Thursday, November 18, 2010

"You're hot then you're cold."

Oh, Katie Perry. I can't get your song out of my head. I mean, it's seriously embedded. And for good reason as today's post touches on two things—one is hot, the other cold. Let's start with the hot topic.

Starbucks VIA Ready Brew mocha flavored coffee. SO GOOD. And honestly, I'm not the biggest fan of coffee. But when the weather turns, I occasionally crave a warm and exciting bev. Green tea doesn't always cut it, and real mochas have too much sugar. But these tasty packets—60 calories each. 'Course, it goes up a bit when you add milk as I did. But milk is milk. It's all good. And it's certainly better than any syrup-filled concoction you'd get at the counter. I just wish they came decaf. Boy do I buzz when the caffeine hits! Sometimes I don't mind it, though. Just sometimes.

I certainly don't mind the convenience factor associated with this product, either. One thing is for sure...Starbucks didn't give me anything to write this review. I'm just a common consumer sharing a tip. So you can trust that it's honestly good. But that's enough about that. Time to discuss the cold topic.

Yep. Ice cubes. However boring they may be, ice cubes do have some redeeming qualities. They keep your drink cold, sure. And obviously they help soothe injured body parts. But did you know they can also minimize the red-in-the-face flush you get after a particularly great sweat session? It's true. Women's Health reports that sucking on an ice cube "constricts some blood vessels in your face, immediately reducing the flush." All that happens as the ice comes in contact with the roof of your mouth.

Sounds like face-freeze to me. But on the other hand, it also sounds totally refreshing. There have been times when not even a shower takes my face from flush to fine, and it can be oh-so annoying. I mean, I don't want to look embarrassed when I'm not, purely because I worked out. That's something to be proud of! So you can be sure this'll be a trick I totally start employing. Your gym should have an ample supply of ice, and if they don't—bring it up. What happens if someone gets hurt? If you're working out at home, obviously you have ice somewhere.

Great, now I have another song in my head:

Will someone PUH-LEEEZ tell me where I can find orange pants like that? I think Jason needs a pair. Also, you heard it right here (right now) that my new goal is to learn the choreography above. I am blown away by its awesomeness. Laughing again. Maybe it can be the cardio element in my 6AM Circuit Sculpt class.

Word to your motha. (Hi mom!)

Question: Do you have a song stuck in your head? (My apologies if it's currently either of the aforementioned tunes.) How do you combat post-gym red face?

REMINDER! Don't forget to enter my Journey Bars giveaway! You just might win a combo box of 12 delicious and nutritious bars. (Contest ends at midnight EST on Friday, November 19, 2010).


Motha said...

Hi, Tara! The Starbucks caramel Via is equally as good, by the way. Bet it's good iced, too.

Heather said...

I didn't have a song stuck in my head...but I do now! :)

I LOVE Starbucks vanilla Via...the caramel is yummy too! I love having a cup before I run in the morning.

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