former Donut Junkie

Shea said...

alcohol does the same thing to me too. My face starts to burn up and it even turns red. I forgot all about that! :) I wonder why that happens.