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 appreciated...it'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.